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The best Mario Day deals on Nintendo Switch games and accessories

The best Mario Day deals on Nintendo Switch games and accessories


MAR10 is Mario Day, and many excellent Nintendo games are heavily discounted, as well as a number of accessories.

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A pair of hands holding a Nintendo Switch console with neon red and blue Joy-Con controllers, playing Super Mario Odyssey in handheld mode.
It’s-a time for his day and it’s-a time for some deals.
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It’s March 10th, which, thanks to the internet and some ace brand marketing, is Mario Day — aka, a low-key celebration of all things involving Nintendo’s beloved plumber. Most importantly, it means there are plenty of discounts and promos to take advantage of, including worthwhile deals on Nintendo games that otherwise frequently sell at full price.

Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Target are discounting a batch of physical and digital first-party Nintendo titles and various accessories — offering around $20 off on many games that usually run $60. Admittedly, the celebration of our little Italian friend feels like an effort to keep building hype for the Super Mario Bros. Movie, which is due to hit theaters in just under a month. Even so, there is rarely as opportune a time as now to pick a deal on all things Mario.

The best Mario Day deals on Nintendo Switch consoles

  • Announced just last week, one of the bigger Mario Day promos is a fresh Nintendo Switch bundle that includes a free game. The Nintendo Switch “Mario Choose One” bundle is now available for $299.99 at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, or direct from Nintendo. It includes the standard (non-OLED) console with red Joy-Cons, a sticker pack fromThe Super Mario Bros. Movie, and your choice of a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, or Super Mario Odyssey. This saves you $60 on the regular prices, or about $40 if you account for the current sales running on those titles.

A promotional bundle for Mario Day that includes the standard Nintendo Switch, red Joy-Cons, sticker pack, and a free qualifying digital game of your choosing starring Mario.

The best Mario Day deals on Nintendo Switch games

  • We can’t start off Mario Day festivities without the latest mainline Mario title. Super Mario Odyssey is on sale for $39.99 ($20 off) at Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Walmart. The 2017 entry is a modern-day classic, with a mix of approachable gameplay using Mario’s hat to temporarily adopt new powers and challenging endgame levels for hardcore players.
A screenshot of Mario twirling his hat on his finger in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey

$6033% off

The keystone Mario title for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, doesn’t disappoint. The latest installment in the Mario franchise brings plenty of fun, new mechanics, and ample charm.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

$6050% off

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still receiving updates for the Nintendo Switch in the form of new characters and tracks to choose from.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
The only thing better than some great 2D Mario platforming is doing it with up to three friends in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. That is, until they constantly get you killed and drive you up a wall.
  • Mario Party Superstars collects 100 classic mini-games from N64 and Gamecube era Mario Party titles and offers both online multiplayer and four-player local play. Right now, you can pick up the greatest hits anthology for $39.99 ($20 off) at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

Mario Party Superstars is a collection of classic Mario Party boards from the Nintendo 64, with mini-games from both the N64 and GameCube eras. Best of all, unlike Super Mario Party, it’s compatible with regular controllers and the Nintendo Switch Lite.

  • The European version of Super Mario Party, the most recent Mario Party title to have wholly original mini-games, is on sale for $48.10 (about $12 off) from Woot via Amazon (and will work fine on non-Euro Switch consoles). It’s also available for $49.99 ($10 off) at Target.
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is discounted to $39.99 ($20 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Another rerelease from the Wii U, 3D World supports up to four-player multiplayer in its main, level-based platforming mode. The novel Bowser’s Fury is a standalone expansion that pits a solo player against a kaiju-like Bowser in a small, open world.

Super Mario 3D World is a polished version of the Wii U classic with a new expansion called Bowser’s Fury, which sees you collecting coins in an archipelago as you skirt, or battle, a kaiju-size Bowser.

  • Super Mario Maker 2 is selling for around $39 ($21 off) at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Quite possibly one of the most hardcore Mario games, Mario Maker 2 is all about user-created levels, which allows you to create your own 2D obstacle courses for Mario and friends or play across an incredibly varied landscape of unique ones.
Super Mario Maker 2
Go ahead and make your cruelest, most brutal level creations in Super Mario Maker 2.
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush may not be the best of the latest batch of Mario sports games — I’d argue that’s Mario Tennis Aces, which is not on sale — but it’s currently $39.99 ($20 off) at Target and Best Buy. The latest golfing installment for Mario has an RPG-like single-player mode and a speedy “battle golf” multiplayer mode with nonstop action, which you may love or hate depending on how much you love or hate the pace of golf.
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is down to just $29.99 ($30 off) at Amazon and Target — a new low for the latest installment in the tactical, XCOM-like crossover. It’s also available for $32.99 at Best Buy with some downloadable weapon skins. While far from a conventional Mario game, Sparks of Hope does a clever job streamlining the turn-based strategy genre to make it approachable for just about anyone.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an excellent turn-based strategy game that pairs classic Mario characters with the chaotic Rabbids for an encore performance.

How about a chance for some others in Mario’s orbit to share the spotlight?

Luigi’s Mansion 3

$6033% off

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is an adorable puzzle platformer with light co-op elements.

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Deluxe is on sale for $39.99 ($20 off) at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Amazon. The rerelease of the 2014 Wii U title allows one or two players to play as the whole crew of Kongs, from Donkey and Diddy to Dixie and Cranky. It also includes a new Funky Mode that’s easier and more approachable for newer or younger players.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Wait a second, I know that monkey. His name is Donkey.
Yoshi’s Crafted World

Yoshi’s Crafted World is a cute, cooperative platformer with an upcycled art style.

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The best Mario Day deals on gaming peripherals and accessories

  • The versatile Logitech G435 Lightspeed is our favorite multiplatform gaming headset, and it’s a great value for use with a Nintendo Switch (either while docked via the USB dongle or connected via Bluetooth). Right now, the wireless G435 is on sale for an all-time low of $29.99 ($50 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

This Lexar Play microSD card offers 512GB of extra storage for a Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck at a good price point.


Not quite bulletproof but pretty darn tough. This protective case from PowerA is lightweight and durable, with reinforced corners to protect it from unexpected drops and impacts.

The best Mario Day deals on toys and collectibles


It's like Mario Kart, but for real. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit lets you make your own tracks and zoom around your living room with pint-sized versions of the characters from Mario Kart. Definitely one of the more entertaining ways to terrorize your pets.

  • A hardcover version of Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years is $30.34 (about $10 off) at Amazon. The 2018 book spans 17 Mario games, from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World.
  • The Art of Super Mario Odyssey is down to $31.49 ($18.50 off) on Amazon. The 368-page hardcover showcases all kinds of concept and development art for the 2017 Mario game.
  • Though not a deal, the reissued Nintendo Amiibo figures of Mario, Luigi (Target exclusive), Peach, Donkey Kong, and Bowser are available for $15.99 at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, and Nintendo. When tapped on a Joy-Con or other compatible controller, each figure unlocks small in-game extras with corresponding Switch games.
  • You can get your own somewhat-wearable Mario hat plushie by Club Mochi-Mochi for just $19.99 ($10 off) at Amazon.
  • If you want to own the original Mario movie that Nintendo is probably hoping to quietly erase from existence (and search engines) with its new one, you can get the fever dream that is Super Mario Bros (1993) on DVD for just $3.74 (about $6 off) at Amazon.

Update March 10th, 11:33AM ET: This roundup has been updated to reflect a selection of new deals and the fact that it is now Mario Day (aren’t we blessed).