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Best Buy is a mainstay of tech shopping in the US, but it knows that it's small potatoes in Canada -- it kept the country's better-known Future Shop chain going for years after a takeover, even after opening shops of its own. However, the American retailer is now making its presence felt in a big...

March 28th 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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What is it with Canadian stores potentially spoiling launch plans? Fresh from revealing a white PS3 bundle on late notice, Best Buy Canada and its Future Shop sibling are both listing multiple entries for Microsoft's Office 2013 and Office 365 in downloadable and retail forms. We'll refrain from c...

January 18th 2013 at 4:37pm 0 Comments
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In North America, the PlayStation 3 is the Model T of consoles: you can have any system color you want, as long as it's black. Sony might be dropping the circa-1908 approach in the near future, at least in Canada. Both Best Buy and its Canada-only sister chain, Future Shop, are listing a Crystal W...

January 16th 2013 at 7:02am 0 Comments
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That fuzzy sensation we get when unboxing a new toy gadget is the fuel that keeps us going at Engadget. A feeling a few unlucky Canadian's were deprived of, after buying what they believed to be an iPad 2 actually turned out to be a slab of clay. In a calculated scam, crooks purchased real iPads, r...

January 18th 2012 at 9:47pm 0 Comments
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So, PlayBooks haven't exactly been flying off the shelves... anywhere. Not even in RIM's native Canada. But that might actually change over the nex few days as BestBuy, Walmart, Staples and Future Shop have chopped $300 off the price of the QNX-based slate. The sale lasts from November 16th to th...

November 17th 2011 at 1:47pm 0 Comments
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Four potential fighting favorites will only be accessible as DLC in North America if you pre-order UFC Undisputed 3 through GameStop or EB Games: Nick Diaz, Phil Davis, Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Brian Stann. If extra fighters aren't your thing, pre-ordering through Best Buy can net you early ac...

September 22nd 2011 at 3:16pm 0 Comments