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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



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$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

3:00 AM on 06.06.2012

Microsoft taking $99 Xbox 360 national later this month

Microsoft's latest effort to make the Xbox 360 seem less expensive than it actually is will soon be going national. Yes, that incredible $99 Xbox 360 deal that launched exclusively at Microsoft Stores last month is ...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 03.20.2012

Win a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Xbox 360 at Best Buy

EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is the latest game to get the limited-edition Xbox 360 treatment, with a console featuring cover athletes Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler against the backdrop of a grayscale golf course. ...

Samit Sarkar

11:30 AM on 02.02.2012

Lollipop Chainsaw pre-order bonus include Evil Dead skin

Warner Brothers revealed pre-order plans for Lollipop Chainsaw today, promising perhaps one of the greatest bonuses of all time -- a costume based on Ash from Evil Dead. Yeah, shut up and take my money! Ash will be exclusive...

Jim Sterling



Vita downloads confirmed cheaper than cartridges photo
Vita downloads confirmed cheaper than cartridges
by Conrad Zimmerman

For those wondering if PlayStation Vita owners in the US will get a discounted price for purchasing the digital releases of their games as compared to boxed retail copies (as in Japan), it looks as though that may indeed be the case. An intrepid Destructoid reader was browsing through their local Best Buy store and snapped up some shots of company computers listing the digital versions upcoming Vita titles Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Little Deviants, Modnation Racers, Hotshots Golf and Escape Plan as being priced 10% below the physical copy.

And then, just as we were getting ready to post about them, the gang at ShackNews got a confirmation from Sony who stated that while they aren't ready to give out details yet, Vita titles purchased over PSN will be subject to a discount.

Great news. This is really a step in the right direction for Sony if they plan to get the mass consumer on board with digital distribution.

[Thanks for the pictures, Jason!]

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3:00 PM on 01.28.2012

Pre-order Kid Icarus: Uprising, get 3D Classics original

Still on the fence on whether or not you'll be getting Kid Icarus: Uprising for 3DS when it's released this March? The fact that it comes with a stand not enough for you? How about a free download of the original NES classic,...

Ian Bonds



Best Buy stores getting PS Vita demo units photo
Best Buy stores getting PS Vita demo units
by Liam Fisher

Sony's done a good job of getting the Vita into fans' hands with their multi-city social clubs, but a lot of us can't make the drive to the nearest event. I could take a 3 hour trip to Atlanta just to play a Vita or, apparently, I could just wait until my local Best Buy gets a demo unit.

A reader in Connecticut has reported that his store has received a pair of Vita systems - complete with a 4gb memory card and Little Deviants - for their staff to show off. Rather than be relegated to a lowly display stand, the units will be strapped to an employee.

So if you're on the fence, you may want to take a minute to find out if you can get your filthy mitts o the handheld at your nearest store.

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12:00 PM on 01.27.2012

Prototype 2 getting 'Hardened Steel' Best Buy bonus

If you pre-order Prototype 2 at Best Buy, you'll be getting your hands on the "Hardened Steel" bonus. From what I can tell, this bonus almost breaks the game by making Heller near-invincible whenever he gets into a military ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 12.01.2011

Wow, Best Buy, that's pretty brutal

In case you can't read the banner, it says: Stop trading your games in somewhere that only sells Games. Used game trade in now available at Best Buy. That's... wow. That's ice cold. Best Buy trolling GameStop with Trade-In Advertissement. [NeoGAF]

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 11.11.2011

Black Friday: Best Buy deals revealed, start saving

Let's get right into this one, shall we? Best Buy's Black Friday 2011 ad surfaced recently and it doesn't disappoint. Here's just a short list of some of the more notable deals: $29.99 - Batman: Arkham City, Rage, Battlefiel...

Brett Zeidler