Mar10 Day is arrived, and to honor everyone’s favorite mustachioed plumber in video games, Nintendo is selling a Switch for $300 with a free Mario game included. The Super Mario Choose One package includes a full game download of either Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in addition to the Switch console, Switch dock, and Joy Cons in Mario Red. Today saw the launch of the promotion at Nintendo, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.
Nintendo’s wildly famous gaming system doesn’t frequently go on sale, and while this isn’t a discount on the hardware itself, the free game included means you’ll save up to $60 – provided you were considering purchasing one of the featured titles. Also, you’ll receive stickers for the upcoming film The Super Mario Bros., which will star Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and Jack Black as Bowser.
Nintendo and Amazon started discounting a few Mario games earlier this week in anticipation of Mario Day, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for 35% off, Super Mario Odyssey for 33% off, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope for 50% off.
You might want to bring home the augmented reality set Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit if you appreciate the notion of mixing real-world RC cars with Mario Kart gameplay. Since you only get one car with each set and the price has dropped from $100 to $60, this would be a good opportunity to get two for better competition at home. Please keep in mind that the aforementioned games’ discounts are scheduled to end after March 11th, so if one of them is on your list, you might want to get it right away.
Some Switch game sales will last longer, with prices remaining low through March 23rd. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Party Superstars, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 are all on sale from Nintendo and Amazon.