Best Buy and Nintendo have a good relationship and that looks set to continue as Nintendo has scooped the retailer’s store front space with Super Mario Maker. Previously the space was used to advertise Windows, but it seems as though Nintendo has scooped a deal to have Super Mario Maker adorn the front of Best Buy’s stores throughout the United States.
US retailer Best Buy is currently running a flash sale that will last for four hours. There’s plenty of gaming items to be had including a New Nintendo 3DS XL with Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and a charger for $214.98. You can also pick up Code Name STEAM for $19.99. To see all the deals that are on offer check out the page, here.
If you are in the market for some new Nintendo 3DS games then you are in luck. US retailer Best Buy currently has a fantastic offer on. The retail outlet currently has a buy one Nintendo 3DS game and get another for 50% off promotion running at the moment. There’s plenty of great titles to pick up too including Super Smash Bros, Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Fantasy Life, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for New Nintendo 3DS and a few more. You can check out all the game available in this promotion, here.
Take your fun on the go with great games for your Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL or the New Nintendo 3DS XL. When you buy one select Nintendo 3DS game, you’ll get a second at 50% off. Plus, Gamers Club Unlocked members get an additional 20% off.
Today has been a bevy of amiibo news — however a reliable source to amiibo news (via Nintendo Inquirer) claims that each Best Buy in North America will have over a hundred Dark Pits. We know what you are thinking: “big claims require big evidence.” Lo and behold, the smoking gun:
The picture, which appears to be taken from a Best Buy terminal, shows 9000 amiibo are on hand within California. Meanwhile, there are only 85 (maximum) Best Buy locations within California. Doing the math, that means each Best Buy would be holding 105.88 Dark Pits (see, math is useful in the real world). There are still questions left unanswered — if this applies to California, can we expect the same amount of support across the market? That remains to be seen. However, remember you can grab the Dark Pit amiibo in the United States on July 31, only in stores.
Nintendo of America feels the full brunt of the over-commercialized exclusivity deals surrounding amiibo — with the closures of Target, Canada has been able to sidestep some of the worst of the exclusivity deals. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case with Dark Pit amiibo. According to Reward Zone’s Gamers Club Twitter account, Dark Pit will be Best buy exclusive (released July 31) in Canada with no option of pre-ordering. While this is not explicitly stated, there has not yet been any pre-order pages or news from any other retailer, with only two weeks until launch — our deductive reasoning says other retailers likely would have announced availability by now. On the bright side, there will be online stock available the day of, in limited supplies. This mirrors the US Dark Pit launch, which will be happening July 31st.
According to a reliable source from NintendoInquisitor, the Palutena amiibo (supposedly) due July 31st will not be retailer exclusive. While the other Kid Icarus collectible, Dark Pit, will be coming exclusively to Best Buy, Palutena may be heading to all major retailers. It seems if you are an amiibo collector, the next mini-wave will be a lot easier to obtain during launch.
Fancy getting a good deal this Sunday? Well, US retailer Best Buy currently has Code Name STEAM and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for sale. If you are after Code Name STEAM then you can pick it up for $24.99. If you’re uncertain about the game then you may want to read our review, here. There’s also the engrossing Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New Nintendo 3DS on sale at $29.99.