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. I have the old PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 which I still play. Would be great to have either or both upgraded to the PlayStation 5 Horizon Forbidden West Bundle or/& Xbox Series X 1TB Console Prefer editions that are backward compatible and play disks. I do not play online due to my service bandwidth for my Internet is not high speed, so I use disks and the occasional download if it works offline. Everything needs updating.

  2. i have been on the prowl for a PS5 for as long as the console has been on the market but alas I’m not fast enough to secure one over the bots and scalpers!!! I need to play horizon forbidden west so badly I’ve played Zero dawn a thousand times and I need more! fingers crossed

  3. As my pc is quite old (about 12 years) and unreliable, I would be very happy to have any of the gaming laptops available on the Best Buy website, including the Acer laptop featured here:

    I currently play on an ipad, which is not ideal for online gaming. Having a gaming laptop would enable me to more fully enjoy the online gaming experience while providing a reasonable replacement for my aging pc.

  4. Honestly, the PlayStation 5 package would be amazing. It’s been a tough couple of months for me, lost a lot of things in my life as of late and been going through the motions. This would be the best thing imaginable and a real change of fortune. I’ve had to make so many sacrifices and this would be the most amazing thing to get me back on track.

    I appreciate the opportunity. And all the best.

  5. I am most excited about the 65″ Samsung QLED Tizen Smart TV to bring my home gaming and entertainment to a whole new level with its premium gaming and home theatre features 🙂 The large screen and 4K UHD is sure to bring my games to life, not to mention movie at home will be absolutely incredible on this beast! I’ve heard and read a lot of great things about Samsung’s QLED smart TVs and have seen the difference up close and personal in store at my local Best Buy – having this at home would be like Christmas morning every day!

    Thanks Best Buy Canada for another contest and good luck to all!

  6. ell 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.

    I’d like the play gear gaming chair. I’m a huge microsoft flight simulator and racing sim/racing arcade (GT5:prologue will always have a special place in my heart haha). I mean, EVERY racing sim fan NEEDS a proper bucket chair and mount for their racing wheel!!! It helps a lot to give that final piece of immersion.

  7. Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop because I like to be immersed in my visual experience. I need superior image quality and razor-sharp resolution to play my games.

    Image quality on your display depends on resolution, brightness, color gamut, and backlight.

  8. I would love the PS5 Digital Edition console because I’ve owned multiple PlayStation consoles over the years from PS2 to PS4 and it would be wonderful to be able to have 60FPS gameplay ability at 4K let alone I’d love to get into streaming my gameplay on Twitch or on YouTube. I’ve been interested in starting gaming content creation but my old PC and PS4 are just not strong enough in this current time period.

  9. I would love the PS5 Digital Edition console because I’ve owned multiple PlayStation consoles over the years from PS2 to PS4 and it would be wonderful to be able to have 60FPS gameplay ability at 4K let alone I’d love to get into streaming my gameplay on Twitch or on YouTube. I’ve been interested in starting gaming content creation but my old PC and PS4 are just not strong enough in this current time period.

  10. I would like to win the PlayStation, there are some games on their I want to play, I already have everything I need for for my gaming area and the this would be nice to have and play on

  11. I would love to get the following 2 products from Best Buy to achieve my dream gaming set up! I absolutely love console gaming and have always wanted to game on a 65-inch 120HZ HDR OLED LG C series display for as long as I can remember. This would be even more special as my PS4 recently died on me. I can’t wait to upgrade and get back to gaming!

    Playstation 5 [Physical Edition]:
    Web Code: 15689336

    LG C2 OLED 65 INCH:

  12. I would be ecstatic to win the PS5 Digital Edition, I currently play a few different games on the PS4 everyday, the PS5 would make a great difference in playing my favourite game Warzone especially because of the FPS being double then it is in ps4 which gives the player a advantage to win and there’s lots of other improvements with the ps5 which will improve my gameplay compared to now on my ps4. I’ve owned PlayStation systems since the first PlayStation and I’ve been trying to get the ps5 digital edition for awhile now however it rarely restocks and sells out quick making it very difficult to find one so I would be so happy to win this so I can finally stop looking online everyday to find one. Please pick me, thanks..

  13. The Samsung 43″ 4K UHD 60Hz 4ms GTG VA LED Smart Monitor would give me a bigger viewing size and it’s specs would mean no lag in fast paced situations.

  14. Although it’d be really cool to win any one of the prizes, I think what would enhance my experience the most at this moment would also benefit my body’s overall well-being, and that would be to replace my chair with something like the Razer Iskur X gaming chair. Since I also work from home, I think this will be better for my body, to have a specialized chair that will allow me to sit for an ungodly number of hours and hopefully, my body will still function properly! (upside-down smiley face)

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