Mario fans can celebrate Mario Day with their favorite plumber this weekend. The special day is March 10th, or Mar10 if you prefer, and Nintendo is pulling out all the stops to honor the savior of the Mushroom Kingdom.
This year, Nintendo is offering a special deal on select Mario games for the Nintendo Switch system and offering special digital goodies. Between Sunday, March 10th and Saturday, March 16th, fans around the world can purchase select Nintendo Switch systems and one of five select games starring Mario for a suggested retail price of only $329.98. That’s a savings of $30, which amounts to 50% off one of the games.
“What better way to celebrate Mario Day than by playing some of the most popular Mario games on Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This promotion is a great option for consumers who want to pick up Nintendo Switch and some hit games at a value price.”
If you are already a stern supporter of the mustache hero and already own a Nintendo Switch, you can still take advantage of the promotion and grab a digital download code from participating retail stores or retailer websites to redeem in Nintendo eShop for the same five Mario games for only $39.99 each.
Fans of Mario can check out the current promotions and deals on retail sites, or right here on Amazon.
Downloaded games from Nintendo eShop live directly on the Nintendo Switch system, so it’s ideal for gamers who want all their games in one place, as there’s no need to carry around game cards.
The five Mario games featured in the promotion, which all offer fun experiences that can be enjoyed together by the whole family, are:
Super Mario Party, which is a party game for up to four players. Players take the role of classic characters in a series of more than 80 fun new minigames.
Super Mario Odyssey, a massive globe-trotting 3D adventure for one to two players. Using his new ally Cappy to control objects, animals and enemies, Mario explores multiple creative Kingdoms to collect Power Moons.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the popular multiplayer high-speed racer. Race friends through colorful tracks using iconic characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and even Link from The Legend of Zelda series and the Inklings from Splatoon.
Mario Tennis Aces, which is a multiplayer sports game. Play locally or online with friends in fast-paced tennis matches across multiple modes.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, a multiplayer side-scrolling platformer with 164 creative and challenging levels.
The Nintendo Switch system + one Mario game promotion will be available in store and online at participating retailers, while the individual Mario game sale is exclusive to participating retailers that sell digital download codes.
In addition to the Nintendo Switch promotion, fans can also redeem their My Nintendo points for some cool rewards inspired by everyone’s superstar. To celebrate Mario’s big day, My Nintendo is offering a March calendar and Mario Day wallpapers.
To encourage folks to throw a Mario Day party of their own, Mario-themed invites and bingo cards are also available, as well as themed envelopes perfect for holding Nintendo eShop Cards. For more information about all the available My Nintendo rewards visit my.nintendo.com.
Now is also a great time to buy a Nintendo Switch. In addition to a current library of more than 1,000 games, Nintendo recently detailed many exclusive games and experiences coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019, including the first Yoshi game on Nintendo Switch, Yoshi’s Crafted World, on March 29th; Super Mario Maker 2 this June; and Fire Emblem: Three Houses on July 26th.