Nintendo partners with Best Buy so you can play unreleased Wii U games in store during E3

There's nothing more frustrating than watching a product or service get announced, then having to wait an age to try it out. Nintendo hears that, and has announced via Nintendo Direct, that during E3 week, Best Buy will have playable demos of as-yet released Wii U games in 100 stores across the US and Canada. Given that no one was likely expecting any new hardware from the firm, it's clear the gaming stalwart is looking for other ways to stir-up some interest. There's no mention of titles, so we're left to assume they'd be the games announced at the show. Either way, scratch out that week in June to make sure you find out first hand. Scrub right to the end of the video past the break to see the announcement for yourself.

Update: We've added the full list of participating locations below the break.

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