Nintendo Announces E3 Demo Locations

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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Nintendo brings E3 demos to Best Buy stores

Remember when Nintendo said they would be bringing the demos from E3 to Best Buys across North America? Well, they and Best Buy just announced some of the locations. There are 89 locations in the US and 21 locations in Canada. The demos will be playable in these stores on June 12th from 4 PM to 8 PM and on June 15th from 1 PM to 5 PM. A full list of games will be revealed on June 11th, though we can at least expect to see the next Mario Kart and 3D Mario game on display.

It’s worth pointing out that there are some rumblings on NeoGAF stating that the list of locations isn’t final. So it’s possible that there might be additional Nintendo locations added in the future. But for now, let’s just assume this is the final list of locations available in North America. You can find the special Best Buy store closest to you on the official site here.

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  • Nope. None near me. That’s disappointing. Hopefully, those rumblings are right and we’ll see more locations added. Or Nintendo could just put these demos on the eShop. Just sayin’.

    • Mizu D

      Well surprisingly none of the company so far offer any demos during E3 either.

      Also the demo kiosk is only there for a grand total of 8 hours in all…

      Mmm demo only playable for a few hours once you downloadable and can only be used once? Could be worth it?

  • Merrick

    The Best Buy I work at doesn’t seem to have those demos. I guess that is why my general manager didn’t seem to register about this when I brought it up.

  • DigDugDude

    “Luigi loot available while supplies last.”

    Hmm, none near me, but I may make a trip out to one if I hear more about this “loot.”

  • smacd

    Should I be surprised that they chose the most ghetto part of town for the one Best Buy in my state with one of these events?

  • Shulknameholderthing

    I’m just gonna set up camp at Bestbuy.

  • handsomejack47

    The only one in AZ is in Phoenix, and I live in Tucson, and that is a 2 hour drive I won’t be able to make. But I’m not that disappointed, because I’m assuming that Nintendo will be appearing at SDCC, if only just a booth, and they’ll probably have some demos there.

  • Spookyryu

    Also Mexico doesn’t get one location, too bad 🙁

  • fruitspunch_samurai

    Austin is on the list!

  • Heath Bunch

    I hope that list isn’t complete….I live close to the 2nd biggest city in Indiana, and I’ve never even heard of the city they chose (Greenwood)……