Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Amazon to launch own brand games accessories this year

Amazon has confirmed it has plans to launch own brand gaming accessories later this year.

Although Amazon’s store already stocks a range of gaming accessories from the likes of Turtle Beach and Razer, but Amazon is preparing to launch its own exclusive range.

“One of the things we’re looking at in Amazon is building our accessories range. We’ve got a bigger selection, but we’re also developing a new and exclusive range for Amazon as well, launching in the latter part of Q3, so around September/October time”, said Ketu Patel, Amazon UK Head of Video Games speaking with TrustedReviews.

“There’s big demand for things like gaming headsets, particularly when they’re wireless as well and there’s the fact that they’re a tie between music, DVD, TV and gaming. It’s a big market especially at the moment. Accessories are doing quite well at the moment, so during the peak season it’s going to be a big driver [of revenue].”

However, when pressed as to what kind of gaming accessories Amazon has up its sleeves, Patel remained coy, asking us to:

“Watch this space, there’s going to be things coming out.”

Amazon also teased that there’s going to be a strong focus on tech-based toys this year with the online retail giant branching more strongly into gaming merchandise too.

“[Tech toys] is something else we’re going into, so again watch this space. We’re going to have more merchandise. At the moment that sits within our toy category, but we’re going to give it more space on our site. Potentially plush toys, figurines, strategy guides and those areas we’re going to dedicate space to.”

Read more: Xbox One vs PS4

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.