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05 Nov: Everything you need to know about getting this year’s new gaming consoles

The countdown is on! One of the biggest weeks in gaming is right around the corner, with Microsoft and Sony both releasing their much-anticipated new gaming consoles just in time for the holiday season.

Xbox Series X and S arrive on Nov. 10 and PlayStation 5 arrives on Nov. 12.

Here’s everything you need to know about getting your hands on a new console this year.  

Haven’t pre-ordered yet? Don’t worry

If you haven’t pre-ordered a new console yet, you still might be able to get your hands on one — but only on BestBuy.com.

Destiny Game

10 Jul: Test Drive One of 2014’s Biggest Games – ‘Destiny’ – at Best Buy

Destiny at Best BuyBeing the biggest game of the year could be Destiny’s well, destiny.

The video game that’s projected to sell nearly 15 million copies industry-wide won’t be released until Sept. 9. But from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, you can head to one of 71 Best Buy stores across the country and play the public beta version of Destiny.

Find a store near you to test drive the game that comes from the creators of Halo and the company that made Call of Duty (the list of participating stores is also located below).

Watch Dogs

27 May: Select Best Buy Stores Opened at Midnight for Highly Anticipated ‘Watch Dogs’ Release

Watch DogsIt’s already one of the most successful Ubisoft pre-order game releases ever and select Best Buy stores opened at 12:01 a.m. today to put Watch Dogs in the hands of customers who pre-ordered the highly anticipated title.

Didn’t pre-order? There should be additional copies available at your nearest store and you can always get it on BestBuy.com.

And available only at Best Buy is the Breakthrough Pack, offering an exclusive single-player mission, plus vehicle bonus perks.

The game is available on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

22 Nov: First Xbox One Sold At Best Buy

First Xbox One Customer

Hanoi De Los Angeles, right, stands at the checkout counter after becoming the first to purchase an Xbox One at Best Buy Theater in Times Square, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in New York. De Los Angeles waited in line all night to be the first person to purchase the highly anticipated gaming console. (John Minchillo / AP Images for Best Buy)

This morning at 12:01 a.m. EST, Best Buy sold the first Xbox One entertainment system at the Best Buy Theater in New York.

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20 Nov: Best Buy Launches Xbox One This Friday

Can’t wait to get the new Xbox One entertainment system? Well, wait no more. This Friday morning, the Xbox One gaming system will be available for the first time.

Best Buy will open its doors up to two hours early and will begin selling the new gaming platform starting at 12:01 a.m. local time. Customers who pre-ordered will be checked out first and the gaming systems will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The new Xbox One is on top of several holiday wish lists this year – and for good reason.

Best Buy PS4 Launch Customer

15 Nov: Best Buy Customers Wait All Night To Get New PlayStation 4 Systems

Best Buy PS4 Launch Line

Customers wait in line at the Best Buy store in Richfield, Minn. to be the first to buy the PlayStation 4 at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 (Photo Credit: Best Buy)

Gamers across the country waited in anticipation for hours, and even days, at Best Buy stores across the country to get their hands on the all new PlayStation 4 gaming system. Available for $399.99, the new gaming system was first announced in February 2013 and it’s been seven years since the launch of the last PlayStation gaming system – making gamers very eager for its arrival.

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01 Nov: Best Buy Gets Customers Ready for PS4 & Xbox One Launches

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Can’t wait to get your hands on the new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One gaming systems at Best Buy? Today, Best Buy shared out what customers can expect for the midnight launches in stores on Friday, Nov. 15 (PS4) and Friday, Nov. 22 (Xbox One).

To get to the front of the line on launch night, check out these helpful hints:

Arrive Early. Best Buy will be opening its doors up to two hours early to give customers an opportunity to get the games, accessories, connections and everything you may need for the ultimate gaming experience.

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14 Oct: Pre-Order Units Now Available: Xbox One – Day One Edition

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Still don’t have your Xbox One pre-ordered? Be among the first to experience Xbox One and pre-order the Xbox One – Day One Edition today! Best Buy now has limited quantities available for pre-order, but hurry because they will go fast!

The new Xbox One launches on Nov. 22 and it delivers an entertainment experience like nothing before. Xbox One was designed from the ground up to be the centerpiece of every living room. The Day One Edition now available includes the commemorative controller and exclusive achievement.