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.


  1. By far it was when I first beat my brother in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It marked when I started to actually be good at games and was a huge turning point for me

  2. Favorite memory is playing nintendo with my kids when they were younger. Mariokart and Pokepark were their favorite games. Winning this would be great and my daughters name Violet just like the game;)

  3. My favourite memory is my family buying me my first Nintendo game system and games to go with the Nintendo. The game that was involved was Duck Hunt and it stands out to me because we spent a lot of time as a family playing together.

  4. My favourite Nintendo memory is receiving Banjo-Kazooie for Christmas the year it was released. I’d won a year’s subscription to Nintendo Power magazine in a contest earlier that year and had read all about that game for several months, so I was extremely happy to receive that as a gift. I have extremely fond memories taking turns playing Banjo-Kazooie with my sister, so this memory definitely stands out as the best.

  5. One of my favorite (and oldest) Nintendo memories was playing the original Mario Bros in the 80s. From arcade, to C64 to various other platforms. I’ve practically grew up with that game.
    Imagine my happiness when I found out I can share the same experience with my kids now, decades later, playing Mario Bros on Nintendo Switch. Thank you for that.
    I would wholeheartedly recommend Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Model Number: HCCPADALA Web Code: 13029557). There’s not a lot of games out there sharing decades of history and fun and still be able to entertain new generations. Mario Bros sits at the very top of that list.

  6. I love the memory of playing mario cart on Christmas with my siblings and it stands out because it was so fun when our dad tried to play.

  7. My favourite Nintendo memory is when my brother and I got the original Nintendo for Christmas and we were all playing Duck Hunt with the gun, even our parents.

  8. My favourite memory was being 8 years old, coming home after school and playing super smash bros on the N64 with my foster brothers. This memory stands out as now that I am older I sometimes reminisce about thoes times, and wonder what my brothers are up to these days.

  9. My favourite Nintendo memory was playing Mario Cart 64 with my friends after high school. We would walk to my one friend’s house all backpacks and goofing off, sit in the basement, and do our best to beat Rainbow Road and Moo-moo Farms. It was a great memory because those are some of the dearest friendships I have, that continue to this day, almost 20 years later.

  10. My favorite Nintendo memory was experiencing Ocarina of Time on the N64. It blew my mind with the visuals, puzzles and adventure at the time. Sure, we’ve come a long way since then, but Ocarina of Time was mind-blowing for the 90’s. Still holds up today!

  11. MY Nintendo memory is watching my mom beat the Legend of Zelda on the NES. It stood out because the amount of dedication she put into the game including making her own maps of dungeons in the game. It amazed all the boys in the neighborhood that my mom could finish a Nintendo game.

  12. My favorite Nintendo memory is getting my first ever video game console at Christmas as a kid. It was a N64! Super Nintendo Entertainment system. It stands out because Goldeneye was the first video game I owned personally and still play to this day.

  13. My favorite Nintendo memory is getting my first ever video game console on my Birthday as a kid. Which was the Super Nintendo Entertainment system. It stands out because Super Mario World was the first video game I owned personally and played to no end.

  14. My favorite memory of playing Nintendo was with my brother. We sat playing Mario brother 3 while drinking the Original pop shop Sodas, and eating Honey roasted peanuts

  15. Nothing will ever top Nintendo 64 for me!! This was the ultimate console with the funnest games. Me and my brothers would stay up all night playing Pokémon Stadium, Mario Kart 64, and Mario Party!! This was the peak of awesome games for me!!

  16. My favourite memory is to play super Mario with my bros. I always lost. But we all laugh together with the game. Now we all are married and lost in our lives.

  17. My favourite memory was playing Zelda 2 the adventure of link when I was 11. My mom called around to several pawn shops to find a copy of the game and I played it all summer. The GameCube was only a couple years away but I was entranced with this retro classic

  18. My favourite Nintendo memory is playing Mario Bros with my Mom. We used to play for hours on end trying to get endless lives and find all the hidden areas. I loved spending all that time with her. She passed away in 2011 but her love for Mario goes on with her grandchildren.

  19. I remember getting the Nintendo NES for Christmas when they first came out, I was so happy and in shock that my parents even bought one, I was the most popular kid on the block and my friends always came over to play, we had fun playing Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and even Duck Hunt

  20. This would make my children’s Christmas as a struggling single mother.

    My son and daughter absolutely love Pokémon and Nintendo.

    Our favourite memory would have to be playing Mario Party on Nintendo Wii. Throwing it back, my individual favourite memory would have to be playing on the N64, both Mario64 and DK64 were my go to games. Thank you for the opportunity and Merry Christmas! Best of luck to all.

  21. My favourite Nintendo memory is playing Mario Kart on the Wii with my husband and our best friend. It stands out because of how competitive we are and how much fun we have.

  22. For me it would be back when my brother and I both got the original Pokemon Red and Blue for each of our Game Boys- we played all day and traded lots of pokemon between us and pokemon has never been funner than that (thats why it stands out to me)! Still want to try the new one though 🙂

  23. I used to play Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii system when I was in my early teens. My favourite memory was beating the last level! It took me forever to beat. I remember it vividly because it was the first game I ever finished without any help from my older brother. I jumped with joy when I beat the entire game. I was so proud of myself and thinking about the fun I had playing that game still brings a smile to my face to this day.

  24. Ok – this will seem like an odd memory, but watching my older brother rage quit playing any Mario game back in the 90s. All our controllers rattled because he could not stop chucking them across the room in a fit of rage whenever he would die. It made me laugh back then, and it makes me laugh today.


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