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. When I started going out with my husband he played Nintendo 64 and we only had one game Super Mario- I used to coach him because I wasn’t good myself and this would be fun with my granddaughter thank you

  2. My favourite memory is staying up all night playing and trying to beat super mario , and still having to get up in the morning and I still didn’t beat it.

  3. My favorite Nintendo memory was playing The legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time at my friends house.

    I didn’t have an N64 at the time but my dad got one for me for Christmas with OOT and an official OOT strategy guide.

    I still have that guide to this day and the memories of playing with my friend\Dad.

  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time was my best memory playing Nintendo. This game was fun and held true to the cannon. We enjoyed playing it.

  5. Super Mario Bros was the first game that I enjoyed enough I could play for hours. Of course that was many years ago, don’t know if I would find the same majic today in it.

  6. My favourite Nintendo memory is playing Donkey Kong with friends at an arcade in Old Orchard Beach, Maine and enjoying a couple of slices of the best cheese pizza!

  7. My favorite Nintendo memory would be playing Nintendo when I was a kid with my Friend Ryan. He had Nintendo I had Sega so we would always take turns going to each other’s Houses to play on the Weekend. He had Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Contra, Tyson’s Punch out etc all the classic games.

    My favorite Game is still Super Mario because it’s classic and I’m also a big Fan of Zelda too. It stands out to me because this was part of my Childhood and these are classic games from a classic video game system. There’s nothing like the 90’s and my Childhood was so awesome miss those days.

  8. My favourite memory is as a young girl my big brother and my dad and I would be in the basement playing GameCube, playing atv games, 007, and mario party oh and Luigi’s mansion!!! The memories we created laughing and staying up late playing together were memories I’ll never forget ❤️ this would be amazing for my 6 year old son who is obsessed with Nintendo now!! Such a full circle moment and beautiful that he loves a system that I have such beautiful memories of!

  9. My favourite memory is from 13 years ago when I was a single mom with my first baby. We’d go to my parents house and when my baby went down for the night my dad and I would stay up for hours playing Nintendo. It was a great way to forget about our struggles for awhile 🙂

  10. My fave memory is when the original came out, I’d beg to go to my uncle’s house so I could “visit” my cousin. We’d go in the basement and he would get bored before me…. I’d play for hours in the dark myself until my parents wanted to go home. The original Mario Bros…. classic!

  11. Favorite Nintendo memory was opening a copy of Ninja turtles 3 on xmas morning. I was probably like 8yrs old or something at the time but I still remember freaking out. Great classic game btw!

  12. My favourite memory was playing zelda ocarina of time. i loved playing the song of storms, it got me into music, i was about 8 when i first played it; now im 22. The odd time i download emulators just to get to nostalgia but its not like the classic 64. anyways i wanted to get the new skyward sword but have been unable to work lately due to medical reasons. i also have no switch so this would be a blessing to win. thank you

  13. For me it was Super Mario World on the SNES. I was a tween and going through hard times but could always escape with the game. It kept me happy when other things couldnt

  14. I have fond memories of playing Goldeneye in 4 player mode with my brothers when we were kids. It was a lot of fun running around the maps trying to hunt down my brother first.

  15. One of my favourite memories was on the original Nintendo. My best friend and I spent forever one weekend having to beat each level of Super Mario 3 in order without warping. So many laughs and fits of frustration but we did it!

  16. Before my kids were born My husband and I had a NES and we paid Mario constantly . He always tried to loose so I could win . But even when trying he still beat me


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