12 Best Mario Day Deals on Nintendo Games and Consoles (2023)

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.)

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Console Deals

Nintendo Switch box

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This bundle includes a Nintendo Switch console 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 Fireball screenshot

Super Mario Odyssey.

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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

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

screenshot of Mario 3D World of character shooting flames while Mario swims

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. 

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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 Golf, you’ll probably like this one.

Luigi shining a bright light with a ghost dog Polterpup

Luigi’s Mansion 3.

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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.


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