The best Mario Day deals at Amazon, Walmart and more

March 10 is the unofficial holiday to celebrate all things Nintendo, and a variety of retailers are offering deals on first-party Nintendo titles and some of the best accessories for the Nintendo Switch. While neither the Switch Lite nor OLED models of the Nintendo Switch are currently discounted, both models are readily available for late adopters or anyone looking to upgrade from the classic Switch (in the case of the Switch OLED model) .

Games for Nintendo Switch go on sale fairly regularly, but it’s not often that we see substantial discounts on first-party titles, especially digital versions. The discounts on most of these titles even extend to their Nintendo eShop listings, which will remain on sale until March 13. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights, whether you’re a fan of tried-and-true platformers or co-op games that are sure to test your friendships.

Super Mario Odyssey

The key Mario title for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, does not disappoint. The latest installment in the Mario franchise brings lots of fun, new mechanics, and lots of charm. Perhaps the most interesting and widespread twist is Mario’s ability to possess just about anything in the gaming world, thanks to his new sidekick, Cappy. Inhabiting creatures and objects is not only hilarious, it also plays an important role in solving the Odysseymany challenges and puzzles.

Super Mario Odyssey is a game with a solid understanding of what the franchise has done well in the past and draws from it in interesting and unexpected ways. It’s an absolute must-have for Mario fans, platforms as a whole, or just about anyone who owns a Switch. Read our review.

Mario Kingdom Battle + Rabbids

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Whatever your opinion of Rabbids by Ubisoft, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an amazing turn-based strategy game that owes much of its success to games like XCOM and Fire emblem. Kingdom Battle brings the charming cast of Mario and Co. into an isometric strategy game with a surprising amount of challenge, even for veterans of the genre.

While the game certainly shares the aesthetic of other Mario titles, with its gold coins and Piranha plants, the similarities end there. While Kingdom Battle doesn’t share the same sprawling meta-strategy layer as its peers, there’s still plenty of depth and nuance to its tactical gameplay. This makes Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle a fun and surprising addition to the genre. Read our review.

Yoshi's craft world

Yoshi’s craft world is a wire-and-cardboard flavored platformer starring everyone’s favorite green dinosaur. It’s one of Nintendo’s most charming titles, with levels and characters made from everyday objects. Read our review.

Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party

mario party remains perhaps the best way to settle a dispute amicably – and Super Mario Party remains one of the most attractive and extensive mario party titles to date. The popular Switch game features four boards and a staggering collection of 80 minigames, making it worthwhile even with the release of Mario Party Superstars Last year.

For better or for worse, it is important to note that Super Mario Party uses the motion controls on the Joy-Con. While this provides the opportunity for some unique and clever mini-games, it also means that each player will need their own Joy-Con and wrist strap. Even with its flaws, however, it’s hard to deny the charm and nostalgia of Super Mario Partyeven amid occasional frustration. Read our review.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

If you love kart racing and you love Mario, there’s no better mix of the two than in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. It’s packed with courses and characters, and 48 new courses are set to launch through 2023 as paid DLC.

Luigi

A sequel to Luigi’s Mansion: Black Moon, Luigi’s mansion 3 has players controlling the titular character as he explores a haunted hotel in an effort to rescue his brother and his friends. Read our review.

Mario Kart Live: Home Track

It’s like Mario Kart, but for real. Mario Kart Live: Home Track lets you create your own tracks and zoom around your living room with miniature versions of characters from Mario Kart. Definitely one of the funniest ways to terrorize your pets. Read our review.

Games for Nintendo Switch are clearly the highlights of today’s sale, but you can also find plenty of deals on various accessories. If you’re looking to expand the storage capacity of your Switch, for example, there are a number of microSD cards on sale at SanDisk, including a 512GB model that’s currently discounted at Amazon to $64.99 ($34 reduction). You can also find a 512GB model from Lexar on sale at Amazon for $61.99, as opposed to its usual price of $94.99. If you can do with less storage, Lexar and SanDisk offer microSD cards with less storage, most of which are also on sale.

Lexar Play microSD card (512 GB)

This 512GB model of the Lexar Play strikes a solid balance between capacity, price, and performance. Lexar offers smaller and larger options depending on your budget, but in our experience, consolidating all your games onto a single card is the way to go.

All Nintendo Switch models come with built-in storage – 64GB for the OLED model and the vanilla Switch, and 32GB for the Switch Lite – but that space can disappear quickly if you plan to play mostly digital titles . The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildfor example, occupies a total space of 14.4 GB.

Taking your Switch on the go without a protective case is just asking for trouble. Luckily, a few stylish cases are currently on sale at Best Buy. Right now, you can pick up clamshell cases from RDS Industries that feature themes from Mario Kart and Super Mario Odyssey for just $9.99, down from their usual price of $19.99. There’s also an exclusive Mario-themed case available for sale at GameStop for $14.99 ($5 off).

RDS Industries Game Traveler Deluxe Case (Mario Kart)

This Mario Kart– The themed carrying case is compatible with all Nintendo Switch models and includes clamshell cases for eight Switch cartridges inside. The rugged screen cover can also be used to prop up your Switch.

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is arguably the best way to play Switch games on the big screen. And while the official Pro Controller isn’t currently discounted, PowerA’s Enhanced Wireless Controller for the Switch is currently discounted at Amazon and Best Buy. These controllers come in a variety of styles, some for as low as $34.99, a solid discount from their usual price of $54.99.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller

If you’re looking for a third-party alternative to Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller, the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller is one of your best options. It may not share the same build quality as its first-party counterpart, but it’s cheaper and includes remappable rear buttons. Another added benefit is the controller’s Bluetooth connectivity, which allows you to pair it with PCs and mobile devices.

PowerA’s controller is also available in a wide variety of eye-catching colors and designs. Some designs may vary in availability and price, but the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller is a great budget alternative to the Switch Pro Controller, especially if you plan to use it with other devices.

Everyone loves a good plaid pattern, right?
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If you want to show your allegiance to Mario and company, there are also discounts available on a host of fun Nintendo-themed clothing. Best Buy is offering a seven-pack of Super Mario-themed socks for $14.99, for example, which usually cost $24.99. GameStop has also discounted a wide variety of hoodies and t-shirts featuring the Mushroom Kingdom cast.

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