Nintendo will be allowing the public to participate in this year’s E3 excitement. Rather than needing to be a reporter or game industry representative, you will be able to simply walk into Best Buy stores located in the United States and Canada to play the games Nintendo will be announcing at E3.

Continue reading to learn more.

No longer will you have to rely on just watching the announcements but will actually be able to experience them first hand; however, there are only eighty-nine Best Buy stores participating in the U.S. and twenty-one stores participating in Canada. The games will be playable on June 12 from 4 p.m.–8 p.m. (local time) and June 15 from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. (local time).

If you live in the United States, these are the eighty-nine cities that will be showcasing Nintendo’s E3 line up:

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

Unfortunately, Nintendo hasn’t announced which stores in Canada will be participating. Nintendo will also be releasing the list of games that will be playable on June 11, which will be found here.


These Canadian Best Buy locations will be participating:

Ontario: North York, Toronto, Mississauga, Windsor, London, Ottawa, Kingston, Brampton, Oakville

Quebec: Montreal, Lasalle

Manitoba: Winnipeg

Saskatchewan: Saskatoon

Alberta: Edmonton, Calgary (2 locations)

British Columbia: Vancouver, Langley, Richmond

Nova Scotia: Dartmouth

Source: Best BuyKotaku, GoNintendo (via Kotaku)
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