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News: Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifier Details Confirm Prizes and Limit of 750 Competitors Per Store

Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifier Details Confirm Prizes and Limit of 750 Competitors Per Store

A total of 6000 players

It's fair to say that the reaction to the Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifiers has been less than positive; social media hasn't been kind on details of just eight participating stores. Our suspicion is that Nintendo of America will aim for the qualifiers to pass with minimal fuss and then focus minds of w

News: Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Details for Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Details for Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Just 8 locations for the whole of the US

When Nintendo announced its E3 plans, the Nintendo World Championships 2015 details were arguably the standout. Bringing back the iconic style of the 1990 equivalent, it certainly captured the imagination. Some of the tangible details have now been confirmed and, we suspect, may not go down particularly well...

News: Nintendo of America Teams Up With Best Buy For New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands On Events This Weekend

Nintendo of America Teams Up With Best Buy For New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands On Events This Weekend

Get an Eiji Aonuma Mii and StreetPass goodies, too

Following its launch on 13th February, the New Nintendo 3DS XL is heading into that post-hype period of sales, when Nintendo's focus shifts away from exciting dedicated fans to winning over those on the fence. The April arrival of system-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will play a major role,...

News: Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Expect a scramble for stock

The release trends for amiibo waves have varied per territory, though it's arguably been the most chaotic in North America, with formal release dates coming at late notice and plenty of instances where stock has vanished as quickly as it's supposedly arrived. Those planning on hunting down a Best Buy-exclusive Meta Knight...

News: Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Pre-Order Duplicates

Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Pre-Order Duplicates

Correction - those ordering more than one have orders reduced

Much to the disappointment of so many fans, Nintendo's recent string of high-demand exclusives have been selling out as soon as they're announced. In the case of both amiibo and the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, supply has been limited while demand remains very high. What makes...

News: Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Due in February and joins Shulk's GameStop exclusivity

By the end of February 2015 Nintendo will have released 29 amiibo figures. While distribution is expected to be across all retailers in PAL regions, in particular, some exclusivity deals on the early 2015 toys have begun to emerge for the US. Shulk will be a GameStop exclusive in the country,...

News: Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Starts 20th July, deals on 3DS XL, Wii U Pro Controller and Remotes, too

Now over three years old, the 3DS has amassed an impressive library of games, including plenty developed and/or published by Nintendo. For those still gradually building collections, or perhaps only now jumping into 3DS ownership, there's plenty of choice. Best Buy shoppers in...

News: Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Free gold coin and $5 voucher for early event pre-orders

Nintendo's all set for a relatively busy E3 in a couple of week's time, gearing up with a 'Digital Event', live Super Smash Bros. Invitational show, live streaming and demonstrations from the Treehouse team throughout the show and, of course, demo units at Best Buy stores around the U.S. The...

News: North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Bundle Races Into View

North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Bundle Races Into View

Could this be the Best Buy for US gamers?

We've already seen the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles for Europe and very nice they are too. Of course North America is not to be outdone and retailer Best Buy is currently accepting preorders for the Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set — as seen above — for the attractive price of $329.99. As well as including...

Weirdness: Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

$10 of real-life gasoline to "rev up your Kart"

According to this site linked to Best Buy's Mario Kart 8 page, the company has an interesting promotion for customers in the United States. If you pre-order and purchase Mario Kart 8 at your local Best Buy, you'll get $10 in "gas cash" to fuel your real-life ride using a special code online. Specific...

News: Best Buy's 20% eShop Card Discount is Back

Best Buy's 20% eShop Card Discount is Back

Nintendo wants you to know

Late last year Best Buy reduced eShop pre-paid cards by 20% in North America, tempting gamers to go the download option by essentially offering a discount across all games on the download stores. Shoppers had the chance to spend, for example, $40 to receive $50 of credit; as a promotion to encourage more to take the...

Rumour: Best Buy's Wii U E3 Demo List Revealed

Best Buy's Wii U E3 Demo List Revealed

Dare we say it's slightly disappointing?

We know that through two days, one during E3 and one shortly after, over 100 Best Buy stores throughout North America will host demo units of major upcoming Wii U games, with the goal of giving shoppers the booth experience wherever they are. It's a solid initiative, and a picture has emerged — via...

News: Nintendo Confirms E3 Best Buy Demo Locations

Nintendo Confirms E3 Best Buy Demo Locations

89 in the U.S. and 21 in Canada

Not too long ago we reported that Best Buy will be showcasing demos of Nintendo's E3 games, essentially bringing the booth to the masses. With big Wii U titles such as Mario Kart and the new Super Mario 3D expected to be playable, it could be an enticing opportunity for gamers in North America. Nintendo has now...

News: Nintendo and Best Buy Team Up for Exclusive 3DS Content

Nintendo and Best Buy Team Up for Exclusive 3DS Content

SpotPass in store

Following the official North American 3DS launch at Best Buy in New York back in March, Nintendo is to continue its relationship with the retailer by offering exclusive downloadable content for the console at around 1,000 stores from 7th June. As well as offering 3DS users access to the SpotPass service, which sees the console automatically connect to an available Wi-Fi hotspot to..