Best Buy and Nintendo bring E3 to Select Cities

Nintendo makes E3 for the people, partners with Best Buy to bring playable unreleased Wii U games to Best Buy customers throughout the US and Canada.

In an incredibly smart and lucrative partnership decision, Best Buy is partnering with Nintendo to bring unreleased Wii U games to the public during the week of E3.

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At select Best Buy locations (full list below), consumers will be able to try playable demos of unreleased games announced by Nintendo during their Nintendo Direct press conference on Tuesday, June 11th. The Electronics and Entertainment Expo (E3), is an exclusive press and business only event, and is arguably the biggest gaming news event of the year.

In a shocking decision, Nintendo decided not to participate in the media feeding frenzy with a formal press conference, as per their usual–and that of all the other major competition. However, they may be able to remedy what some view as a damning move, with this particular stroke of genius.

Some of the games announced on Tuesday morning will be playable at select Best Buys across the United States and Canada, starting Wednesday the 12th, from 4pm-8pm. “Play it First” events will run throughout the week of E3, into the weekend.

During the “Play it First’ events, Best Buy will also be offering sales on Wii U hardward, as well as other Nintendo software and accessories, making these events an all around win for everyone involved.

To verify whether or not your local Best Buy will be participating in the Nintendo/E3 “Play it First” event, check with your local store, or look through the list below.

Will you be watching Nintendo’s live streaming Nintendo Direct press conference? Or instead, will you be camped out at your local Best Buy, waiting to get your hands on an unreleased game before anyone else?

Alabama

Birmingham, Huntsville

Arkansas

Fort Smith, North Little Rock

Arizona

Phoenix

California

Culver City, Elk Grove, Emeryville, San Jose, Tracy, Visalia

Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Manchester

Delaware

Wilmington

Florida

Brandon, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Miami, Pensacola

Georgia

Augusta, Duluth, Savannah, Smyrna

Iowa

Cedar Rapids, West Des Moines

Illinois

Bloomington, Schaumburg

Indiana

Greenwood

Kansas

Overland Park, Wichita

Kentucky

Florence, Lexington, Louisville

Louisiana

Harvey

Massachusetts

Cambridge, Dedham, Worcester

Maryland

Frederick, Glen Burnie, Wheaton

Michigan

Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Rochester Hills

Minnesota

Eden Prairie

Missouri

St. Louis

North Carolina

Cary, Fayetteville, Pineville, Winston-Salem

New Jersey

Iselin, West Paterson, Woodbury

New York

Albany, Amherst, Long Island City, Syracuse, Valley Stream, West Nyack

Ohio

Fairborn, North Olmsted, Reynoldsburg, Toledo

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Erie, King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Whitehall

South Carolina

Greenville, North Charleston

Tennessee

Brentwood, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas

Arlington, Austin, Houston, McAllen, The Woodlands, Tyler

Utah

Sandy

Virginia

Charlottesville, Glen Allen, Virginia Beach

Vermont

Williston

Washington

Lynnwood

Wisconsin

Greenfield

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