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.
Editor’s note: You’re reading a piece from Kotaku US. Kotaku Australia reached out to Nintendo ANZ to confirm if these deals are headed our way and a representative has confirmed that, unfortunately, the answer is no. The Mario Choose One Bundle, Mario & Friends Retail Sale, and the Nintendo eShop discounts are a special treat just for the Americans. A tremendous bummer to be sure. Original piece continues below. — David
Americans have their 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 US users 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
- Mario Party Superstars
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Yoshi’s Crafted World
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
March 24 to April 7
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario Odyssey
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
If you prefer to collect physical games, some brick-and-mortar retailers will offer $US20 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 $US60. In addition, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which costs $US100, will be $US40 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.
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