In the 40 years since his first appearance, Mario has earned his spot in the pantheon of video game icons. From simple side-scrollers on the NES, to fast-paced fighters on the advanced Switch OLED, the character spans generations and genres.
To honor the legendary character, Nintendo has dubbed March 10 "MAR10 Day," and tons of major retailers are getting in on the celebration. That means that you can find great deals on Mario products, including games, collectibles, Switch accessories and more -- available today only. Below, you can find our roundup of some of the best Mario Day offers out there so you don't miss out on any of these great sales.
If you have a Switch, this unique RC car-meets-AR racing game can turn your home into a high-octane race track. You play with a real-life rechargeable Mario Kart, controlled from your Switch, which has a camera mounted on the back. Set up cardboard gates around your home to build a custom AR track. All you need is at least 10 square feet of free space. Your Kart will react in real time as you hit speed boosts and obstacles for a totally immersive experience.
There's a lot to love about the Nintendo Switch, but using the tiny Joy-Con controllers isn't a joyful experience for everyone. If you prefer a more classic controller feel, you can grab this enhanced PowerA Switch Controller for $20 off. It features the same button layout as the Joy-Cons and is totally wireless. It's powered by two AA batteries, which provide roughly 30 hours of playtime, rather than a rechargeable battery pack like most wireless controllers. So while you will have to occasionally swap the batteries out, that also means you can instantly pop in fresh ones when it dies and get back to gaming with no waiting around for it to recharge.
This Mario Bros. collector's box is a must-have for any die-hard Nintendo fan. It's packed with cool, one-of-a-kind collectibles, including a power-up pin set and a plush Bullet Bill throw pillow. Plus, you get a unique 8-bit Mario figurine and NES cartridge stand that would go great with any gaming setup.
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