Gamers, it’s that time of the year again! June is around the corner, and so are exciting announcements. E3, the annual trade show event for the video game industry, might be cancelled again this year, but major game publishers have been and continue to announce their latest games for the coming year. Play at Best Buy is returning so you can learn about all gaming news in our articles and preorder many of the games soon after they are announced (or learn when to expect preorders to begin). And like every year in June, Play at Best Buy will include a huge gaming contest! Get ready for big gaming announcements here on the blog, great deals, and incredible prizes. Keep on reading to learn more about the event and how to enter the contest.

Play at Best Buy is back!

June is traditionally an exciting month for the gaming community, and this year is no exception. Throughout Play at Best Buy, the Best Buy Blog gaming team will be covering all the big gaming announcements, as well as linking to the amazing deals as they become available; so, make sure to come back and visit this page regularly not to miss the latest gaming news.

PC gaming

Get ahead of the game with the right gaming gear

A complete gaming setup can not only make your gaming experience more immersive, but it can also help improve your game play. As game publishers are getting ready to announce their latest releases, now is the time for you to assess your gaming setup and complete it so you can make the most of the new games when they come out. 

Upgrade your console for enhanced performance

MWII hockey pucks bonus prizes

Activision has provided two limited edition MWII/Taskforce 141 Hockey Pucks to celebrate the reveal of this new game happening on June 8th: one hockey puck will be added to the Xbox prize bundle and one will be added to the PS5 prize bundle.

Over the past two years, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo have each released new consoles that can instantly improve your gaming experience. The PlayStation 5, for example, packs a blazing fast SSD that virtually eliminates load times. Although compact, the Xbox Series S delivers great visuals, while the Nintendo Switch OLED lets you enjoy gaming on the go on a vibrant 7-inch screen. Jon Scarr, the Best Buy Blog’s gaming editor, reviewed each of these consoles for us, so make sure to read his reviews to learn more about their specs and his experience using them: PS5 review, Xbox Series S review, Nintendo Switch OLED review. Also keep reading this article to learn how to enter this contest for a chance to win one of them!

Make the most of your games with a gaming TV or VR headset

Samsung 65" 4K UHD HDR QLED Tizen Smart TVEnjoy your games to their fullest potential by pairing your console with a TV optimised for gaming. Besides allowing you to enjoy your games on a big screen, gaming TVs like the Samsung 65″ 4K HDR QLED Tizen Smart TV include key features that reduce lag and motion blur to help improve your game play. If you’re looking for a truly immersive experience though, the Meta Quest 2 VR headset with touch controllers takes you right into the action and lets you experience games like never before. 

Take your PC gaming experience to the next level with these accessories

Turtle Beach Stealth 700X If you’re a PC gamer, you can also improve your game play and overall gaming experience by adding a few accessories to your setup. A gaming headset like the Turtle Beach Stealth 700X Gen 2 can make you feel as if you were in the midsts of the action, while a gaming keyboard like the HyperX Alloy Origins 65 and gaming mouse like the Corsair Nightsword can give you the precision and ergonomics you need to keep comfortably playing for hours on end. Make sure to read our PC gaming buying guide that covers everything you need for the ultimate gaming setup to learn more. 

Amazing prizes for all types of gamers 

Whether you’re a newbie or a professional gamer, we are excited to give away the gaming equipment and accessories you will need to enhance your gaming sessions. This year’s incredible prizes are:

  1. Xbox Series S, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 12-month membership, and Turtle Beach Stealth 700X Gen 2 wireless gaming headset
  2. Nintendo Switch OLED White, Mario Strikers: Battle League, and Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming headset
  3. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition console, digital codes for MLB The Show (PS5), Gran Turismo 7 (PS5), and Horizon Forbidden West Launch Edition (PS5), and ASTRO Gaming A10 Gen 2 over-ear headset
  4. Samsung 65″ 4K UHD HDR QLED Tizen Smart TV
  5. Meta Quest 2 128GB VR headset with touch controller
  6. Razer Iskur X gaming chair, Razer Huntsman V2 mechanical gaming keyboard, Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless gaming headset, and Razer Viper V2 Pro wireless gaming mouse
  7. HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse, HyperX Alloy Origins 65 mechanical red gaming keyboard, HYPERX mechanical keyboard Pudding keycaps, HYPERX QuadCast S RGB microphone, HyperX Compact Cool Gel Memory Foam wrist rest, HyperX Pulsefire mat, and HyperX Cloud Alpha wireless gaming headset
  8. Corsair HS65 SURROUND gaming headset, Corsair Nightsword RGB gaming mouse,
    Corsair K70 RGB PRO mechanical gaming keyboard, and Corsair MM700 gaming mouse pad

How to enter our Play at Best Buy contest

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways:

  1. From May 20th to June 30th, in a comment below this article, tell us what gaming gear that is available at Best Buy you would like to get, and how it would improve your gaming experience; you must include the link to that product from the Best Buy website in your comment. 
  2. From June 3rd to June 30th, Best Buy will hide a coin (like the one you see here) somewhere on the Play at Best Buy event page;  click on that coin to reveal a secret code located somewhere on the next page. Once you have the code, email it to with “Play at Best Buy Contest” in the subject. Do not post the code in a comment on the blog. Each Friday during June (for a total of four Fridays) the Best Buy team will place the coin in a new location on the Play at Best Buy event page and clicking on it will lead you to a new secret code that you can then email to the blog team for an additional contest entry. That means you can enter four times by emailing those four unique codes. Make sure to come back to this contest and send each week’s unique code to our email address for the best chance to win! 

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will randomly draw 8 winners from all eligible entries posted on the blog (in English and French) and sent via email; each will receive one of the prize packages listed here: Xbox Series S package, Nintendo Switch OLED package, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition package, Samsung Smart TV, Meta Quest 2, Razer package, HyperX package, and Corsair package.

This contest runs from May 20th until June 30th.

Remember you can enter once in a comment here and up to four times in an email as described above. That means that you can enter this contest up to five times in total to increase your chances of winning one of the amazing prizes! Also tell your friends, family, and fellow gaming enthusiasts about this contest as they don’t want to miss out on these prizes either!

Play at Best Buy Gaming Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck


  1. My husband desperately needs a new gaming chair! This would be perfect for improving his gaming experience. The he has, well technically he is using a wooden chair lol is so bad for posture, and simply falling apart. Looking through the Best Buy website, the Esports Central 200 Series Gaming Chair looks like a good choice, affordable and not too overly excessive.

  2. I would need a nice tv ( with 4k 120hz HDMI 2.1 to support the PS5. I would need an excellent big desk to fit the 55-inch tv, ps5, accessories and hopefully my laptop. I would want some Bluetooth headphones to connect to the tv, not the ps5 since that would slow down the performance ( I would need a power extender since the area where my current desk only has 2 outlet ports. I would need at least 4 (1 for ps5 1 for tv 1 for a laptop one for my Nintendo switch a USB port for the Bluetooth headphones another for my phone). Which makes a huge difference from having to plug in and keep on unplugging in something ( I wouldn’t need this but it is a want, I want a gaming chair since the chair this I sit on right now is not horrible but it’s not a gaming chair ( Thank you for giving me a chance and I will email you the code once it appears on the website. I will make a video thanking you if I win and once again thanks for the chance!

  3. The Xbox Series X wireless Bluetooth controller would help me to be able to connect to Bluetooth on the Amazon firestick or other laptop and other devices to be able to play games on any of those devices with excellent controls that are smooth.

  4. I would love to upgrade to a Xbox Series S. I have a Xbox One as my current console and I would love to upgrade to a newer spec console.

  5. Love a gaming chair

  6. While all the prizes presented are incredible, my eyes are drawn to the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. As a gamer I have always held onto my older consoles due to the memories I have forged with them, but when I first saw the PS5 it was like an introduction to an old friend after many years apart, seeing how much they have changed and improved since you last saw them.

    The PlayStation 5 is revolutionary in the world of console gaming with its new controllers alone, from its clean design and the all new “haptic feedback,” which would bring me one step further in my pursuit of immersion in my gaming experience.

    Furthermore the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition would allow me to finally see the beautiful worlds in games in a higher resolution at twice the faster FPS, games like MLB The Show, Gran Turismo 7 , and Horizon Forbidden West and so many more which I can upgrade. Additionally, for the first time ever I can play a majority of older games again on the PS5 with its backwards compatibility, games that I have been unable to play in years, which is an amazing experience alone.

    Lastly in regards to my gaming experience, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition would allow me to do the one thing that I purchased my first console for: to hang out with my friends anywhere, no matter the distance apart and to experience the new worlds in video games with them. As my old console is coming to an end of its cycle it, it was this thought which rang in my head, combined with all the other reasons listed before you reader in this brief writing is why I seek the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition as it would exponentially improve my gaming experience. Thank you for taking the time to read and for opportunity.

  7. I need the Razer Iskar ergonomic chair since I sit for long periods of time and I also suffer from back pain so this would help.


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