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Thousands Play New Wii U Games at Best Buy

Nintendo Experience at Best Buy

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans lined up to get a special first-look at some of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U games announced at E3 at the Nintendo Experience at Best Buy on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Schaumburg, Ill. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Nintendo/AP Images)

MINNEAPOLIS – June 13, 2013: Nintendo announced four new Wii U games at E3 this week including Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze. Wii U gamers got to be the first to play these new games at events held in 89 Best Buy stores throughout the U.S. and in 21 Best Buy stores in Canada. Typically only a select group of E3 attendees get the chance to play newly announced games, so this was a unique opportunity for gaming fans. It was a big hit, with thousands of people getting a coveted sneak-peek at the new games and feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

For those who didn’t get the chance to check out yesterday’s events, there’s another opportunity this Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. For information on participating Best Buy locations and how to preorder the games, check out www.bestbuy.com/NintendoEvents.

Between now and June 15, gaming fans can also get in on great savings on Wii U hardware and games available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com, including:

  • Purchase the Wii U Deluxe (SKU 6775792) and receive a $25 Best Buy gift card valid on your next purchase.
  • Select Nintendo titles are $19.99 ($40 savings per game) including:
    • Nintendo Land – (SKU 5681754)
    • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – (SKU 5763851)
    • SING – (SKU 5763788)

In other Best Buy gaming news, Best Buy is accepting preorders for PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles and games. Reserve yours now to get it in time for holidays!

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