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Best Buy Rises Early for Call of Duty Black Ops

Best Buy announced that it will hold midnight events on November 9, 2010 for the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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Unedited press release follows:

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Launches in 3D at Best Buy

Record Number of Best Buy Stores to Open at Midnight For The Year’s Anticipated Release

MINNEAPOLIS–Call of Duty® is going 3D and Best Buy is rolling out the red carpet for eagerly awaiting fans. The most anticipated entertainment launch of the year, Call of Duty®: Black Ops will be celebrated at more than 700 Best Buy midnight openings nationwide on Tuesday, November 9 at 12:01 am. The midnight events will give fans the opportunity to be among the first to get their copy of the hotly-anticipated blockbuster title and experience it like never before.

“This is the hottest release of the year and we’re thrilled to be able to open more of our stores early to give customers the chance be among the first to own it – and in 3D,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager of the home entertainment group at Best Buy. “Best Buy is the ideal place for fans to pick up the game and get everything they need for the ultimate Call of Duty: Black Ops 3D experience.”

To commemorate the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Best Buy is celebrating with:

* A wide selection of 3D-enabled products, including the full range of available 3DTVs, as well as cameras, camcorders and now games
* Incredible home theater deals that allow fans to get into the 3D action without breaking the bank
* Best Buy Blue Shirts ready to help customers unlock the possibilities of 3D gaming to deliver an unprecedented view of the intense Call of Duty: Black Ops action.

Call of Duty: Black Ops gives the player the option to play in stereoscopic 3D on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system consoles, stereoscopic 3D features require a compatible 3D-ready HD TV and active shutter glasses. Pre-orders for the title are currently available. For more information on the title visit and also check Twitter via @JD_2020. The title is rated “M” for Mature (Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language).

About Best Buy Co., Inc.
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Mexico and Turkey, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $49 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy; Best Buy Mobile; Audiovisions; The Carphone Warehouse; Future Shop; Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star; Magnolia Audio Video; Napster; Pacific Sales; and The Phone House. Approximately 180,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2010, we donated a combined $25.2 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work.