Several Mario Switch games are on sale for “Mar10 Day” this week

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Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a number of sales on Mario games for the Nintendo Switch. The deals come as part of Nintendo’s annual “Mario Day” event, which the video game company uses to celebrate its most beloved plumber, kart driver, golfer, boxing referee, typing instructor, prescription-drug supplier, and all-around mascot. The actual “holiday” arrives on Wednesday—March 10 = Mar10 = Mario, you see—but sales on various Switch games in the Mario universe are available throughout the week.

The event marks down several recommended games to $39, including the Switch essential Super Mario Odyssey, the digital board game Super Mario Party, the adorable adventure game Luigi’s Mansion 3, the course-creating toolset that is Super Mario Maker 2, the multiplayer-focused tennis-meets-fighting game Mario Tennis Aces, and the more traditional 2D platformer New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Other Switch games such as Yoshi’s Crafted World, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and Paper Mario: The Origami King happen to be discounted at certain retailers as well, though not all of those are part of Nintendo’s official sale. Regardless, the majority of these deals take around $10-15 off the usual street prices we’ve seen online.

The deals do not include popular titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or the most recent Mario release, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and they don’t represent the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for each game. Considering that some of the discounted games are 3-4 years old, we wish they were closer to these sale prices more regularly. But deep discounts on first-party Nintendo games have been infrequent since the Switch launched, so if you’ve been interested in any of the titles on sale, these offers still bring better value than we see most of the year. We’ll also note that, while Nintendo has discounted a few of these games on its own digital eShop, those who apply a digital code from an outside retailer can redeem more Gold points for future purchases at the eShop.

If your backlog of Switch games is already overflowing, our deals roundup also has sales on recommended USB-C chargers, board games, and indoor security cameras, the Apple Watch Series 6, and more. You can check out the full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • Super Mario Party (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $50).
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $55).
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch, digital) for $38.99 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $52).
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) for $38.88 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $48).
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $45).
  • Eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan & Tilt indoor security cam for $39.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon and use code: EUFY8844—normally $50).
  • RavPower RP-PC128 90W 2-port USB-C PD wall charger for $37.99 at RavPower (use code: FAST128—normally $50).
  • PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Sony DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5 for $59.99 at Woot (normally $70).
  • The Fox in the Forest card game for $7.12 at Amazon (clip $2.37 coupon—normally $12).
The many faces of Mario.
Enlarge / The many faces of Mario.
Collage by Aurich Lawson

Video game deals

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) for $38.88 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $48).
  • Super Mario Party (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $50).
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $55).
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch, digital) for $38.99 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $52).
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Switch, digital) for $38.99 at Amazon, GameStop, and Nintendo eShop (normally $41).
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $45).
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch, digital) for $38.88 at Walmart (normally $50).
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Switch) for $49.94 at Walmart (normally $60).
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) for $17.99 at GameStop (normally $23).
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch, used) for $39.99 at GameFly (normally $55).
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox) for $11.99 at GameStop (normally $25).
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Cross Gen Bundle (Xbox, PS5, digital) for $55.99 at Microsoft and PlayStation Store (normally $70).
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PC, digital) for $39.99 at Battle.net (normally $60).
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (PS5, Xbox) for $29.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $40).
  • Resident Evil 2 (PS4, Xbox) for $17.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $22).
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  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4, PS5, Xbox) for $34.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $45).
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PS4, PS5, Xbox) for $24.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $35).
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla + Watch Dogs: Legion (Xbox, digital) for $49.49 at Microsoft (normally $80).
  • Wasteland 3 (PS4, Xbox) for $19.99 at Amazon and GameStop (also on Xbox Game Pass—normally $35).
  • Death Stranding (PS4) for $19.99 at GameStop (normally $30).
  • Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) for $69.88 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $80).
  • Hitman 3 (PS5, Xbox) for $49.94 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $60).
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5, PS4, Xbox, Switch) for $29.99 at Amazon and Microsoft (normally $40).
  • Ratchet & Clank (PS4, digital) for free at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (PS4, digital) for $14.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $25).
  • Cuphead (PS4, digital) for $14.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • PS Plus only: The Witness (PS4, digital) for $7.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $40).
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4, digital) for $12.49 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • Loop Hero (PC, digital) for $12.74 at Steam and GOG (normally $15).
The DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5.
Enlarge / The DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5.

Gaming deals

  • Sony DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5 for $59.99 at Woot (normally $70).
  • PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart (normally $70).
  • The Fox in the Forest card game for $7.12 at Amazon (clip $2.37 coupon—normally $12).
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion board game for $37.93 at Amazon (normally $45).
  • Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (White) for Xbox Series and PC for $49.99 at Amazon and Microsoft (normally $60).
  • Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) controllers for Nintendo Switch for $69 at Amazon and Walmart (discount seen at checkout—normally $80).
  • $100 Xbox Gift Card for $90 at Newegg (use code: EMCETEB25—normally $100).
  • Razer Naga Pro MMO gaming mouse + Mouse Charging Dock Chroma for $149.99 at Amazon (normally $200).
  • Logitech G502 Hero wired gaming mouse for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $47).
  • Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse for $39.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $47).
  • Hori Split Pad Pro handheld controller for Nintendo Switch for $39.60 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Sony DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment for DualShock 4 controller for $19.96 at Amazon (not compatible with PS5 games—normally $30).
The 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro.
Enlarge / The 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro.
Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Pro (late 2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,199.99 at Amazon (normally $1,299).
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 laptop—Intel Core i5-1035G7, 13.5-inch 2256×1504, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $899.99 at Microsoft (normally $1,300).
  • Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet—MediaTek Helio P60T, 10.1-inch 1920×1200, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC for $249 at Best Buy (normally $299).
  • 32-inch LG 32UL500-W monitor—3840×2160, VA, 60Hz, FreeSync for $299.99 at Amazon (normally $330).
  • Crucial P5 (500GB) PCIe Gen 3 NVMe internal SSD for $61.99 at Amazon and Crucial (normally $72).
  • Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) PCIe 4.0 NVMe internal SSD for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $230).
  • WD My Book (4TB) external desktop hard drive for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
The Apple Watch Series 6.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 6.
Corey Gaskin

Electronics deals

  • Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) smartwatch for $379.99 at Amazon (normally $410).
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Soapstone) Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones for $299 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $365).
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (256GB) unlocked smartphone for $599 at OnePlus (use code: 8PRO100OFF—normally $850).
  • Logitech M585 wireless mouse for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $34).
  • Aukey EP-T32 true wireless sports earphones for $25.24 at Amazon (clip $13 coupon—normally $47).
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G (128GB) unlocked smartphone for $449 at Amazon and B&H (normally $485).
  • 75-inch Sony X750H (2020 model) 4K LED TV for $869 at Amazon (normally $1,040).
  • 75-inch TCL S535 (2020 model) 4K HDR QLED Roku TV for $999.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $1,180).
Bose's Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a solid option among premium wireless headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a solid option among premium wireless headphones.
Bose

Smart home device deals

  • Eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan & Tilt indoor security cam for $39.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon and use code: EUFY8844—normally $50).
  • Roborock S4 Max robot vacuum for $329.99 at Amazon (normally $430).
  • Roborock S6 Pure robot vacuum for $379.99 at Amazon (clip $140 coupon—normally $530).
  • Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub (2020) smart garage door opener for $26.98 at Amazon (normally $32).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS103 (2-pack) Wi-Fi smart outlet for $14.99 at Amazon (3-pack for $21—normally $18).
  • TP-Link Kasa KP303 Wi-Fi smart power strip for $26.99 at Amazon (normally $31).
  • TP-Link Kasa KP400 Wi-Fi smart outdoor plug for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $23).
RavPower's RP-PC128 (left) supplies 90W of power across two USB-C ports, making it capable of charging many laptops at full speed.
Enlarge / RavPower’s RP-PC128 (left) supplies 90W of power across two USB-C ports, making it capable of charging many laptops at full speed.
Jeff Dunn

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360 building kit for $47.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $60).
  • Fully Cora standing desk converter for $129 at Fully (normally $149).
  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15W wireless charger for iPhone 12 for $34 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $39).
  • Apple Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd gen) and iPad Air (4th gen) for $199 at Amazon (normally $289).
  • Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd/4th gen) for $249.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $330).
  • Apple Smart Folio (White) case for 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th gen) for $39 at Amazon (normally $79).
  • RavPower RP-PC128 90W 2-port USB-C PD wall charger for $37.99 at RavPower (use code: FAST128—normally $50).
  • Prime only: Nekteck PD 45W Type-C Car Charger 2-port USB-C PD car charger for $17.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • SanDisk Ultra (200GB) UHS-I microSDXC card for $22.49 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • Logitech Slim Folio keyboard case for iPad (8th/7th gen) for $84.99 at Amazon (normally $97).
  • LapGear Sidekick lap desk with phone holder for $14.99 at Amazon (fits up to 15.6-inch laptops—normally $20).

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