13 Dec: Game On! Nintendo Family Fun Day is Back at Best Buy Dec. 14

Looking for some family competition this holiday season? Then think about swinging by Best Buy this weekend for Nintendo Family Fun Day.

You and the entire family will be able to put your gaming skills to the test on this season’s hottest games.

More than 100 stores will offer Nintendo Switch demos on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time. You can check out the full list of stores here.

This year we’ll have even more titles for you to try out, including Luigi’s Mansion 3, Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Ring Fit Adventure, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros.


08 Mar: Here are 4 ways to level up on Mario Day

From his stylish overalls to that handsome mustache, Nintendo’s Mario is not just a true original of the gaming world, he’s a full-on legend.

Every year, March 10, or Mar10, is celebrated as “Mario Day” (get it? Mar10 looks like MARIO!) and Nintendo fans worldwide will celebrate by powering up their gaming consoles and taking on Bowser and his minions. But aside from saving the Mushroom Kingdom and chasing down those gold coins, our team at Best Buy wanted to give you four additional ways to pay homage to our favorite superhero.


27 Feb: New Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is taking Pokémon trainers on a new adventure.

The company just announced two new games for Nintendo Switch coming in late 2019: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

The next adventure takes place in the new Galar region, where people and Pokémon live in a variety of environments — contemporary cities, vast plains and snowy mountains. Together, you and the Pokémon will explore the region, visit new gyms and challenge other eager trainers to claim victory.

Three new Pokémon are also available for trainers to select as their trusty partner as they venture out into the Galar region.


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.

Mario Day

10 Mar: Why I’m Celebrating Mario Day

March 10 is Mario Day (MAR10 looks like the name Mario — get it?).

It’s just another great day for fans to celebrate our favorite animated plumber.

I am one of those fans of Nintendo’s mustachioed hero. Let me explain.

Mario holds a special place in my heart. During my childhood, I remember my typical weekend ritual: saddling up in my living room, sitting way too close to the television, blowing into the Super Mario World gaming cartridge (a technique that I later found does absolutely nothing at all), and switching on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Best Buy - Family Fun

07 Dec: Nintendo Family Fun Demo Day Will Be at 100+ Best Buy Stores

If you’re thinking about swinging by Best Buy this Sunday, you might want to bring the whole family along.

More than 100 Best Buy stores will celebrate Nintendo Family Fun Demo Day on Dec. 10. (Click here to find a store near you.)

From noon to 3 p.m. local time, you and your family can try out some of this holiday season’s hottest games. Play Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on Nintendo 3DS, and score Nintendo prizes when you demo.

Super Mario Odyssey

20 Oct: 600+ Best Buy Stores Open Late for Super Mario Odyssey

The countdown is on, gamers.

Best Buy stores will be open late next week so you can bring home Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch, which was just awarded a rare perfect score by Edge.

More than 600 U.S. Best Buy locations will be opening simultaneously at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 27. That means 9:01 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, for those on West Coast; 10:01 p.m. for gamers on Mountain Time and 11:01 p.m. for fans in Central Time.

Nintendo World Championships

09 Oct: Best Buy Qualifier Wins Nintendo World Championships

Besting 23 opponents in games of the past and present, Thomas “Ito” Gonda of California won the Nintendo World Championships over the weekend in New York City.

Thomas — a 21-year-old computer science student at San Diego State University — unseated defending champion John “Numbers” Goldberg during a best-of-three final series of Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch console.

The victory ended his status as a lifelong runner-up, Thomas said.

The Nintendo World Championships, held Oct. 7, featured head-to-head competition on games like Mario Party 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Pokemon Go

11 Jul: ‘Pokemon Go’ Fans: Here’s How to Save Your Battery Life and Preserve Data

Yes, it appears the entire world’s saying “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” in unison.

Pokemon Go,” the augmented reality game powered by GPS, is a free hide-and-seek scavenger hunt that’s been atop the app download charts. It’s also why you’ve seen everyone glued to their phones walking around town – they’re trying to capture Pokemon.

But before you head back out to the PokeGym, you’ll want to master the following first.


Keep an eye on not maxing out your data plan

“Pokemon Go” has the tendency to eat up your monthly data allotment.

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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.