Aug 27th, 2013

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Best Buy is currently having a huge sale on Wii U pre-owned games, offering a buy 2 get 2 free deal on more than 50 different Wii U games. Prices range from $17.99 up to $39.99, though interestingly enough Rayman Legends pre-owned copies are listed as coming soon. Of course with this deal you’ll pay for the two most expensive games that you add to your cart and get the other two free.

It’s worth noting that not all the games in this collection are shovelware games, as there are some quality titles for sale like Batman: Arkham City, Lego City: Undercover, Resident Evil: Revelations, Pikmin 3 and more.

If you’re looking to bolster your Wii U game collection, this is a great way to get four games for the price of two. Currently this promotion is available online, but you might be able to snag it in stores if you talk to Best Buy employees at your location.

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  • Mariokartfann

    Hmmm might take advantage of this soon…

  • Zuxs13

    Now this is how you buy an EA game…

    • Sharingan

      I second that notion. The only used game that I have bought for the Wii U system is Need for Speed.

  • SMT-x-FE

    Looks like I’m going to Best Buy

  • Victor O

    It’s about time they unlocked a lot of these games for shipping. I spent forever trying to get a lot of the great Wii games I hadn’t played on Sunday for this deal, but they didn’t have them at local stores and many of the games weren’t available for shipping. They changed that and now it’s an awesome way to expand my Wii library.

    Not enough Wii U games to use this for.

  • Jack5221

    NEVER buy used games… NEVER. By buying games used you’re screwing over the gaming industry. Developers make no money off of used games, and basically forces them to make incomplete games that require DLC to enjoy. DO NOT BUY USED GAMES. If you’re passionate about gaming, then say NO to used games.

    • blindtiger

      was it iwata or miyamoto? that said “make games nobody wants to sell”

      the games industry screws itself

      • Jack5221

        I believe it was Iwata that said that. Either way, buying used games hurts the industry. Sure, its cheaper and more affordable, but it hurts the industry. Developers lose money. Ever wonder why there is so much DLC now? Ever wonder why Sony / MS and Nintendo are pushing for more digital game sales? Ever wonder why games went from 50$ to 60$? Ever wonder why some companies want to go always online? (EA, Blizzard) USED GAMES! Thats why. Its hurt the industry that much and its only going to get worst. Say NO to used games.

        • Thomas Vienna

          What about buying used games you wouldn’t have gotten otherwise? I don’t want to support the games I don’t care for, so it doesn’t matter whether I don’t get it or get it for cheap, right? As long as I proudly pay full price for games I like.

          The other exception is buying used games that are out of production.

        • blindtiger

          i dont buy used games ever… maybe one time in 25 years because i couldnt find it new. i only buy games i cant live without. that means, for me, most nintendo games, good multiplayer games and a handful of major 3rd party titles. and i dont sell them until i switch consoles.

          used games do hurt devs and help gamestop… but the point is the same. its capitalism, its free market, its the system we have, for better or worse. if supply is high, value is low. if you make a yearly title in a franchise the previous releases lose value immediately. the difference, game to game, is minimum after one year of development. if mario or zelda released every year the fans would lose interest… its human nature.

          so again… make games of nobody wants to sell, even if its only “perceived” value. much of what we call reality is just our perception of it.

        • Theiz Zzee

          What you said is partially true. Game prices went up as well because games got bigger and longer. No longer are characters small to see or get a vague representation in how they look. The HD era affected that even more. No longer are walls with all the bricks just alike good enough. No longer does a car accident dented the same we each time cut it. AI dumb as a doorknob will no longer due. Buildings exploding the same way just will not work. Development time is now a lot longer. On top of that development teams sometimes have been doubled and tripled to do meet the do the job on time. Those are other reasons costs have risen. Used games may hurt the industry in the way you said but help in another. People may sell games and use the money towards new ones.

        • David Porter

          Games are cheaper now, adjusting for inflation, than they were during the SNES and N64 days.

          The used car market didn’t kill the auto industry, did it? Used CDs and DVDs haven’t killed an industry.

          Please, develop some perspective.

        • JVAN63

          If a game is awesome, the used market won’t be flooded with it, and it won’t be priced very low, making a new game purchase of the same title appealing. (check out games rated over 9 on Gamestop, and compare new vs. used price). Crappy games are cheap used. So… stop making shovelware games and the market will support your game selling as new.

          I DID order Bioshock Infinite new, because I played the previous two bought used. Although I think Infinite is the weakest, they’re all good enough for me to keep and not sell.

      • Thomas Vienna

        ‘Twas the Regginator.

      • Mr. Hobo

        How about support GOOD games with a new purchase, but only buy mediocre games when they are cheap or used.

    • jay

      You’re correct.

      That’s why I only buy used EA games and used Kanye West albums.

    • bizzy gie

      Once a game is sold, the developers make money off that copy.

      Why should they make more money off a game that’s no longer their property?

      Buying a used game is like buying a game from Joe only a professional store is doing the vending.

    • Razo_E

      That’s stupid. You don’t see the car industry suffering from used car sales.

      • rp17

        Hmmm… maybe the used car market is the reason for the price for gas increasing… /sarcasm 😛

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          You can blame the government for that.

      • JVAN63

        Yes, and it’s actually been proven that the best way to reduce your carbon footprint isn’t by buying a new hybrid or electric car. It’s by keeping your current car. Google it. So buying used games does the same thing, on a tiny plastic-box and disc sized scale.

    • HotInEER

      You my friend are dumb. The overcharge for games as it is. They want people to buy new games, than lower the prices. The most a game should cost is $30 to $40, even less if they are going to DLC the rest of the game. Now, adding DLC to make a great game better or to add something to the game is fine, but they don’t do that. They make a game with 15 players and than want/expect you to pay $5 for each additional character that should have already been in the game, and don’t get me started on maps.

    • JVAN63

      I almost always buy used, unless there’s a ridiculous discount on a game new. I also have over 1600 movies, 95% bought used. Music CD’s too. And I share MP3’s. Let that put another twist in your panties.

  • Interesting.. I may have to look into that as long as I can get them online and ship them and still get the deal because it looks like in-store selection is limited.

    • JVAN63

      You can, I just did. Shipping is free.

      • So did I. Unfortunately some of the games were not available but I ended up getting NFS Most Wanted, Batman Arkham City Armored Edition, Kid Icarus Uprising and for some reason my wife wanted Wheel of Fortune. Oh well have to get what the wife wants sometimes

  • JBeauregard

    Eh, I don’t know how other Best Buy’s are stocked, but my BB doesn’t have much for stock on their shelves. Used stock? They’ve never had it. Perhaps shipping from another store?

  • Kenshin0011

    Oh WOW you can mix and match with 3DS games too!
    I just snagged these 4 games for only $53.10, including shipping!:

    Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper [Wii U]

    Mass Effect 3: Special Edition — [Wii U]

    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition [3DS]

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate [3DS]

    There are a whole bunch of other games but I either
    already had them or didn’t care for it.

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    well i know where i’ll be when i clock out

  • e_rocket

    This sounds good, shame it doesn’t happen in my country… jaja

  • Ducked

    I don’t like buying used games unless there really old. For some reason I like unsealing my games.

    • [000]

      Buying a game used and not knowing where it’s been vs getting it new is like getting a health shake from the store that you don’t know the exact contents of vs making your own; You don’t know where the used game has been, but the new game is untouched. I think it’s a good analogy…. except for the part where you realize you hate health shakes.

      • Ducked


        • [000]

          I fixed my grammar. It makes more sense now.

          • [000]

            I think.. o_0

          • Ducked

            Lol I got what you meant. I always get that feeling when I’ve bought a used game, like where the heck has this game been. xD

          • [000]

            The Journey of the Used Video Game…. hmm.. sounds like a good idea for a movie.

      • JVAN63

        They are guaranteed to work, and they’re not just used, they’re refurbished and clean, so you won’t get cooties. They’re a hell of a lot cleaner than the dollars you have in your wallet, which have been touched by lots of unwashed and germ ridden hands.

  • andrewjcole

    Yoohoo! Canada exists!

  • No way I’m missing this. When’s it end? I need another paycheck…

  • Truthteller

    This looks like a liquidation sale!

    • JVAN63

      It IS a liquidation sale. They’re trying to clear out used Nintendo games. The sale is for ALL Nintendo (DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U). New games are not on sale for this price. That truly would be a liquidation.

  • Sam

    Now this is a deal.

  • Nintendo4life

    Cool but which games to get? Any game ideas?

  • Gecko Altair
  • AkaLink77

    lol… its funny cuz Blockbuster is having a buy1get1 free sale now!

  • Mochlum

    This also works for 3DS, DS, and Wii. This’ll be good to clear out some of my backlog. (Game and Wario, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, NSLU retail if it is used yet, etc.)

  • Jesse Riley

    Even with this deal, I still won’t support an EA game. Screw them.

    • Mr. Hobo

      I wouldn’t consider it supporting EA if you are buying the game used.

  • Adrian

    Sadly, this just makes me realize that there aren’t any WiiU games out that I’m interested. I want X :(.

  • lukas

    how long does this last

  • Elitepwnsface

    You got to live in a big city to really get the deal or happen to have a best buy with lots of different used games.

    • Maxwell Baumgarten


      • Elitepwnsface

        They wont ship some games. So i am making the assumption that you have to have a best buy that people trade a lot of games at.

  • Ricardo Santos

    I prefer new games

  • JVAN63

    You can order most titles online (not Resident Evil though:( ), and have them shipped to your local store for free, to pick up later. I ordered four titles. One they had in stock, which I picked up last night. The other three will be there 9/2. After tax, for $85.18, I got:

    The Walking Dead Survival Instinct
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
    Rabbids Land
    Call of Duty Black Ops II (this is the one I picked up last night)

    And they come in that “new” cellophane wrapper, and are very clean, so those of you that like to pay an extra $30 just to get that experience of tearing off cellophane, you can still have it.

  • Noah Hood

    Sadly…I…Have…No…MONEY! T_T