PlayStation in-store demo days are coming to Best Buy Canada in May. Between May 10 and May 11, you can come to participating stores to be one of the first people in Canada to play a demo of Activision’s upcoming kart racing remaster Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Then, later in the month, May 24, 25, and 31st, you can come to experience the lifelike and immersive worlds that only the PlayStation VR can offer.

Let’s first take a look at Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, see what it’s all about, and the where you can play the demo. Then, we’ll talk about PlayStation VR, and I’ll give you all the details about when and were you can try it out in store.

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled demo

After the successful launch of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, many gamers were wondering what’s next for the orange marsupial hero. It only seemed natural that Crash Team Racing, the fourth installment in the Crash Bandicoot series, would be the next title to get the remaster treatment. Then, at the 2018 Game Awards, Activision announced that indeed Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was coming for the PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One on June 21, 2019.

Just like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is rebuilt from the ground up. Developed by Beenox in Quebec, Crash Team Racing Nitro-fueled uses new assets, includes online play, and has new content. What excites me most about the game is the new content being added.

We can expect to see new tracks, battle arenas, combat modes from Crash Nitro Kart, and kart customizations. Furthermore, just last week, it was announced that that game is getting a new character. The new unlockable character is none other than the boss from the original game, Nitros Oxide.

What sets this game apart from other kart racers are its creative track designs, inclusion of a single player campaign, and unlockable features—just to name a few. Visit select Best Buy Canada locations below to get a chance to play a demo of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Pre-order Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One

Dates and times at all participating locations:

May 10 and 11
12-5 pm local time

AB Calgary May 10 & 11 8180 11th St. Se,Unit 300
Edmonton May 10 9931 19 Ave. NW
Edmonton May 11 4250 137 Ave.
Edmonton May 11 2040 38 Ave. NW
Edmonton May 10 17539 Stony Plain Rd. NW
BC Burnaby May 10 Station Square
Coquitlam May 10 & 11 Coquitlam Centre
Vancouver May 11 2220 Cambie St.
MB Winnipeg May 10 St. James Station Centre
Winnipeg May 11 Regent
NB Moncton May 10 50 Plaza Blvd.
NS Dartmouth May 11 119 Gale Terrace, Bldg. 1K-4
Halifax May 10 11 Washmill Lake Dr.
ON Ajax May 10 20 Kingston Rd. W
Barrie May 11 Park Place
Burlington May 10 1200 Brand St., Unit 1
Cambridge May 11 SmartCentres
Etobicoke May 10 & 11 Sherway
Kanata May 10 Centrum Plaza
London May 10 1735 Richmond St., Unit 1
London May 11 1080 Wellington Rd.
Mississauga May 10 Heartland Town Centre
Nepean May 11 Ottawa West
Richmond Hill May 10 225 High Tech Rd. Unit 3
Scarborough May 10 Scarborough Town Centre
Scarborough May 11 50 Astonbee Rd., Unit 2
St. Catharines May 11 420 Vansickle Rd. Unit L1
Whitby May 11 1751 Victoria St. E
Windsor May 10 4379 Walker Rd.
PEI Charlottetown May 11 First Pro Charlottetown
QC Laval May 10 & 11 Centre Laval
Pointe-Claire May 10 & 11 Centre Fairview
Quebec May 10 Place Laurier
Quebec May 11 La Capitale
Rosemere May 11 Place Rosemere
Saint-Jerome May 10 1040 Voul. Du Grand_Heron


PlayStationPlayStation VR demo days

Towards the end of May, select Best Buy Canada stores will have PlayStation VR demos and there will be a variety of games available to try. Every time I play PlayStation VR, I get more and more impressed with Sony’s virtual reality hardware. It’s unbelievable! You won’t believe how lifelike, immersive, and varied the game worlds are.

During the demo, you’ll be equipped with a PlayStation VR headset, a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller or PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, and headphones. Experience the thrill, and action of 360-degree visuals and audio. That means you can look to the side, or even look behind you. You’ll feel the rush of high-adrenaline gaming!

PlayStation VR games

Games available to demo include Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Tetris Effect, and Beat Saber. As someone who has been enjoying PlayStation VR over the last 2 years, I can definitely say there are tons of incredible experiences waiting for you. This past February I reviewed Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, which you can read here, and was blown away by the sense of realism and speed in the VR missions. When I reviewed Tetris Effect, which you can read here, I fell in love with the colourful visuals and captivating sound.

Moreover, with the recent announcement that PlayStation VR will be compatible with the next generation PlayStation hardware—you don’t have to worry about it becoming obsolete anytime soon. Check out the assortment of PlayStation VR bundles for sale at Best Buy Canada. And while you are at it, browse through the many PlayStation VR games available.

Dates and times at all participating locations:

May 24,25, and 31st
12-5 pm local time
Note: demo participants must be 12 years of age or older.

AB Calgary May 24, 25, 31 8180 11th St. Se,Unit 300
Edmonton May 24 Oliver Gates Shopping Centre
May 31 4250 137 Ave.
May 25 17539 Stony Plain Rd. NW
May 25 & 31 9931 19 Ave. NW
BC Coquitlam May 31 Coquitlam Centre
Langley May 24 20202 66th Ave., Unit F3
Richmond May 24 Landsdowne Centre
Surrey May 25 2267 160th St.
Surrey May 25 Central City
Vancouver May 31 2220 Cambie St.
MB Winnipeg May 31 Pembina Crossing
May 24 St. James Station Centre
May 25 Regent
NS Dartmouth May 25 & 31 119 Gale Terrace, Bldg. 1K-4
Halifax May 24 11 Washmill Lake Dr.
ON Ancaster May 31 Meadowlands Centre
Belleville May 31 Quinte Crossroads
East Gwillmbury May 31 Newmarket
Guelph May 24 151 Stone Rd. West
Hamilton May 24 1779 Stone Church Rd. E
Kanata May 24 Centrum Plaza
Kitchener May 31 Across from Fairview Mall
London May 25 1735 Richmond St., Unit 1
London May 24 & 31 1080 Wellington Rd.
Markham May 25 Markville Centre
Milton May 25 Milton Square
Mississauga May 31 Heartland
Nepean May 25 Ottawa West
Orleans May 31 2020 Mer Bleue Rd., Unit C2
Oshawa May 24 First Pro Oshawa
Peterborough May 25 1101 Lansdowne St. W
Scarborough May 25 Scarborough Town Centre
Toronto May 24 147 Laird Dr.
Toronto May 31 Bay & Dundas
Windsor May 31 4379 Walker Rd.
Woodbridge May 24 7850 Weston Rd., Bldg. E Unit 1
QC Laval May 24, 25, 31 Centre Laval
Pointe-Claire May 24 & 25 Centre Fairview
Quebec May 24 & 31 Place Laurier
May 25 La Capitale
Rosemere May 25 Place Rosemere
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu May 25 Carrefour Richelieu
Saint-Jerome May 24 & 31 1040 Boul. Du Grand-Heron
Jon Scarr
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  1. Thanks for letting us know about this demo day. I will be going to Best Buy very soon, and if this offer still stands, then I will be making full use of it. Sometimes, I feel so amazing when I visit this website.

  2. So it seems the Nintendo Labo VR event was held in 38 different stores, the Crash Racing games is only in 36 so I can kind of understand why Saskatchewan would be left out again, but the PSVR demo is listed as being in 44 locations. Is there a point in time when I can expect some of these demos to make it to Saskatchewan? I’d like to try them sometime.

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