A spooky premonition?
With all the games being released on the Nintendo Switch right now, it’s easy to forget the 3DS is still receiving new releases. One game coming to the handheld that hasn’t received as much spotlight as the likes of WarioWare Gold is the remake of the 2001 GameCube launch title, Luigi’s Mansion. Since its initial...
It's pretty darn festive, too
We all love retailer-exclusive editions, right? Ok, maybe not, but if you live in the US and happen to shop at Best Buy they do have a neat extra to go along with new copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Anyone that picks the game up for the festive period will get a free SteelBook case. You can get it from the US...
Target previously praised the Switch impact
Nintendo may be continually playing catch-up with consumer demand at present, but the evidence continues to stack up to suggest that the Switch could be a notable success for the company. From investor confidence to general buzz on social media, the system is enjoying superior publicity and positivity in...
F5 at noon central time, people!
The NES Classic Mini and the Nintendo Switch have both been notoriously difficult to purchase since launch. Whenever restocks come in they usually tend to sell out in a matter of minutes as demand continues to outstrip supply. If you are still hoping to pick up a NES Mini or a Switch without turning to eBay, then...
Go go go!
Nintendo Switch pre-orders have disappeared fast in various territories, but Best Buy has topped up its stock enough to offer 'Limited Quantities' of pre-orders on its website. At the time of writing only the grey model is still showing as available when you go to the product page, with the neon Joy-Con model showing as 'coming soon'...
Pit! Samus! Lucina! Sonic! Gold Mario! Ness!
It's surprising that a number of Smash Bros. amiibo figures are still relatively rare, depending on where you live. Some figures that are as common as rainy days here in the UK require pre-orders in the US, even when they were originally released in 2014 / 2015. That seems to be the case with some...
Everyone loves retailer exclusives, right?
It's that time again, amiibo hunters, as you scramble to grab the latest amiibo for your collection. This one's for North American gamers, in particular, as Best Buy has launched pre-orders for Falco, which is exclusive to the retailer. You can see the tweet below and you need to head to this product page...
Pit's emo alter-ego launches later this month in the US
The Dark Pit amiibo will be exclusive to Best Buy in North America, it would seem. Searching for the figure on Best Buy's site reveals an "Only at Best Buy" label on the product page. The figure launches alongside fellow
Nintendo confirmed a September release for Mario Maker back in its April Direct, and now an over-eager Best Buy community manager appears to have outed the release date for Canada. It seems pretty legitimate, falling on a Friday and within that anticipated month - the date given is 11th September. This potential reveal - and we think...
Best Buy also hosting a special StreetPass event this weekend
Nintendo of America occasionally throws some extra details into its Nintendo Download Update press release, one of which is promoting a current Splatoon sweepstakes on Miiverse. It's one for creative gamers that fancy sharing a drawing for the shooter on the social network, and it's...
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
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Target will then pick up the discount baton
Just this past weekend we pointed US Nintendo gamers towards a host of upcoming Target discounts that'll run from 14th-20th December, in that same article also referencing some modest Best Buy deals that accompanied the retailer's family game demos. That list of Target deals included 3DS XL systems with a...
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,...
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...
An account of Nintendo’s second foray into digital demonstrations
Not one to keep its ideas safely inside of the metaphorical box, Nintendo decided once again to forgo the standard E3 press conference this year and instead broadcast its own "Digital Event" directly to the consumers. While this caught many off guard last year during the first...
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...
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...
$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...
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...
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...
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...
A $4.99 bonus
Nintendo of America has confirmed a promotion being run by Best Buy (in the U.S. only), where a purchase of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D comes with a free download code for Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels on the 3DS eShop.
The next best thing
In a rather surprising and unprecedented move, Nintendo of America has announced that it has partnered with Best Buy for the retailer to showcase playable demos of Nintendo's E3 offerings during the week of the conference. While no details were announced about which titles will be playable, it has been confirmed that over 100...
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...
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