MAR10 Day is approaching, and Nintendo is commemorating the occasion with a game sale for select Nintendo Switch games. Mario Day, or MAR10 Day, has been known among Nintendo fans, and The Big N has commemorated it with a variety of discounts and events over the years. This year is no exception, as Nintendo has discounted a number of Mario games for a limited time.
The Nintendo Switch’s popularity is undeniable at this stage. With the exception of the Wii in 2008, the Switch saw the greatest year of any console ever in 2020. Mario was a huge part of that, and now Nintendo is hoping to capitalize on that by offering discounts on some of the most popular Mario games.
While the games discounted for MAR10 this year may not be among the most successful Mario games on the Nintendo Switch, there are still some highly rated and fan-favorite titles. There’s a good mix of single and multiplayer titles.
The promotions are only available on the Nintendo eShop until March 13 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, and Game Stop will also sell the games at a reduced price. The following is the complete list of discounted titles, with prices taken from the Nintendo eShop:
- Super Mario Party for $38.99 from $59.99
- Super Mario Maker 2 for $38.99 from $59.99
- Mario Tennis Aces for $38.99 from $59.99
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 for $38.99 from $59.99
The discounted games this year might not be as well-known as the discounted MAR10 day games from last year. Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe were all heavily discounted last year, but they aren’t on the list this time around, at least not yet. It’s surprising that Super Mario Odyssey, for example, hasn’t been mentioned. Maybe the game will ultimately be discounted in the eShop on March 10th, but it hasn’t been mentioned yet.
With games like the well-received Super Mario 3D All-Stars – which is about to be removed from shelves entirely since being published after last year’s MAR10 Day – one would imagine the Mario title to have gotten a discount as well. Meanwhile, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was just released last month, so it may be too early to discount the platform adventure.