The best early Mario Day deals right now: Nintendo Switch bundle, PowerA Wireless Controllers and Switch games


March is a special month for the geeks among us. Of course, May lays claim to Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you”), but the third month of the year gets two special days: both Pi Day (3.14) and Mario Day (Mar10). In the last couple of years, Mario Day has evolved from a charming unofficial celebration of the Mushroom Kingdom’s official plumber into a day when you can expect lots of deals, sort of like a Black Friday that’s just for Nintendo.

Mario Day isn’t until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped Walmart and Best Buy from rolling out a few early deals. We’ve rounded up the coolest deals we could find. And be sure to check back on March 10, when we’ll have a few new sales to celebrate as well.

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Walmart

Sometimes you need to savor the little victories. Walmart has bundled the Nintendo Switch Console — the new version with extended battery life — with PowerA’s wired controller and is offering the duo for $18 off the list price. 

Update: This deal went out of stock more or less instantly, but it’s back in stock once again, albeit at a higher price than the original deal. 

Read CNET’s review of the Nintendo Switch.

Sega

It’s hard not to love this cross-over sports entry, packed with tons of great minigames. Rather than getting by on personality, this game has nearly three dozen events, 10 bonus minigames, and a story mode and online multiplayer modes. Regularly $60, you can get it during the Mario Day celebration for 35% off.

Read GameSpot’s review of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

PowerA

Need a simple, soft-shell case for your Switch? Take advantage of Mario Day to save 33% on a PowerA case with a cool 8-bit Mario design. You get a zippered case with slots for five games. But the package also includes a couple of bonus items: You get a screen protector with applicator and microfiber cleaning cloth.


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