“Amazon Gaming Week” will be held on Amazon from May 9th to 15th.
“Amazon Gaming Week” is a one-week sale campaign for a wide range of users from beginners to core gamers. During the period, game-related products including PCs, consoles, and mobiles, and products related to the game industry will be bargains!
Golden Week (GW) is over, but this “GW” starts today! Why don’t you try shopping to get rid of the boredom feeling after the holidays?
Below, I’ve prepared links for each category to see what categories of items are cheaper. We also touch on some of the hot items, so be sure to check them out.
And don’t forget to charge your Amazon Gift Certificate, which gives you up to 2.5% points before shopping!
Introducing how to choose a monitor or headset!
The lineup ranges from ASUS notebook PCs, which cost less than 100,000 yen and are affordable for entry, to high-end desktops equipped with the RTX 3080 Ti. How about finding the perfect one for your budget and usage?
The point of choosing a PC is roughly …
・Desktop or notebook
You should be careful about that. Naturally, the better the performance, the higher the price. It’s a good idea to consult with your budget about the CPU and graphic board, and choose an SSD with a short loading time while considering the memory capacity of 16GB or more and the storage capacity.
If you go to the official website of each title, the recommended / required specifications are listed in most cases, so if you have decided on the title you want to play, it is a good idea to use that as a guide.
It is recommended to buy monitors etc. at the time of such sale. Here are some points to keep in mind when making an easy choice for those who are “what to buy …”.
The monitor size should be selected in consideration of the size of the desk. If you select “Full HD” with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, you can play without problems. Also, if you want to enjoy 4K, choose 3840 x 2160.
To put it simply, the larger the number, the smoother the image on the monitor will be displayed. Is 144Hz most of the gaming monitors? If you mainly play on PS4 or Switch instead of PC, you can lower it. The PS5 supports gameplay at 120Hz, so it’s a good idea to choose one at 120Hz.
And response speed is an item that you should pay particular attention to when playing FPS and fighting games. It is recommended that the response speed is 1ms or less here. If it is difficult to choose one with 1ms or less, consider 5ms or less.
In addition to this, there is no limit to the types and numbers of audio outputs, supported input terminals, monitor panel types, etc., but roughly the above four items (monitor size, resolution, refresh rate, response speed) Please look for it on the axis.
There are some points to choose here as well.
・ Wired or wireless
・ High reading accuracy
・Number of shortcut buttons, etc.
The wired type tends to be lighter in weight and reasonably priced (it is just a tendency). The wired type is expensive and heavy, but it is easy to handle because there is no cable. Of course, it is said that the lighter the weight, the less tired it is, but on the other hand, there are cases where it is difficult to aim with FPS etc. because it is too light.
The reading accuracy of the mouse is expressed by the numerical value of “DPI”. The higher this number, the higher the reading accuracy = the more accurate the operation becomes possible. However, if the reading accuracy is too high, it may reflect unexpected movements of the user. This area is apart that depends on the user. There are some that can switch DPI like Logitech G502 HERO, so if you want to try various things, you may choose with a switching function.
In addition, the shortcut function with buttons etc. is very convenient for those who play MMO etc. Depending on the genre you play, you may want to consider the number of buttons.
The difference between general work and game operation is the large number of buttons that can be pressed at the same time. When using it in a game, check whether it supports “N key rollover” which means that it will be recognized even if you press it at the same time. Like HyperX Alloy Origins and Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition JP, it is even more convenient to have an “anti-ghost function” that prevents erroneous input when pressing keys at the same time in addition to “N key rollover”.
One of the points I would like to check is whether or not it has a “macro key function” that allows you to register frequently used key operations.
・N key rollover
・ Anti-ghost function
・Macro key function
・Key input reaction speed
・ Wired or wireless
After that, you should be careful when choosing whether it is wired or wireless like a mouse, and what the reaction speed at the time of key input. Personally, it doesn’t move like a mouse, so I think you don’t have to worry about whether it’s wired or wireless.
Here are some things to keep in mind when purchasing a gaming headset.
・ Wired or wireless
・ Whether it is a closed type or an open type
・ Whether it is a mini plug connection or a USB connection
・ Presence / absence of surround (5.1 / 7.1ch) function
The wired type has the great advantage that there is no sound delay. Wireless is evolving and sound delay is decreasing. When playing FPS etc., it is important to think about this.
The advantage of wireless type is that there is no cable. When you want to move in the room, you can move without touching it, and even though you want to be absorbed in the game, the cable touches your body and you are distracted. Others, such as the Razer Wireless Gaming Headset BlackShark V2 Pro, are wireless but can be cabled and used as a wired connection.
Whether it’s closed or open depends on how long you play the game. The closed type has high sound insulation and makes it easy to immerse yourself in the game, but it can also be stuffy and tight and tiring. The open type is the opposite, and has the advantage of being less tiring, but the surrounding sounds come in. The weight is also relatively light. It’s a point that affects how easy it is to get tired.
Many of the recent games support surround sound, which is one of the indispensable functions for a realistic feeling.
Also, the connection method is surprisingly a pitfall. Make sure to check whether it is a mini plug connection or a USB connection when using it in your environment before purchasing.
In this category, there are many items such as microphones, capture boards, speakers, gaming chairs, etc. that are not the game itself, but are used for improving the playing environment and distribution. You can also search for handle controllers etc. from this category.
TV and Fire Tablet
This category deals with TVs, Fire HD 10 Plus, and more. If you’re not looking for game items, or if you want to use your TV as a monitor, look here.
Beverages and confectionery
This category deals with Red Bull Energy Drink Orange Edition and sweets. For beverages and sweets, it is one way to use not only Amazon Gaming Week but also time sale. If you like, please take a look at this one.