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. As a kid I remember waking up Christmas morning to find my mom playing Duck Hunt on the nintendo system Santa brough us for Christmas.

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  2. My favourite Nintendo memory was taking my son in his Mario costume to the Nintendo Switch Experience in Toronto on Jarvis a few years ago where he got to meet Mario and try out all of the new games including the interactive Ring Fit games!

  3. When the first Nintendo Mario Kart came out, my son and I would play for hours and hours. It was so much fun and a great opportunity for some bonding time. I remember always getting a huge blister on the palm of our hands from playing the fishing mini game lol.

  4. My Nintendo memory is coming home from school as a kid to find my mom & uncle playing Dr Mario!! It’s a great memory because my uncle passed shortly after that.

  5. We are gonna crush Pokemon Violet first if I win the Nintendo Switch prize pack from Best Buy then we will tackle Scarlet #BestBuyNintendoSwitchContest
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  6. My gift recommendation for Canadians this season is Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console – Splatoon 3 Special Edition Model number HEGSKCAAA GLA

  7. When I was young my favorite Nintendo memory was playing Nintendo Original Mario with myl friends after working. We had a lot of fun playing, GLA

  8. Oh my probably atari my neighbour’s had my first system was Nintendo and the game was duck hunt, my kids first system was game cube and game was crash bandicoot they still love that game we’ve had every Nintendo system since they are dying to play new pokemon on the led switch

  9. My favourite Nintendo memory when I was young was playing Mario Kart with my school friends after school. We had a blast playing some games before having to start homework.

  10. When I was young, my cousin got the original Nintendo for Christmas and I remember the sheer excitement of our young selves on the phone at 6 am (we called each other super early christmas morning) I begged him not to start playing without me, and he waited!! I’ll never forget that christmas afternoon playing duck hunt and Mario!! I was years older before I got my own system (a pink game boy colour) so it was years and countless hours of playing at my cousin’s house and eventually having to blow in the games to make them work (if you know, you know). He still has the system to this day!!!

  11. You gotta go way back for these memories lol having my own system in my room with a tv and playing tetris will always be a core memory. i had a little gaming chair on the floor and i would sit there for hours stacking those blocks!

  12. Favourite Nintendo memory, would have to be playing the original Donkey Kong game on the old arcade system at the movie theatre

  13. Best memory? The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Four Swords on the Game Boy Advance, this would make a great gift for some new gamer! Merry Christmas!

  14. Favorite Nintendo moment was Mario Kart battle mode with my cousins on the n64. It had four player split screen and we would drive around popping each other bubbles. Good times.

  15. My Nintendo memory is from back when we visited family friends who had a new NES gaming system. We played Super Mario Bros. non-stop until it was time to leave.

  16. Pokémon Blue and game boy colour. So nostalgic. Spent so many hours in that game, so many trades, battles, and good times with friends and family at every gathering. Trade cable and then IR link! Wow have times changed!

  17. My favourite memory was when we bought Welcome to Animal Crossing – New Horizons ( Nintendo Switch) for the kids and they would play for a long time and I could hear them having so much fun playing the game.
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  18. We had the orginal Nintendo that we got for Christmas with Mario and Bubble bubble well we played that so much and we all got excllent grades because we had to do our homework before we could play.

  19. My favourite Nintendo memory is my daughter having the best Christmas holiday playing her new Mario whenever she got the chance!

  20. My favourite Nintendo memory is when I was youn and my brother, sister and me received a console nintendo with Mario Bros for christmas .

  21. My favourite Nintendo memory is playing Mario party with my late husband and daughter. Something our family bonded over. We had so much fun!

  22. My favourite nintendo memory was getting a nintendo for Christmas, and playing for days with my little brother over the holidays!

  23. My fav memory is me and my boyfriend playing mario Cart 64 against each other and him always beating me. I remember so well because I could not win a match.

  24. asking my older sister to defeat the super mario bros boss. she would tell me to leave the room so she can concentrate as I was loud in commentating.

  25. sleeping over at my friends house for his birthday and playing goldeneye 64 on the nintendo 64. we shared lots of laughs and played for hours on end.

  26. Play Super Mario with the kids back on one Christmas. So much fun for the entire family. Think we played for 3 days straight (well almost)! Cmon Santa!


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