Best Buy Canada’s E3 Pre-Order Deal for Super Mario Bros. 7-Button Set

Plus Nintendo’s schedule for the week of E3.

The buzz in the States for a couple of days now has been that if you go to Best Buy and pre-order two select titles (one of which needs to be Mario Maker), they will receive a special limited edition seven-button Mario Maker set for free when the game comes out:


Best Buy Canada had kept mum on the subject and wouldn’t respond to requests for comment, but a press release from Nintendo of Canada has revealed that the deal is valid here in Canada as well. The full list of eligible games won’t be revealed until June 7th and you have to order online (while quantities last), but you can find out which games qualify by checking this link.

smb30thpinThis of course comes in addition to the previously announced Nintendo Access Mario Maker events, wherein you can go to Best Buy to try out the game and, while supplies last, get a special Super Mario Bros. 30th anniversary pin, as seen at right. The full list of locations, dates, and times can be seen here.

Finally, there’s… well, pretty much everything else Nintendo has planned for the week beginning tomorrow. I’m still shaking off whatever bug bit me last night, so I hope it’s okay with everyone if I just paste Nintendo of Canada’s press release right here as it was presented to me.


Nintendo’s E3 Events Bring the Show to You – Get the Schedule


Nintendo will showcase its 2015 and select 2016 software lineup this year at E3 and will kick off the video game trade show with insider access events that extend to fans following the show from afar. Our play-by-play reference guide below lets you track Nintendo’s live E3 coverage, the thrilling return of the Nintendo World Championships and special game sampling events, so you won’t miss a minute of the fun. We will continue to share information on future games and initiatives in the months ahead.


Sunday, June 14


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U – New Content Approaching! 6.14.2015:

Tune in to a special Super Smash Bros. video presentation at 7:40 a.m. PT at Masahiro Sakurai will detail content arriving in the new update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U.


Nintendo World Championships 2015 Pre-Show:

A special installment of Nintendo Treehouse: Live will preview all the action of the Nintendo World Championships 2015. The show runs approximately 2:25-3 p.m. PT on

Nintendo World Championships 2015:

For the first time in 25 years, a Nintendo World Champion will rise. Eight winners from regional qualifying events will meet eight invited competitors at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for a multi-round Nintendo game competition, but only one will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Tune in to the main event 3-6:30 p.m. PT on YouTube, Twitch and at Listen in for additional announcements between matches. Los Angeles-area fans hoping to attend the competition can visit for details about free tickets.


Tuesday, June 16


Nintendo Digital Event:

Get Nintendo news about upcoming games and experiences straight from the source via the Nintendo Digital Event online video program. Tune in to at 9 a.m. PT for the live coverage.


Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3:

Watch Nintendo Treehouse staff live from the E3 show floor as they deliver in-depth coverage of Nintendo’s lineup, including live game play and appearances by Nintendo developers. This interactive show kicks off immediately following the Digital Event live stream at and is scheduled to run daily throughout the show.


Wednesday, June 17


Nintendo Access: Mario Maker at Best Buy:

In celebration of the upcoming Mario Maker game for the Wii U, Nintendo and Best Buy have partnered to bring fans hands-on sampling events at 23 locations across Canada. Drop by 4-9 p.m. local time to play through levels in a variety of Super Mario Bros. styles. Everyone who plays the game will receive a button commemorating the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. (while supplies last).


Also, when fans pre-order Mario Maker along with one other Nintendo title from a select list, they’ll receive a free limited edition Mario Maker seven button set. Check on June 17th for qualifying games. The seven button set will be included in the same shipment as Mario Maker. Offer available online only, while quantities last. 


Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3:

The second day of the Nintendo Treehouse: Live broadcast featuring more games and content not shown in our E3 booth is scheduled to begin at 9:55 a.m. PT. Watch live at


Thursday, June 18


Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3:

The final day of the show kicks off at 9:55 a.m. PT. Staff from Nintendo’s Treehouse will be joined by Nintendo game developers for last looks at our E3 lineup. Visit to watch live, and then relive Nintendo’s E3 2015 show highlights.


Saturday, June 20


Nintendo Access: Mario Maker at Best Buy:

The second hands-on event for Mario Maker runs at participating Best Buy locations noon-5 p.m. local time. The Commemorative button offer applies, while supplies last.  Find a location near you at


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