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!


  1. 1. My PC.
    2. I’m most excited about Marvel’s Avengers and NBA 2K21.
    3. I will tell all my 438 FB friends, also those in Twtitter and Instagram.

  2. I’m more of a PC gamer.
    Excited about Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel’s Avengers, and Watchdogs: Legion
    I will be sharing this with my family, my classmates, and my four discord groups.

  3. 1. I do not currently have a gaming system.
    2. I’m a fan of soccer and Marvel so I guess FIFA 21 and Marvel’s Avengers.
    3. I will suggest 5 of my cousins and my sister to enter this contest.

  4. P S 4, The most but we also have 1,2,3,
    Nintendo ,X Box
    Most liked Games , OverWatch,Tour Of Duty any, Pokeman ,
    A lot of his friends play ,he also buys games from SteamPunk

  5. 1.PC
    2.Out of all of them,maybe Paper Mario? Also an eventual PC release of FF7 Remake.
    3.Probably no one because I’m the biggest gamer I know.

    • 1: Primarily PS4 with PC coming a close second.
      2: Tough call. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a big one I’m looking forward to. I’m a big fan of the franchise in general and I’m excited to see what they do this outing. Aside from that, Cyberpunk 2077.
      3: As many people as I can. Friends, family, coworkers. That’s maybe around 30 people (who qualify for the contest, at least).

  6. 1. XBOX ONE
    2. Paper Mario Origami King
    3. I will be sharing this with all 27 Crown Jewel friends

  7. 1. Xbox One and PC;
    2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which my husband has already pre-ordered from Best Buy;
    3. 4 people – my husband, brother and two friends.

  8. 1. Xbox One
    2. Cyberpunk 2077, Assassins creed Valhalla
    3. I will send a link to all my friends

  9. 1. Xbox One and Ps4
    2. The Last of us 2, Cyberpunk 2077
    3. All my friends and family

  10. Xbox 1
    NHL 21
    FB I shared with 200 friends
    Twitter shared with 300+ followers
    GL everyone!

  11. 1. Xbox One
    2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    3. I’m sharing this to my friend who doesnt own any console.

  12. Hi there. I mostly…. Well exclusively play on Xbox, but the game I’m most excited by is the last of us 2. As for inviting friends…. I don’t really have any, but if I find some ill definitely invite them!

  13. 1. Mostly use PlayStation 4 but now I started using the Nintendo Switch as it is more mobile.
    2. I am really looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077 as it made by my favorite studio CD Projekt RED. I really enjoyed the Witcher 3. It is still my favorite game and it also the only game that I actually bought DLC for that is why I have very high expectations for Cyberpunk 2077.
    3. I have shared this contest with all my university friends so over 15+ people

  14. 1. The system I use the most is the PC. The Nintendo Switch is a close second though!

    2. I’m most excited for Cyberpunk 2077 and Fifa 21. Excited to try something new in Cyberpunk and Fifa is always great to play with friends

    3. I shared this link with multiple friends who I play games with.

    Good Luck!

  15. 1) I split my time between playing on my PC & an Xbox One
    2) I’m excited about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and NHL 21
    3) I shared it on Twitter, which is where I found this.

  16. Im a Playstation 4 gamer.
    Id be most excited about the tv package to finally upgrade to playing in 4k now and when the ps5 comes out.
    Ill be telling about 4 of my gamer friends about this!

  17. Im a Playstation 4 gamer.
    Id be most excited about the tv package to finally upgrade to playing in 4k now and when the ps5 comes out. Or finally playing and owning a switch.
    Ill be telling about 4 of my gamer friends about this!

  18. 1: Nintendo Switch and PC
    2: Games i’m most looking forward too Is Paper Mario and God of War 5 no info yet on the release date yet but I know it’s coming 😀
    3: i’ll keep it real with you. I have no real life friends so i’ll share it on my Facebook profile 🙂

  19. 1. I use a PS4 mostly but also an Xbox One X
    2. I’m excited for Paper Mario
    3. I will tell every single person I know about this contest.

  20. I do not have a gaming system, but I really need one
    I’m exciting about the sports themed games, like NHL21
    I will advise 6 friends

  21. 1. Nintendo switch.
    2. Paper mario
    3. Sharing with my 3 best friends in hopes one of us wins!

  22. I’m currently playing my PS4 the most, also alot of switch time too. I’m most excited about assasins creed Valhalla and cyber punk 2077, I also plan to tell about 5 people to enter this contest.

  23. 1: Switch and PC!
    2: Keeping an eye out for Cyberpunk 2077 and Avengers, really hoping neither disappoint.
    3: Sending links through Discord gaming servers!!

  24. 1 – Oculus Quest (VR)
    2 – Star Wars Squadrons, the full VR support is going to be AMAZING!
    3 – I’ll tell all my friends and family who loves games like me!

  25. 1. Nintendo Switch
    2. Paper Mario Origami King
    3. I will be sharing this with all my friends and family 🙂

  26. 1. Nintendo Switch
    2. Paper Mario: The Origami King Love all the Mario games!
    3. Will be sharing this contest to friends who play or are looking for a system

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