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
- 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 $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.