Last October the news broke that nationwide chain Best Buy was planning to get rid of the main reason people originally went there in the first place. A rep from the company confirmed that, come January of 2024, they planned to stop selling movies and TV shows on DVD and Blu-Ray. In fact, the departure is complete — they wouldn’t even offer them online. It’s 2024 now, so was Best Buy serious? Early reports suggest that….they were. Bleah.
There was a rumor flying through the Net yesterday we were hoping wasn’t real, but today actual confirmation came out. Best Buy says they’re eliminating Blu-Ray and DVD movies from their stores starting early next year. We don’t just mean from the physical locations — we mean you won’t even be able to buy a movie on disc from their online store.
It didn’t take long for Best Buy to respond to Target’s deliberate leaking of their Black Friday sale prices. They are appropriately competitive and in some cases Target has been one-upped. The one thing we can’t determine are the price of the XBox One bundles. There are three offered here, but their prices are stuck in perpetual “load” mode for us on the page (here, you try).
Limited Run Games is a website that prints physical copies of popular indie games in a limited capacity. Their typical product will only be made available within one month (with preorders), or will be sold with a set limit of copies (first come first serve). Until now, the Limited Run website was the only place those games could be bought in the physical world.
As the unstoppable train of time barrels full-speed toward Thanksgiving weekend, more major retailers are revealing their Black Friday video game deals. Today, Best Buy revealed their circular.
Kohl’s jumped the gun a couple weeks ago, but now is around the regular time for this nation’s sales outlets to begin leaking out their Black Friday circulars and informing the masses how deep the slashes will go on their biggest items. Best Buy revealed their Black Friday ad today, and there are some impressive discounts here.
As we predicted, the $250 console will be the new trend. Walmart’s $250 PS4 is an especially good deal, as it comes with three games (Uncharted, The Last Of Us Remastered and Ratchet & Clank) AND the store is throwing in a $30 gift card. Their XBox One offering is the Battlefield 1 bundle, also for $250, and if you can believe it they’re still selling a 360 for $129.
Best Buy has released its planned sacrificial offerings for the savage Black Friday ritual. Let’s run through them:
It’s one of the most anticipated pieces of Wii U software that we know of: Mario Maker, the game-making tool that will let Mario fanatics create their own levels from any era in the plumber’s sidescrolling history, as well as play an endless amount of user-created levels. It’s also been delayed several times. The final concrete date is this September, but if you’d like to get your hands on it before then, Nintendo is working something out with Best Buy that will allow just that.
Nintendo has been known to call attention to significant releases by packing them in with their consoles or handhelds for an extra price. Splatoon is about to join the ranks of New Super Mario Bros U, Super Mario 3D World and ZombiU (in Europe) by getting its own special bundle. The package will be a Best Buy exclusive and has not been announced in other territories outside of the US.
If you own a suit of armor, have a black belt in martial arts, or just don’t care about desecrating a sacred American tradition with pure greed, the barbaric annual event known as Black Friday may be for you. Advertisements and circulars from all the major big boxes are just beginning to be purposely leaked, and here are a few of the newly-announced deals you can look forward to seeing in the video game department…..
Nintendo announced Wednesday that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be playable at Best Buy locations around the U.S. during the week of E3 in mid-June.