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Update: Now sold out at Best Buy, but back up on GameStop.

Original: Best Buy is the latest retailer to have opened pre-orders for the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition. You can reserve it here. Worth noting, both Amazon and GameStop have sold out.

Update: Bumped to the top. Amazon’s MAR10 Day digital sale is now live. Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more discounted by 20 percent. Pretty rare for a retailer to have discounts on digital codes.

Original: It’s MAR10 Day, and retailers are celebrating the occasion with a special sale. Mario games and toys are discounted at Best Buy, while Amazon also has a few select titles on sale.

You can find Best Buy’s offerings here, available for today only. Amazon’s deals are here.

At the moment, Best Buy has the NES Classic Edition in stock. How long that’ll hold true remains to be seen, but likely not more than a few minutes. If you’re quick enough, you might be able to place an order here.

Update: Switch system has now sold out.

Original: Best Buy has two key products in stock on its website at the moment. First, the gray Switch system is up here. The Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition is also available here.

As the countdown to Switch’s launch gets closer, retailers are now beginning to set up displays. Units are beginning to show up at Best Buy locations, for instance.

Sadly, these displays aren’t actually playable, as they only show trailers on a loop. You can at least pick which video to be shown. Plus, this only helps to promote Switch to the wider public in the end.


Best Buy is holding a special sale on Nintendo-published games today only. Select 3DS and Wii U titles are up to 50 percent off.

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Bravely Second, and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest are all $19.99 each (down from $39.99). Tokyo Mirage Sessions is also on sale for $34.99 (was $59.99).

Amazon has price-matched a couple of these deals. You can find Bravely Second and Fire Emblem Fates for the same prices.

Best Buy locations across North America will be hosting a midnight launch for Switch on March 3. If you attend, you’ll have a shot of nabbing a special item. While supplies last, Best Buy will be handing out a Zelda: Breath of the Wild poster.


Switch is about two and a half weeks away. To prepare for launch, retailers are starting to get their plans together. Best Buy is one such store in the U.S. readying for Switch’s release.

Based on information posted to the Switch section of Reddit which was verified by the moderation team, 682 Best Buy locations will have a midnight launch. Tickets will be handed out before the clock strikes 12, though store managers will decide on the specific timeline.

For those who didn’t pre-order, tickets will be printed for systems that were not reserved. Consumers will be given a ticket at least one hour before the store opening for locations not doing the midnight launch. As for quantities, we don’t have any numbers unfortunately, but systems are expected to be available.

As one final note, all accessories are street dated in Best Buy’s system. You won’t be able to purchase any of them until March 3.


A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo made a few announcements about 3DS. This included two additions to the Nintendo Selects line: Kirby Triple Deluxe and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Nintendo never actually gave a concrete date for the new Nintendo Selects, only opting for a vague “mid-February” timeframe. That being said, retailers are now selling both games. Best Buy and GameStop may have had them as early as last week, but we can confirm that Amazon only began selling them directly today.

The Nintendo Selects versions of Kirby Triple Deluxe and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team can be found at the links below:

Kirby Triple Deluxe

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

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Best Buy is again taking pre-orders for the Switch Pro Controller. The retailer’s product page is here. Best Buy has already sold out of these a couple of times, so we’ll have to see how long this lasts.

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