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Mario Day: Three New Switch Bundles, And Cheaper Games To Boot

Several Nintendo first-party titles will be discounted on the eShop

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Mario wishes you a Happy Mario Day.
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Mario Day is coming on March 10. You don’t get to take the day off work, but you can save some money on a video game as Nintendo just announced new Switch deals ahead of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie.

You have your pick between a free copy of Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for your Mario Switch bundle. The set, which is available on Nintendo’s website and at “select retailers,” also comes with some Mario movie-themed stickers.


Most Nintendo fans likely already own some version of its six-year-old console. What’s arguably more exciting is the big Mario Day eShop sale. Here are some titles that you can nab on discount and when they’re on sale. Nintendo’s first-party titles don’t receive discounts as frequently as other games, so you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on these sale dates.

March 10 to 23

March 24 to April 7

If you prefer to collect physical games, some brick-and-mortar retailers will offer $20 off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and Mario Party Superstars, which all normally run at $60. In addition, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which costs $100, will be $40 off. This sale will be in effect from March 5 to 11.


If you end up picking up Mario Kart 8 from any of these sales, there’s good news: The newest wave of DLC will be coming out on March 9, so you’ll be able to play more tracks if you purchase the add-on or subscribe to Nintendo’s online service.

We may live in a capitalist hellscape where corporations are just inventing holidays to sell us more stuff, but at least we can get some small discounts on critically acclaimed Mario games.