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08 Aug: Best Buy to Host Nintendo World Championship Qualifiers

Eight stores across the U.S. are the exclusive place to compete for a chance to play in the finals in New York City

Buckle up, Nintendo fans, the Nintendo World Championships are back. And the only place to qualify is at eight select U.S. Best Buy stores (full list below).

When we last hosted the qualifying events in 2015, hundreds of fans showed up to each store to compete.

Between Aug. 19 and Sept. 10, the eight stores will host qualifying rounds of the Nintendo World Championships.

Amiibo Blog Photo

03 May: Only at Best Buy: Bayonetta Player 2 and Majora’s Mask Link amiibo

Best Buy’s the place for the Majora’s Mask Link amiibo.

While pre-orders for the Legend of Zelda figure have closed due to limited quantities, this amiibo is compatible with many games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and comes out on June 23.

That isn’t the only exclusive amiibo at Best Buy.

You can pre-order Bayonetta Player 2 today. It’s in the final line of Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures. Bayonetta Player 2 arrives at Best Buy July 21.

Best Buy - NES Classic Edition

16 Dec: NES Classic Edition Available in Best Buy stores only Dec. 20

Never underestimate the power of nostalgia, especially when it comes to video games.

Take the NES Classic Edition console. The throwback system quickly emerged as one of this year’s most sought-after holiday gifts, particularly for those who spent their youth sitting on the living room floor playing Super Mario Bros on the original, 8-bit Nintendo. When it launched last month, the NES Classic Edition was gone within mere minutes.

Still hoping to get your hands on this hard-to-get gift? We’ve got good news for you.

Best Buy Nintendo Sunday Funday

09 Dec: Enjoy Nintendo Sunday Funday at Select Best Buy Stores

Looking for some good ol’ family fun this Holiday season? Then Sunday Funday Nintendo events at select Best Buy stores might be for you.

More than 100 stores across the country will offer hands-on demos of 3DS games such as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, in addition to Paper Mario Color Splash on the Wii U. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

There’s also no better time than the Sunday Funday event to bring Wii U or 3DS games home in time to be gifted – or self-gifted – this holiday season.

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.

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.

Three Cavaliers Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked

03 Mar: Gamers Club Unlocked Members Get Exclusive 3 Day Access to ‘Bravely Second: End Layer’ Demo

Here’s yet another great reason to be a Gamers Club Unlocked member.

Only GCU members will get access on March 7 to the “Bravely Second: End Layer” demo. That’s a full three days before everyone else can check it out on March 10.

Interested in joining Gamers Club Unlocked? Just sign up by March 6. Then you’ll receive the exclusive download code via email in time for the first day of the demo. (Codes can only be redeemed between 12 a.m.

Xenoblade at Best Buy

02 Nov: Get ‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’ at Best Buy, Score $10 in e-Pizza Cash

You’re going to get Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy anyway. Why not get $10 in free e-Pizza cash, too?

Attention: Game night is now on. If it sounds too good to be true, don’t worry, it’s not.

Here’s how to make it happen.

1. Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U (excluding Collector’s Edition) by Dec. 3, 2015. Make sure to purchase it by Dec. 10. Limit one pre-order per person. Limited quantities and no rain checks.

2. One code for $10 in e-Pizza cash per game will be provided and must be entered at XCXPizzaCash.com

Falco amiibo

13 Oct: Only at Best Buy: Pre-Order the Falco amiibo Today

Hey amiibo fans. Today’s a great day.

You can pre-order Nintendo’s Falco amiibo right now – only on BestBuy.com.

There’s a limit of one Falco amiibo per customer as quantities will be limited, so make sure to secure yours today.

Then mark your calendars for Nov. 20 to head to your local Best Buy to get your hands on it.

The amiibo is compatible with a variety of games, including Super Smash Bros.

It’s as simple as tapping Falco to your Wii U GamePad or new Nintendo 3DS XL to bring him to life and expand your game play.

Best Buy Mario Maker WiiU

11 Jun: Be One of the First to Play ‘Mario Maker’ on the Wii U at 100 Best Buy Stores  

It’s been called Nintendo’s “most promising game of the year.”

All the more reason to come to a nearby Best Buy store on June 17 and June 20 and be one of the very first to play Mario Maker on the Wii U.

About 100 Best Buy stores will welcome anyone who’s interested to try out the anticipated upcoming game from 4 to 9 p.m. on June 17 and from noon to 5 p.m. on June 20.

Find the store nearest you, and don’t forget to pre-order the game which will arrive this fall.

Best Buy Nintendo World Championships

20 May: Compete and Qualify for Nintendo World Championships at 8 Best Buy Stores on May 30

Calling all Nintendo fans.

You’ll want to immediately mark your calendar for Saturday, May 30.

Eight Best Buy locations (participating stores listed below) across the country are hosting qualifying events for the upcoming Nintendo World Championships, which will take place on June 14 in Los Angeles.*

If you’re at least 13 years old and want to see if you are one of the best Nintendo gamers, just be one of the first 750 people to arrive at a participating store.

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.