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.

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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 bestbuyblog@bestbuycanada.ca 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

1841 COMMENTS

  1. Awsome, this would take me to the next level and my grandkids will have a blast the 49″ will bring things to life like no other

  2. Well, I have recently upgraded my Elgato stuff. An entire overhaul with the new release stuff would be amazing to have such as the https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/elgato-hd60-x-usb-3-0-video-game-capture/16029142 This product is changing the way we see gameplay recorded. Honestly, Elgato makes fantastic products that I just can’t seem to not buy. Not to mention the last two pieces of my upgrade https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/elgato-key-light-air/14578381 & https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/elgato-green-screen/14578379

    The Samsung TV is a great steal honestly. QLED technology is beautiful! https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/samsung-65-4k-uhd-hdr-qled-tizen-smart-tv-qn65q75aafxzc-only-at-best-buy/16009722 Plus could use a massive upgrade!

    Finally, one thing I have yet to add to my collection of consoles is the Playstation 5 https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/playstation-5-digital-edition-console/15689335 One of the only consoles I haven’t had the money to consider buying. However, some of the exclusives are starting to change my mind!

    One thing I wish we could buy from Bestbuy is the Shure recording microphones. I think honestly it would be a huge addition to the company to add Shure microphones into retail stores and online. Don’t get me wrong, Yeti’s are great entry-level microphones, but we really need to see BestBuy tap into the market of streaming. The foot is already halfway into the door.

  3. I’m entering here for the switch OLED model. I have a wii that we bought about nine years ago, and although it has its charm my eyes can’t help but wander to the bright red packaging of the switch as we buy printer toner at BestBuy. Its a little awkward playing a mario kart game from a decade ago with my friends when they can just go home to play the new one. Anyway, thanks for your time and hosting this contest!
    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/nintendo-switch-oled-model-console-white/15598575

  4. 100% a PS5. It’s the one console that I’m missing from generation and would love to have sitting next to my Series X. Also, an OLED Switch would be awesome!

  5. A PS5 with a couple of controllers and a few games would be great as I am still using a PS3!

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