Nintendo Switch is the ultimate family gaming console. It has the flexibility to take anywhere your family goes, and the versatility to go from individual play to interactive or competitive play. Also, the selection of games continues to excite us with each new release. Their newest game, Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet comes out this month and Best Buy is giving away a copy of the double pack version of the game, a Nintendo prize pack, and a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition Switch OLED, for one amazing ultimate Nintendo prize.

Do you have a favourite Nintendo memory?

Families have been enjoying Nintendo gaming for decades. My favourite Nintendo memory is from when my children were young playing Mario Kart with my father-in-law Dan. The fun started with selecting a driver, “Granpa, I want to be Bowser; you got to be him last time!” which to an outsider may have seemed confrontational but the atmosphere was total fun and laughs.

Pokemon too has been thrilling adults and children since 1996. What started as a very successful video game for the Game Boy quickly evolved into anime, trading cards, manga, and tons of related toys and other merchandise. Few on this planet have not experience Pokemon in one way or another. This contest will certainly create lasting memories for someone in Canada. The prize includes a Nintendo Switch console on which they will play countless games at home, at friends’ homes, and on road trips. One of those games will be the new Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet that’s also included in this prize. And the winner will also enjoy a collection of Nintendo Pokemon merchandise. It’s pretty much a perfect Pokemon prize!

Many people will be gifting Nintendo this season

You may be wondering what are the best games to give Nintendo Switch gamers this season. You might already have an opinion about it, or you may be interested in what games other players are recommending. We sent our writers to a Nintendo holiday showcase event to get some insights and you can read about their experiences on the blog. Also, scroll through the comments under that article. For the next two weeks, Canadians will be leaving their Nintendo Switch game recommendations under that article as one of the methods of entering this contest. Here are all of the ways you can enter this contest:

How to enter

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

  1. In a comment below, tell us what your favourite Nintendo memory is, what game, was involved, and why this memory stands out for you.
  2. In a comment beneath the “Nintendo Holiday Showcase” article, tell us which Nintendo Switch game sold at Best Buy (include the model number) is your gift recommendation for Canadians this season.
  3. For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) telling your friends and followers which version “Pokemon Scarlet” or “Pokemon Violet” you’ll play first if you win this Nintendo Switch prize pack; include the hashtag #BestBuyNintendoSwitchContest, so we can find your post, and include one of the pictures showing on this article.
    Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one (1) winner to receive the Nintendo Switch Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Prize pack that includes the double game and the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition.

This contest runs from Nov 17th until Dec 5th.

Remember you can enter in three different way as discussed above. Nintendo is best played with friends and our contests are best enjoyed with you share with family and friends to increase that chances that either you or someone close to you wins a great prize.

Win a Nintendo Switch OLED with Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I used to be pretty good at Mario and gaming back in the day. My kids know I will always be up to play anything Mario related. I told them I knew how to get infinite lives on Mario and showed them the turtle shell stair case trick in level 3. I think that day they saw me more than just mom lol. They finally saw me as cool gamer mom!

  2. My favorite nintendo memory is playing pokemon arena for n64 with my friends. We would get very loud and play against each other for hours

  3. My favourite Nintendo memory was playing Rock Band on the Wii with family and friends, it was always a super fun night of music and trying to master the really difficult songs.

  4. My favourite nintendo memory is the first time I played super mario brothers during university and being amazed by the awesome graphics in the game.

  5. The best nintendo memory is obviously all the fun mario gatherings as a kid, but then I stopped playing for a while as I got older. At the start of COVID, I got my first nintendo switch and my first game on it was animal crossings… holy moly did I fall in love!! And now I am fully addicted to my switch and play all sorts of games. Dreamlight valley is my new fave 🙂

  6. My favorite Nintendo memory is playing super Mario 3 as a kid. My friends and I had a “book of N” and it had all the sequences of the matching card game to win the corresponding powers for your little storage area for powers. I still have super Mario 3 to this day, it’s the best!

  7. Nintendo memory? Zelda for sure, the original. My friends in my small hometown and my brothers and I would often compare progress and how tos. Maybe the only game I remember that had so many of engaged for quite a good period of time.

  8. Best Nintendo memory is playing long Blades of Steel tournaments back in 1989 or so. We’d pick teams and play best of 21 tournaments.

  9. Watching my son play Super Mario when he was young; miss those days.. so definitely Super Mario game is my gift recommendation..

  10. My favourite Nintendo memory that stands out is my twin boys playing duck hunt. It stands out as it was their favorite game playing against their father.

  11. My favorite Nintendo memory is way back in the 80s before I was allowed to try the Nintendo my older cousins got to go first and they would move there arms about trying to get Mario and Luigi to do as there fingers could yet command. It was hilarious to watch them.

  12. My favourite Nintendo memory was the Christmas me and my 2 siblings got gameboys and each of the original Pokémon games. Pokémon Red, Gold and Silver. I Never caught that Lugia but I spent the majority of my childhood trying! The nostalgia hearing the Pokémon songs from battles to victories is UNMATCHED when my partner plays Pokémon on the Nintendo Switch now a good 20 years later!

  13. My young great grandson loves the pokemon. It was so much fun when he played it on his aunt’s switch while he was visitng us. It would be wonderful to win for him.

  14. My siblings and I used to have sooooo many different games, but my favorites would have to be Duck Hunt, the track and field game (had the giant pad you would run on) and of course, Mario Kart. Those were the good ol’ days!

  15. Playing Pokemon Blue on my gameboy pocket back in 1998, Snorlax saved my entire team on the final battle of the game, and I’ve never forgotten it.

  16. Playing Any Nintendo games; my family and extended family were all always playing it all. Any Nintendo game playing days/nites stand out because it was when our family was a family who got along, cared about EA other, a lifetime/so long ago. Our family isn’t like that anymore. Diff ppl, diff values now.

  17. My favourite Nintendo memory is playing World Class Track meet with my brother and cousin and us trying so hard as little kids to beat the game using the awesome Power Pad that we had. Brings back so much nostalgia and pleasant family memories to this old man.

  18. My favourite Nintendo memory is catching the legendary pokemon, Suicune on Pokemon Firered on my GameBoy Advance. This memory stands out to me because it was the first Pokemon game I owned and my first time catching my favourite pokemon!

  19. My fave memory is getting a Nintendo for Christmas and having to take turns/fight with my brother and sister to get a chance to play.


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