March 10 is Mario Day, and of all the made-up shopping holidays, this one is actually worth celebrating. From special console bundles to discounts on games featuring beloved characters from the Mario universe, these limited-time deals will be sure to have you yelling “Wahoo!” (Just don’t jump into any mysterious pipes.)
Updated March 10: We added new accessory deals.
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In honor of everyone’s favorite plumber, Nintendo is releasing this new bundle with special red Joy-Con controllers, plus a digital download of your choice. Choose between Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxeor Super Mario Odyssey. Two of those titles made our list of the Best Nintendo Switch Games.
You might want to pick up a microSD card to ensure you don’t run out of storage space, because this bundle doesn’t include one. This is a solid option at a discount (and it even features Toad). Here are more of the Best Portable Storage Drives.
Another WIRED favorite, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is fun for players new and old. You can whip red shells and banana peels at up to seven opponents. It goes on sale relatively frequently, but this is a solid deal on the physical version of the game. The latest Booster Course Pass DLC just launched as well for $25.
There are nearly 200 levels to beat in this platformer. You can play solo or invite up to three friends. This is one of our favorite couch co-op games.
Another highlight from our list of the Best Nintendo Switch Games, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury combines elements from both 2D and 3D games. The controls are simple, and the game is a blast. Mario even has his own catsuit.
What could be more fun than beating your friends in minigames as you race to get the most stars? Doing it on new levels with fresh RNG elements. Up to four people can play at once locally. Online play is offered too.
You’ve probably seen the viral videos of the super-hard levels created by the Super Mario Maker 2 community. If you’re up for a challenge, this game definitely offers one. But if dodging fireballs and perfectly timing your jumps isn’t necessarily your idea of a good time, there are over 100 story mode courses to beat.
This game features seven courses. There’s a Story mode, a Speed mode, and a Battle mode. Depending on which mode you go for, you can play solo, with one other person, or with three other people. If you liked previous installments of mario golfyou’ll probably like this one.
This classic puzzler is a blast on Nintendo Switch. We think it’s one of the Best Nintendo Switch Games. You can play solo or with another person locally, or gather up to eight people to play online. Use your special ghost-sucker-upper (aka vacuum) to banish baddies across a haunted hotel.
This rereleased game still holds up for longtime Donkey Kong fans as well as newcomers. If you’re up for a challenge, this puzzler won’t disappoint, but there’s also a family-friendly Funky Mode that won’t frustrate your kiddos.
This cozy platformer is like a puzzle-solving treasure hunt. You can beat stages alone or hand the controller to your couchmate for two-player co-op. I especially like Mellow Mode, which makes gameplay just a bit easier and more relaxing.
Released in October 2022, the latest installment of the Mario + Rabbids franchise has received positive reviews across the net. We liked the previous version a lot. Reviews say this sequel improves on many aspects, adding boss battles and unique encounters.
Be sure to check out our guide to the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for additional recommendations.
Most microSD cards will work fine for the Nintendo Switch, but this model is our favorite. The Nintendo Switch has lots of digital games available—and those tend to be the titles with the best discounts, too. You want to make sure you have enough space! A card this size should last years. You can also opt for the 128 GB version for about $10 less, but at these prices you may as well just go with the beefier version.
This price matches the lowest we’ve shared for this bag, which is one of the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories you can grab—especially if you travel a lot. The carrying case comes with a portable battery pack so your console will stay protected and topped up. The included charging brick can charge a Nintendo Switch twice.
The Nimble Champ is one of our favorite Nintendo Switch accessories as well as the Best Portable Charger. This model has a 20,000 mAh capacity, so it can top off a Nintendo Switch fully at least four times on a single charge. It’ll do it as fast as possible, too.
The price on these varies by color, but they usually sell for between $30 and $48. In our guidewe said that these sound better than you’d expect. The cable is tangle-resistant and the voice quality is solid in supported games, too.
We haven’t tested this headset yet, but this deal matches the best price we’ve ever tracked for this popular and generally well-reviewed headset. It comes in several colors and has support for voice chat on the Nintendo Switch. We like Logitech’s products—our lists of the Best Wired and Best Wireless Headsets feature several models from the brand, so the G435 is a safe bet.