Video gaming gets better year after year. The whole experience keeps improving. Some changes have a minimal effect on our lives especially if the changes are incremental—like when a few new tracks and cars are added to a racing game. Other changes can affect us very personally; for example, we may see social media light up with disagreements about a new storyline or a divisive new character. And then there are the rarest of years, like this year 2020. Many of us are spending a lot more time at home, and therefore the games are more important to our lives than ever before. Because it’s the games, new ones and improved ones, that captivate our senses and make this year memorable for the right reasons. Which new releases are you the most excited about?

This year is monumental for gaming and at Best Buy we have even started a new event called “Play at Best Buy.” Easily stay informed in two ways: on the blog and on the Play at Best Buy section on our website where you will find gaming news and gaming deals all summer long. Games and gaming technology are all undergoing such a rapid change—akin to an evolutionary explosion. Let’s explore some of those changes as I introduce an amazing selection of gaming prizes, worth over $10000, that will convince you that this is a dream year for gamers.

Sony has added exciting gaming enhancements to their premium televisions

This year saw television manufacturers step up their game with amazing new technologies added to big screen televisions. For example, Sony has their vibrant and responsive TRILUMINOS Display paired with the new Game Mode so the screen can better handle the demands of a video game.  Before you buy your next television you really should read our rundown of the newest features in Premium Televisions that improve your entire gaming experience.

Prize package #1 includes an amazing Sony 55″ 4K HDR TV so you can have that experience in your home. To make this package even better, Sony has provided their new, HT-G700 Dolby Atmos® sound bar with Wireless Subwoofer. Gaming developers put as much time and energy into the development of the soundtracks, voices, dialogue, and audio effects as they do the visual elements of the game. You deserve the best audio and this Sony sound bar will not disappoint!

Sony 55″ 4K UHD HDR LED Android Smart TV (XBR55X800H)
HTG700 400-Watt 3.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

Console technology is all everyone will be talking about later this year

Did you hear that new PlayStation and Xbox consoles are on the horizon later this year? No one will get their hands on one until near the end of the year. Along with the new consoles will be lots of new games. We can’t give those away yet (since they have not been released) but we have several prize packages of current consoles to get you playing more than ever as you await the new arrivals. As you can see here, the Nintendo Prize package includes the two hottest consoles available right now: a Switch and a Switch Lite. Both will go to one very lucky person!

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
Ultra Slim Controller Charging System for PS4
Gripz Controller Skin & Thumb Grips for PS4
T.Flight One Ace Combat 7 Limited Edition Flight Stick for PS4/PC
Spider-Man Game of the Year Edition
MLB The Show 20
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
God of War
Xbox One S 1TB Console
Xbox One Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month Digital Code
T.Flight Hotas One Flight Stick for Xbox One/PC
Ultra Slim Controller Charging System for Xbox One
Afterglow Wired Controller for Xbox One
Nintendo Switch Console
Nintendo Switch Lite Console
Pichu Wired Smash Pad Pro Controller for Switch
Racing Wheel for Switch
Starter Kit 2.0 for Switch & Switch Lite
System Travel Case for Switch & Switch Lite
TemperedShield Screen Protector for Switch – 2 Pack
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Paper Mario: The Origami King


Get the most from PC Gaming too

PC Gaming gear is also constantly evolving and Best Buy carries a huge selection of gaming accessories. Whether you are building your own blistering fast Gaming PC or adding additional capabilities or accessories to your current system, you know that customization is the key to fun, excitement, and winning in the PC Gaming world. We have three PC Gaming prize packages that will be sure to contribute to better gaming in 2020. The first prize pack includes a Limited Edition, not available in stores, set of Logitech G PRO accessories worth over $900! Logitech is one of the leading brands for PC accessories that will make any activity on your computer, from business applications to gaming easier.

Two prize packs feature an assortment of Corsair gaming products: fully customizable keyboard, brilliantly precise and versatile wireless gaming mice and, in the words of our own gaming reviewer Dave Neufeld, a premium headset that offers excellent 7.1 surround sound audio quality—just what you did need for competitive play. The final prize pack includes a collection of SteelSeries gaming accessories sure to improve your game. These three prize packages also include amazing Thrustmaster flight contollers!

Logitech G PRO Clicky DrLupo Limited Edition Keyboard
Logitech G PRO Wireless DrLupo Limited Edition Mouse
Logitech G840XL DrLupo Limited Edition Mousepad
Logitech Pro X Gaming Headset with Microphone
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Gaming Headset with Microphone
Corsair ST100 RGB Premium Headset Stand
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro 18000 dpi Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
Corsair MM350 Extended XL Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mousepad
T.Flight One Ace Combat 7 Limited Edition Flight Stick for PS4/PC
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Gaming Headset with Microphone
Corsair ST100 RGB Premium Headset Stand
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro 18000 dpi Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
Corsair MM350 Extended XL Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mousepad
T.Flight Hotas One Flight Stick for Xbox One/PC
SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Arctis 5 Gaming Headset with Microphone
Rival 600 Gaming Mouse
Nimbus Wireless Game Controller for Apple TV
T16000M FCS Flight Pack

Gaming feels even more real when done in virtual reality

It’s easy to lose yourself in a game. The real world around you disappears; time becomes meaningless outside of the game. Using a bigger screen makes it more immersive. Closing out the audio with a great headset can also do that. However, virtual reality takes this to a new level. Put on the newest Oculus Quest VR Headset and you are IN the game.  It’s a whole body experience like no other. And the Oculus system is a console and controller and headset and display—all in one! So this gaming package has one amazing item: the Oculus Quest 128GB VR Headset, worth almost $700.

How will gaming change for you in 2020?

Before you scroll down to enter this contest, think carefully about what new games you can’t wait to try this year. Some have already been announced and more are still to come. Ponder on this question, then read carefully this next section before submitting an entry.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy, but you can only enter once. In a comment below, tell us:

  1. what gaming system do you currently use the most (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, VR)
  2. what game(s) in our Gaming Hub are you most excited about
  3. how many people will you suggest to also enter this contest

Your entry must have all three of those pieces of information to be valid.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will select nine (9) winners from all eligible entries. Each winner will randomly be assigned one of the nine prize packages.

This contest runs from July 10th to July 28th

Remember you can only enter once. However, share this contest with your friends and family. This contest is about gaming: so make a game of it by trying to tell as many people as you can so part 3 in your contest entry is higher than anyone else’s!

Play at Best Buy Gaming Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck!

Martin Renaud
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. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  2. Currently my Xbox One is getting the most play (Although the PS4 is right up there)
    Cyberpunk and Halo are the games I am most looking forward to
    I will tell my sons about the contest

  3. 1. I would say my Switch gets played the most just due to portability.
    2. I am very excited for Halo Infinite!
    3. Sending it to my best friend since our gaming interests are the same, and we share most stuff too!

  4. My kids still have their DS – old school. They would love the Nintendo package as the love playing Animal Crossing. I will be telling the Twitter world

  5. 1 . I currently own an Xbox
    2. I would really like to play “The Last of Us 2”
    3. I will tell my brother about the contest, he’s a huge gamer.

  6. 1) My family only has a Nintendo Switch
    2) We are excited for new games on the Nintendo Switch
    3) I will tell my family about this contest

  7. 1) My daughter uses a Nintendo Switch the most
    2) Probably “Paper Mario: The Origami King”
    3) I will tell my daughter about this contest

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