March is a special month for the geeks among us. Of course, May lays claim to(“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.
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.
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.
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.