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It’s an exciting time for gamers as the summer video game showcase season kicks off in June. Our annual Play at Best Buy event is back, featuring the new titles and exciting announcements from top brands. Check out our blog articles for the latest gaming news, previews, great deals on games, consoles, VR, and more. Plus, we’re giving away fantastic gaming prizes from Meta, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox. Read on to find out what you can win and how to enter!

Preview your favourite video games on Best Buy’s blog

Our bloggers are passionate gamers and enjoy sharing their expert insights, so you get the latest upcoming releases and useful information you need when buying games from Best Buy. We’ll be covering some of the popular gaming events like the Summer Game Fest, Xbox Games Showcase, PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft Forward Live, Nintendo Direct, and many more. So, make sure to bookmark this page. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the upcoming games that everyone is buzzing about:

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

Join Luigi as he returns to hunt ghosts and solve puzzles in this high-definition remake of the beloved classic. With enhanced graphics and new challenges, it’s a must-play for fans of the series.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Step into the shadows with the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed series. Explore ancient lands, master stealth gameplay, and uncover secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 – Gold Edition

Join the ranks of the elite Space Marines and embark on a thrilling galactic battle to defend humanity.

Wait, there’s more! You can always visit the blog to check out full reviews and know why these games should be on your radar. Like these recent ones, Paper Mario and Stellar Blade have been receiving a lot of attention, and you can find in-depth reviews that highlight their unique features and gameplay experiences.

Discover everything you need for gaming at Best Buy

At Best Buy, you can find an extensive collection of your favourite video games, gaming consoles, VR, and gaming accessories for gamers of all ages. From cutting-edge controllers to immersive virtual reality headsets and gaming furniture, you’ll find everything you need to enhance your gaming experience. If you need help choosing a console, make sure to read our video game console and game streaming buying guide.

Be the first to play epic upcoming games

You can explore the hottest pre-order games announced from Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo right here at Best Buy. By securing your pre-order, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are guaranteed a launch copy of your favourite game. Additionally, by pre-ordering, you’ll often get pre-order bonuses with your games such as in-game accessories, special outfits or even SteelBook cases.

But that’s not all! Best Buy takes your gaming experience to the next level with this exciting “Play at Best Buy” contest. From latest consoles to exclusive game merch, the prizes are simply irresistible. Are you ready to level up your gaming experience? Don’t miss out—enter the contest now! Take a look at this year’s Play at Best Buy contest prizes, then check out how to enter this contest.

Play at Best Buy contest prizes

The Xbox prize package includes the Xbox Series X Console + Controllers in Shock Blue and Deep Pink to get your hands on the powerhouse of gaming consoles and elevate your multiplayer sessions.
The Meta prize package includes the Meta Quest 3 with touch controllers so you can immerse yourself in the world of virtual reality.
The PlayStation prize package includes the PS5 Slim Console + PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller in Volcanic Red + PS5 Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Launch Edition to set you up for endless gaming adventures.
The Nintendo prize package includes Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) Console + Super Mario Bros. Wonder + Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for our Nintendo lovers to embark on a classic RPG journey.

How to enter our Play at Best Buy contest

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways:

  1. Browse Best Buy’s video games to explore the latest titles and gaming gear for every platform. Then, in a comment below, tell us which new game or gaming accessory available at Best Buy you are most excited about and why?
  2. Social post: For an additional entry, create a public social media post about your participation in the Play at Best Buy blog contest. Share the prize package you hope to win and the first game you would play if you won. Use the hashtag #PlayatBestBuyContest, include a picture from this contest page, and make sure your post is public. Then, comment below with the social media channel you used and your username or pseudonym for verification. 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 draw 4 winners from all eligible entries posted on the blog (in English and French); each will receive one of the four prize packages listed here:

  1. Xbox Series X package
  2. Meta Quest 3
  3. PlayStation 5 package
  4. Nintendo Switch OLED package

This contest runs from May 31st until June 20th.

With two ways to enter, you double your chances of winning one of the amazing Play at Best Buy prizes. Share this contest with friends, family, and fellow gaming enthusiasts who won’t want to miss out. Good luck to all—may the best gamer win!

Bhupinder Kaur
Bhupinder is a senior editor and a collaborative team player at Best Buy Canada. She is passionate about creating consistent digital experiences with her writing, editing, analytics, and project management skills. Other than that, she loves to cook authentic Indian recipes for friends and family.


  1. I’m most looking forward to Star Wars Outlaws on PS5 mostly because it’s a game that my whole family is looking forward to. We’ve really enjoyed the last few Star Wars games.

  2. I’m really looking forward to Star Wars Outlaws for the PS5. I’ve always wanted to see what it would be like to live the life of a scoundrel – dodging bullets and smuggling spice!

  3. I’m really excited to play all the Pokemon Games since the last one i played was pokemon silver back in with the Gameboy Color.
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  4. I am most excited to play Luigi’s mansion 2 HD because I have really enjoyed playing games in this series.

  5. Ohhh Assassins Creed Shadows! Cant wait for a new one, especially since Mirage was so short!

  6. I would like to play the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door to experience the updated graphics and discover the additional changes that have been made to make the game easier.

  7. Excited about Super Monkey Ball. I vividly remember playing the original as a kid and had such a blast. Would love to replay The Last Of Us on Playstation as well. Looking forward to Elden Ring and Little Nightmares III. Watched a couple buddies play those games on Twitch, and would love to try them myself! 🙂

  8. I’m super excited about the PS5 Slim Console at Best Buy! The 4K gaming experience is going to be awesome, especially with the DualSense Wireless Controller in Volcanic Red and the new Spider-Man 2 game. Can’t wait to dive into it!

  9. I am very much looking forward to Assassin’s Creed Shadows. I’m a long time fan of the series and they say it is going back to some of its old style game play and bringing a lot of new.

  10. You know what, I’m a simple guy. My toddler just got into Xbox playing the Paw Patrol games. I’m going to say I’m pretty excited to get a controller of her own when she’s a little older (where she won’t break it!) – maybe the deep pink since Pink is her favourite colour.

    Enter player two.

  11. I’m most excited for Paper Mario the Thousand – Year Door game for the switch cause new games are awesome.

    • Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2 is what in excited for, the first one was fantastic, I’m excited to see the story follow through from the ending of one.

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