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The Best Mario Day Deals on Nintendo Games and Consoles

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 17: We added a few new deals and updated pricing and availability throughout. Most deals are scheduled to end on March 20. 

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Console DealsNintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle for $300

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 Deluxe, or 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.  

Game Deals

Most games below are right around the same solid price with a $20 discount. We've got more picks in our guides to the Best Nintendo Switch Games and the Best Couch Co-Op Games

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) for $37 ($23 off)WalmartBest Buy

This title made our list of the Best Nintendo Switch Games. You'll hunt for moons to propel your ship with the help of Cappy, Mario’s sentient hat. Read our full review here

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) for $50 ($10 off)AmazonTargetWalmartBest Buy

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.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) for $40 ($20 off)AmazonWalmartBest Buy

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

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo Switch) for $40 ($20 off)AmazonWalmart

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.

Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo Switch) for $40 ($20 off)AmazonWalmart

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. 

Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo Switch) for $50 ($10 off)AmazonTargetWalmartBest Buy

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. 

Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo Switch) for $40 ($20 off)AmazonWalmart ($50)Best Buy ($50)

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. 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) for $40 ($20 off)AmazonWalmart ($50)Best Buy ($50)

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. 

Yoshi's Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) for $40 ($20 off) Amazon ($50)WalmartBest Buy ($53)

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. 

Accessory Deals 

Be sure to check out our guide to the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for additional recommendations. 

SanDisk 128 GB High-Speed MicroSD Card for $15 ($5 off)

Most microSD cards will work fine for the Nintendo Switch, but this model is our favorite. We prefer higher capacities when possible, but the 256-gigabyte version is no longer on sale. 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 a long time. 

Bionik Power Commuter Bag for $55 ($15 off)

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. 

Nimble Champ Pro Portable Charger for $93 ($32 off)

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.

Logitech G333 In-Ear Gaming Monitors for $20 ($28 off)

The price on these varies by color, but they usually sell for between $30 and $48. In our guide, we said that these sound better than you'd expect. The cable is tangle-resistant and the voice quality is solid in supported games, too.  

Logitech G435 Over-Ear Gaming Headset for $30 ($50 off)AmazonWalmartBest Buy

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. 

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless Gaming Headset for $139 ($30 off)

We've seen this fall a bit lower in price before, but $139 is still a good deal for the SteelSeries Arctis 7+ (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It's easy to use, comfortable to wear, and has solid sound quality. This is the best option for Nintendo Switch gamers seeking wireless audio. 

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 Gaming Headset for $45 ($15 off)

This headset works with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and it has an optional Bluetooth connection. That means you can pair it with your phone for voice chat as well as your Nintendo Switch headphone jack for audio. Nintendo's app-only voice chat interface is a bit clunky, but this headset bridges the gap without too much fuss. 

HyperX Chargeplay Quad Joy-Con Charging Station for $15 ($10 off)

We have yet to see a better discount for this charging station, which can keep spare Joy-Cons topped up. No more switching controllers onto your console to keep them alive. It doubles as a storage caddy of sorts, too. 

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