04 Dec: Best Buy stores open late for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mario, Link and Pikachu are back for the ultimate faceoff.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, one of this year’s hottest new games, comes out later this week. And Best Buy will be open late, so you can be one of the first to take it home and play all night long.

More than 600 Best Buy stores across the country will open for the release at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Dec. 7. (That means Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11:01 p.m.

National Mario Day Best Buy

10 Mar: Mario Day: Here’s Our Top 5 Most Memorable Mario Games

Mario’s not only a titan of the gaming industry but of world culture, too.

Created by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto for the classic arcade game “Donkey Kong,” the
Plumber started as a carpenter named Jump Man before bringing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) into American living rooms in 1985.

Since then, Mario has done everything from golfing to making levels in “Super Mario Maker. Considering it’s National Mario Day (or #Mar10Day), we’re ranking the top five most memorable Mario games.

Nintendo-Family Update

03 Dec: Sunday is Family Fun Game Day at Best Buy, Thanks to Nintendo

Need something that’s fun for the whole family this weekend while you’re checking gifts off your holiday wish list?

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. locally on Sunday, Dec. 7, you’re invited to Nintendo Family Game Demo Day at more than 100 Best Buy stores nationwide.

Nintendo Family Demo ArtNintendo Family Demo ArtPlay Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, explore Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Wii U or try out Pokemon Art Academy on 3DS.

And if you are lucky enough to live near our Culver City store in Los Angeles, you can try and snag a photo-op with Super Mario.