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12:00 PM on 05.31.2013

Canadian Best Buys getting Nintendo's E3 demos

As you may already be aware, Nintendo will allow the common folk to play E3 demos at select Best Buys throughout North America. We then shared a list of 89 cities in the continental United States that will play host to these ...

Tony Ponce



Here's the list of Nintendo's E3 demo Best Buy locations photo
Here's the list of Nintendo's E3 demo Best Buy locations
by Dale North

[Update: Canadian locations have been added.]

We recently told you that Nintendo plans to bring select E3 game reveals to Best Buy locations across North America. That's right: you'll be able to check out some of the Wii U games we're seeing at E3 at your local Best Buy. Pretty neat, right?

These games will be open for play from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday June 12, and from 1-5 p.m. on June 15. 

There's word of something called "Luigi loot" for those that visit. Whatever that is, I want some. 

You'll find the full list of stores below.

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10:03 AM on 05.17.2013

Nintendo to release demos for select E3 games at Best Buy

It appears as if Nintendo will be "bringing E3 to the public" in the words of Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Nintendo will be bringing playable builds of their newly announced Wii U games to select Best Buy l...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 05.16.2013

Kingdom Hearts 3D is only $10 at Best Buy today

I don't know what it is about Square Enix games, but they always feel like they cost too damn much. This is especially true of the handheld titles -- I refused to pick up Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy for $39.99, waiting instead...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 04.10.2013

Lost Planet 3's many retail specific pre-order 'bonuses'

Oh goodie! Another barrage of retail specific pre-order bonus fluff such as weapons, items, and characters that won't really alter your experience were you to just skip out on pre-purchasing the game. Lost Planet 3 is the la...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:15 AM on 03.22.2013

Best Buy has the Wii U Basic Set for $50 off

Today and tomorrow while supplies last, Best Buy has Wii U games and the console itself on sale. The system is the Basic Set, marked down from $299.99 to $249.99 for this promo. For the time being (at least in the US), I'm no...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 02.19.2013

Various retailers list Watch Dogs for Wii U

The Wii U is in a pretty sad state when no one can guarantee current third-party games for the platform. What will become of Nintendo's fun box when "truly next-gen" titles -- Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, for instance -- star making...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 02.17.2013

Destiny available for pre-order from GameStop, Best Buy

With the internet ablaze over the official reveal of Destiny, Bungie's new IP, it comes as no surprise that Best Buy and GameStop have already begun taking pre-orders. Both retailers have the game listed for $59.99. GameStop ...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 02.15.2013

Best Buy pre-order materials reveal info on Destiny

[Update: We've been sent another shot of the Destiny flier, this time with a much better look at the copy. Find it and the backside of the pre-order card, which specifically lists Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as the release pla...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 02.15.2013

Deal North: $15 Pokemon Black/White 2 at Best Buy

My 'Deal North' post returns after a long break with news of a big sale on games at Best Buy.  Best Buy has several sub-$15 games available today in-store and on their website. For some reason they're not advertising the...

Dale North

5:30 AM on 02.05.2013

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June

The OUYA console will start arriving at the homes of its Kickstarter backers in March, but you'll be seeing them in your local shops a scant few months later. An interview with OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman published on the WSJ....

Conrad Zimmerman





6:00 PM on 12.05.2012

Get ready to snag the regular 3DS for a mere $130

Damn, the 3DS deals just keep rolling in. As I mentioned a week ago, Target has marked down the regular 3DS to $129.99, a $40 reduction of its retail value. This includes all colors -- aqua, black, red, pink, and Prince editi...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 12.04.2012

$160 3DS XL at Best Buy from December 9-15

That $200 3DS XL bundle currently making the rounds about town? Eh. 'Tis not so great. You are limited to the blue model, and the bundled copy of Mario Kart 7 is digital only. At the very least, you can score a cool $20 gift ...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 12.03.2012

$200 3DS XL bundle snuck into stores under our noses

There wasn't much fanfare when it was discovered that a new $199.99 3DS XL bundle featuring a pre-loaded copy of Mario Kart 7 was coming. There was even less fanfare when the damn thing ninja-ed onto store shelves yesterday. ...

Tony Ponce



$99.99 Wii Mini revealed  photo
$99.99 Wii Mini revealed
by Jim Sterling

Nintendo has officially revealed the Wii Mini, slated for Canadian release on December 7 and retailing for $99.99. According to the platform holder, the small-size Wii will be exclusive to our neighbors in the north for the duration of the holiday period. 

The Mini features a top-loading disc tray and looks like a Duplo brick with its flat look and red/black color scheme. As well as cutting down on size, the Mini has an important feature snipped -- online connectivity. It also won't be compatible with GameCube games -- but "most" peripherals will be supported ... so that's something. Maybe. 

Nintendo currently has nothing to say on a worldwide release, so if you're desperate for an offline Wii that isn't backwards-compatible, you best be in Canada!

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11:00 AM on 11.07.2012

Best Buy's Black Friday sale marks down recent releases

While we're still a couple of weeks away from eating copious amounts of food and going through the motions of Black Friday, it's good to know what's ahead. Best Buy has posted a preview of its offerings which will be availabl...

Jordan Devore