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Best Buy UK thrashes records in opening weekend

New Essex store sees biggest opening weekend worldwide

The UK's first Best Buy store, opened last week in Thurrock, Essex, has experienced the most successful opening weekend for a Best Buy store to date.

The store saw more sales than any Best Buy store worldwide, of which there are currently more than 1150 across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, China, Mexico and Turkey.

Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Best Buy branded operations said: "I'm delighted to announce that the first three days of our opening weekend in Thurrock have been confirmed as the biggest ever opening weekend for a Best Buy store anywhere in the world by volume of sales.

"Everyone on the Best Buy team is thrilled with the start of this new chapter in Best Buy’s story."

Best Buy's opening weekend offers included the black Nintendo Wii console for £99.99 (a 44 per cent discount), the Xbox 360 Elite for £199.99 ( a 20 per cent discount) and the PlayStation 3 250GB for £249.99 (a 17 per cent reduction).

The retailer plans to open a further 8-10 stores across the UK this year.

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