Wii U and 3DS eShops are about to close forever – Go download Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, more at up to 92% off

As we reported just over a year ago, Nintendo will sadly be shutting down the Wii U and 3DS eShop for good very soon. This will leave a massive collection of games in limbo for folks that don’t scoop them up before Monday – a sad and inevitable eventuality for some digital media. You’d better grab the titles you want soon because the clock is ticking, and there’s no telling if some of these titles will ever be seen again in an official (or legal) manner. 

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Score a Nintendo Switch OLED console at $298 Prime shipped (Open box, Reg. $350)

Update: The standard model Switch console is on sale in open-box condition today at Woot with the neon red and blue Joy-Con at $246.99 shipped (Reg. $300 new). 

Woot is now offering offering Nintendo Switch OLED Model consoles at $297.88 with free shipping for Prime members. A $6 delivery fee will apply otherwise. Regularly $350 and currently fetching nearly as much at Amazon and elsewhere, today’s deal is the best price we can find on a new condition machine. Just note, while not refurbished this is an open-box model with a 30-day Woot warranty (details below). While we did see deals on the OLED model ahead of the holidays last year, alongside a couple notable offers in 2023, straight up price drops still don’t really come around all that often and this is one of the best. So if you’re still looking to lock one of Nintendo’s latest home consoles in, now’s a solid chance to do so. Get a full rundown of what to expect in our hands-on review and more details below. 

Official Super Mario Bros. Movie action figure and collectible deals arrive from $13, more

New lows From $13

The Super Mario Bros. Movie toy deals have arrived! Nintendo’s Mario movie releases next month and the playsets that launched in mid-February are now seeing some solid price drops. Alongside some of the actual action figures below, Amazon is now offering the The Super Mario Bros. Movie Van Playset with 1.25-inch Mini Mario Figure for $13.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. This one is also matched at Target with additional shipping fees, but RedCard holders can score it for $13.29 shipped. Regularly $20, this is at least 30% off the going rate, delivering both the first price drop and a new all-time low. This is the Mario Bros. plumbing van straight from the movie with spinning wheels, but there’s more to it than that. You can essentially unfold the van itself to reveal a 1.25-inch Mario figure and some small scale elements from the film including an “underground sewer pipe, Mushroom Kingdom details, and the Dark lands.” Head below for more Super Mario Bros. Movie toy deals. 

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Nintendo adds Kirby’s Dream Land 2, BurgerTime, more to base tier Switch Online library

New Game Boy Switch Online titles have arrived. After finally introducing the Game Boy and Game Boy Advanced libraries to its Switch Online membership during the last full-on Nintendo Direct event (not the Super Mario Bros. movie event from last week), Nintendo has now already added some new titles to the mix. Earlier this month it brought 2002’s Metroid Fusion to the Game Boy Advanced lineup, and now it’s time for some upgrades to the base Game Boy library, alongside a couple new titles for the Super NES and NES collections. Head below for more details on the new Game Boy Switch Online titles and more. 

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Heads up Switch Lite users, Nintendo’s official Flip Case just hit a new low at $27 (Reg. $40)

For all of you Switch Lite users there, we have spotted a rare deal and the best Amazon price ever on one of Nintendo’s official cases. Regularly $40 and still fetching as much directly from Nintendo, Amazon is now selling the official Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen Protector for $26.73 shipped. This is about $4 under the previous deal price and the lowest we have ever tracked at Amazon. The set includes a Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Case and a screen cover “that helps to protect the LCD screen from scratches and dirt.” A particularly slim-line case with divots to house the thumbsticks, it is also one of the thinner and more sleek options out there. ”Whether you’re getting your hands dirty constructing courses in Super Mario Maker 2 or slithering through grimy grates with Gooigi in Luigi’s Mansion 3, you can rest assured your screen will stay clean.” More details below. 

Mario Day 2023: Switch game deals, console bundle, collectibles, LEGO, and more

Mario Day Now Live!

Update: Our MAR10 roundup below has now been updated with all of the best Mario Day deals. You can expect even more to be coming down the pipeline in the coming hours but as of right now all of the Switch game price drops are live alongside this year’s console bundle and more. We have also now added some licensed Switch cases and controllers from PDP and PowerA alongside this year’s collection LEGO building kit deals. Everything is waiting down below and be sure to check back throughout the day for more of the best Mario Day 2023 deals.

Mario Day 2023, or as it is affectionately known MAR10, has officially arrived! Mario day lands on March 10 every year and marks Nintendo’s annual celebration of its world-famous mustached hero. This year’s celebration includes everything from various in-person activities throughout the month of March to some fantastic deals on a wide range of first-party Nintendo games, a two-part eShop sale, a special Nintendo Switch console bundle, and more. But that’s just on the official Nintendo side of things, we are also expecting (and already seeing) plenty of third-party Mario Day deals on LEGO kits, Switch accessories, and collectibles as well. Head below to find all of the most notable Mario Day 2023 deals as they come in across the next 24 hours.  

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Official Mario Day Switch console bundle with FREE game and sticker pack now live from $299

Now live! $300

The official Mario Day Switch console bundle was announced last week and is scheduled to go live today. This year’s hardware bundle is officially known as the Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle and will go live at various retailers today for $300 shipped. It includes the all-red Joy-Con controllers alongside your choice of one free Mario game download (Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe) as well as a sticker pack from the upcoming Super Mario Bros Movie. This, unfortunately, is not the newer OLED model console, but rather the latest-generation standard model, but is also a more affordable proposition for folks still looking to grab a console because of it. Head below for more details. 

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Let’s a go! Nintendo set to debut the final Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer right now

The new Mario movie trailer is set to debut any minute now as part of the latest Nintendo Direct. Now, on the eve of Mario Day 2023, Nintendo is set to broadcast a special Direct presentation focused entirely on the Mario movie and what appears to be the final official trailer before it hits theaters next month. We caught our first glimpse of the highly-anticipated film back on October of last year, followed be a slew of shorter clips and trailers thereafter, and that all culminates in today’s presentation set to go live at 5 p.m. ET today. Head below to follow along with today’s Nintendo Direct to see the new Mario movie footage. 

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Early Mario Day 2023 Switch game deals start today! Mario Bros. U, Mario Kart 8, Party Superstars, much more

Update 3/10: The Mario Day 2023 deals have officially begun and you will find everything waiting in our Mario day hub right here.

Mario Day game deals are scheduled to start going live today! While MAR10 proper won’t start until later this week on Friday, physical game deals in celebration of the mustached hero should be kicking off today. Last week, Nintendo unleashed an official press release for the 2023 Mario Day festivities, detailing loads of price drops, a Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One console bundle, an eShop sale, and a series of activities running all month long. While the console bundle isn’t scheduled to go live until later this week, we should be seeing some big-time physical Switch game deals hit today (if they aren’t already) and quite possibly the Mario Kart Live Home Circuit kits. Head below for more details.

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Metroid Fusion set to land in new Game Boy Advance Switch Online library next week

Just ahead of Mario Day 2023, Nintendo has announced Metroid Fusion will be the first addition to the new Game Boy Advanced Nintendo Switch Online library. As part of the first Nintendo Direct showcase of the year – there’s another one hitting next week just for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie – Nintendo dished up the latest footage on the highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (here’s how to score a deal on your pre-order), but it also announced the long-awaited arrival of Game Boy titles to its online library. And now, not even a month later, the first new title to hit the collection has been announced as Metroid Fusion is slated to land on March 9, 2023. Head below for more details. 

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Nintendo details upcoming Mario Day 2023 festivities: New Choose One Switch bundle, game deals, much more!

We now have the official details for the annual MAR10 Mario Day celebrations. Every year on March 10, Nintendo celebrates its most famous character with sales on games, special activities, console bundles, and 2023 is no exception. Last year’s event delivered on some serious Switch game deals (Mario titles and otherwise), Mario Kart Home Circuit, a range of third-party gaming accessories, toys, and LEGO kits, just for starters and Nintendo has now taken to its official site to announce what folks can expect this year. Head below for more details. 

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Score a refurb Nintendo Switch OLED at $300 for Zelda TotK, Kirby Dreamland, more (Orig. $349)

Reg. $349 $300

This has been a busy month for Nintendo, as the company spent February showing off plenty of upcoming reveals and even more gameplay footage for its latest releases. Now Woot is helping you get in on the action of its latest console, offering a rare chance to save on the latest Switch OLED for those who don’t mind going the refurbished route. Dropping own to $299.99 with free shipping for Prime members, you’ll have to pay a $6 delivery fee in any other case to get this delivered to your front door. Marking the first refurbished price cut from its usual $350 going rate of the year, you’re looking at a chance to bring home the latest hybrid console ahead of the release of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and all of the other upcoming games to look forward to. 

It’s $49 off and $20 below our previous new condition discount, too. While you can get a full rundown of what to expect in our hands-on review, the new OLED Switch lives up to its name with an improved screen that makes for more immersive handheld gaming, as well as upgraded speakers, too. There’s still the same hybrid action thanks to a refresh docking station that lets you play all of Nintendo’s most recent games on the big screen, too. Includes a 30-day warranty, too. Head below for more.

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The ‘final’ trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie is on the way! Details here…

The next Mario movie footage is on the way. After featuring its first major Direct event of the year earlier this month with the latest Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer and Game Boy titles for Switch Online, Nintendo has now scheduled the next showing for its highly-anticipated upcoming Mario movie. The film is set to hit the big-screen in just a few month’s time now, and it looks like the final major trailer is headed our way shortly. Hit the jump for more details. 

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Return to Dream Land with Kirby next week: Pre-order deals, freebies, new footage, more

Reg. $60 From $49

It’s now time to look at some Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe pre-order deals and more. After first being unveiled back during September’s Nintendo Direct and then shown off again during last week’s event, we are now just over a week away from the release of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe. An enhanced remake of the original 2011 Wii title, folks will be returning to Dream Land with the titular character starting next Friday, but we are already tracking some notable pre-order deals, the now live FREE demo, a brand new trailer, and more. Head below for a closer look and how to score the new Kirby remake at well below MSRP right now. 

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How to score a deal on Zelda Tears of the Kingdom pre-orders (Up to $30 in savings)

$30 off Pre-order

Late yesterday afternoon, Nintendo hosted its first major Direct presentation of the year and we are already tracking some notable Zelda Tears of the Kingdom pre-order deals. Alongside the launch of Game Boy titles on Switch Online, the world premiere of Pikmin 4 gameplay and much more, Nintendo showed off the latest trailer and gameplay footage for what could arguably be the biggest release in Switch history with Tears of the Kingdom. As official physical pre-order listings begin to go live at various retailers, we have also spotted a notable way to actually land the new Zelda game at a discount from official, trusted channels. Head below for more details. 

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Game Boy titles now live for Switch Online members: Zelda, Mario, Metroid II, more

Game Boy Switch Online games are now officially a thing. As part of today’s exciting Nintendo Direct presentation, where we got a brand new trailer for The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo officially added Game Boy and Game Boy Advanced titles to its Switch Online library. While much of the collection is already available now, some of it is also locked behind the Expansion pack membership. Head below for more details and the games now live on the service.

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First major Nintendo Direct of the year starts now! Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and much more

Well, the day has finally arrived and the first major Nintendo Direct of 2023 is just minutes away from beginning. After rumors suggested we would be seeing the first Nintendo Direct of the year this week, it was officially confirmed yesterday morning when Nintendo took to its Twitter feed to announce today’s 5 p.m. ET start time. The show is about to start in just a few minutes from now so get ready and follow along down below. 

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Get ready folks, the next major Nintendo Direct showcase kicks off tomorrow afternoon

Rumors have been surfacing all over the net about the next Nintendo Direct and details have now officially been confirmed! Most supposed leaks pointed at the next Nintendo Direct hitting sometime this week and we now officially know it is. Nintendo has taken to its official Twitter feed to announce its next online Switch game showcase and we are now just over 24 hours away. Head below for more details. 

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Score deals on pre-orders and new Switch games with these official Nintendo vouchers

$20 off $100

Every day of the week, we track the best deals on Nintendo Switch titles, be it from the eShop, Amazon, or elsewhere. But as any avid Switch gamer will know, price drops on brand new titles are hard to come by, to say the least. We sometimes see early pre-order deals from smaller third-party retailers on select titles and even some early $5 price drops on major releases in the first month or so, but even those discounts are rare at best. This is where the official Switch Online Nintendo vouchers come into play, effectively giving gamers who just don’t want to wait months for a solid price drop on new releases (and even select pre-orders) a chance to land a nice deal. Head below for a closer look and more details.

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New Mario Bros. Movie trailer features Rogen’s Donkey Kong, Mario’s catsuit, and more

Update: Nintendo and animation studio Illumination have now released a new Super Mario Bros. Plumbing Commercial, to promote the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. In some ways a throw back to that old school live action Mario movie, you can check it out below if you haven’t yet and be sure to visit the smbplumbing.com  for a closer look at the fictional plumbing business. 

Update: Nintendo just released a new official movie poster for the upcoming film. Check it out down below.

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get even more excited for the new Super Mario Bros. movie set to hit the silver screen this April. The movie is set to tell what appears to be an origin story of sorts for the titular plumbers while giving longtime fans a heavy dose of nostalgia and touching on several of Mario’s adventures over the years – Mario Kart, Odyssey, elements of Mario Galaxy, and much more. Last we heard from the film was the brief snippet that debuted during The Game Awards in December, but a new brief trailer has now been released. Head below for a closer look and more details.

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GoldenEye 007 for Switch Online and Xbox Game Pass officially releases this week!

Update: Rare has now revealed that GoldenEye 007 is also landing on Xbox Game Pass the same day as Switch Online, January 27, 2023. Details are down below.  

We now have an official release date for GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo Switch Online. Back in September of last year, Nintendo started the hype train after announcing the beloved and iconic James Bond FPS from the N64 days would be making a triumphant return on its Switch Online platform. Shortly thereafter, Rare (the game’s original developer) announced it would also be making its way to the Xbox online service, but there were no release dates in sight at the time. All of that changes this morning. 

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Wahoo! This epic new official Mario Kart statue with LED base is a must-see – pre-order at $10 off

Any fan of the Mushroom Kingdom will want to at least take a look at this new Mario Kart collectible from F4F. First 4 Figures – maker of officially-licensed Nintendo gear and other collectibles – has now launched the early bird phase of its new Mario Kart – Mario PVC Statue for Nintendo collectors. Not unlike the brand’s epic Hylian Shield statue from Zelda Breath of the Wild that launched back in late December 2021, its latest Nintendo statue is directly inspired by the beloved classic Nintendo kart racer that debuted back in 1992. Best of all, you can lock one in now for the next month or so at $10 off the going rate. Head below for a closer look and more details. 

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Nintendo adds Golden Axe II, Alien Storm, Virtua Fighter, more to SEGA Switch Online library

Nintendo took to its official Twitter feed late yesterday evening to announce the next batch of new SEGA Switch Online titles. In its efforts to continually bring additional value to the more expensive Expansion Pass Switch Online library that delivers both N64 and Genesis titles on-demand to subscribers (alongside other perks like the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe booster courses that were just expanded), some notable new Genesis classics have arrived. Head below for a closer look. 

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Nintendo launches new holiday game sales from $2: Mario, LEGO, Pokémon, more up to 75% off

75% off From $2

We are now tracking a number of new Nintendo holiday game sales via the eShop to join the rest of the ongoing physical game deals. You still have time to land some physical Switch titles under the tree but Nintendo has also launched a series of collections of digital game sales via the eShop to load up your library ahead of the holidays. Some folks will have some time over the next few weeks and now’s a great time to shore up your Switch playlist with some new titles, first-party Mario titles, classic remakes from Square Enix, iconic Star Wars titles, and much more. The deals start from $2 and you’ll find everything waiting down below.

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Official Nintendo holiday accessory sale: Up to 30% off Mushroom Kingdom gifts from $5

30% off From $5

Nintendo holiday deals continue with its official gift sale. While the big holiday eShop game sale has come and gone now, the official Nintendo Store is running a wide-ranging merchandise event featuring everything from PowerA controllers and hardware accessories to plushies from the Mushroom Kingdom, Switch console carriers, and much more. This is a great way to land a Nintendo fan on your list a sweet gift that won’t break the bank and will fit right in with their growing collection of merchandise and accessories. Head below for a closer look. 

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Today’s best game deals: Fire Emblem Three Hopes, Kirby, Splatoon 3, Metroid Dread, more

Reg. $60 $28

Today’s Cyber Week game deals continue with notable price drops on Nintendo switch games as well as a host of Xbox and PlayStation titles. Amazon is now offering Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes for Nintendo Switch for $27.99 shipped. Regularly $60, this is the latest entry in the series now sitting at a new Amazon all-time low. This deal is also undercutting the $30 Amazon price drop we tracked for Black Friday. Players command Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude in “epic real-time battles” across three distinct storylines, each with a different ending “from the point of view of a new protagonist, Shez.” While you don’t actually need to have played the older titles, Three Hopes includes some of the series’ staple mechanics “like the weapons triangle, character classes, crests, and battalions to tailor your strategy.” Head below for more of today’s best console game deals.

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Next official Super Mario Bros. movie trailer debuts today

Update 8/12/22: Nintendo debuted another new look at the upcoming film during the 2022 Game Awards…and you can check it down below if you missed it (scroll to bottom of this post).

The world premiere for the next Mario movie trailer is scheduled to go live later today. Nintendo took to its official Twitter feed yesterday evening during the Cyber Monday festivities with the announcement, with a new Nintendo Direct presentation set for broadcast later this afternoon at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. After unveiling the cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie back in late 2021, Nintendo gave us our very first look at the upcoming film adaption of the Mushroom Kingdom just last month with a compelling debut trailer that frankly had me impressed almost immediately. And we are set for another good look today with the next Mario movie trailer before the day is out. Head below for more details. 

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Black Friday game deals: Splatoon 3 $45, Mario Odyssey, Kirby Forgotten Land, more

Reg. $60 $45

The Black Friday Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox game deals are now in full swing. Amazon is now offering the best price ever on Splatoon 3 for Nintendo Switch at $44.99 shipped. Regularly $60, this is $15 or 25% off the going rate, a new Amazon all-time low, and the best price we can find. While we have seen notable deals on the EU version at under $50, this offer marks the first chance we have tracked to score the North American version for a price this low. Nintendo’s latest addition to its squid shooter franchise delivers all-new gameplay modes, weapons, and a breadth of new areas to explore after being critically praised at launch. We are huge fans of the matching Nintendo Switch OLED console bundle (full review here), but if you didn’t get a chance to score one of those you can at least bring home the game to enjoy on any other Switch consoles – the Black Friday price drops on those are right here – with the best deal yet. Be sure to score the Black Friday Nintendo Switch console bundle while it’s in-stock and you’ll find the rest of the Black Friday Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox game deals.

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Early Black Friday game deals: Super Mario Bros. U, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Madden NFL 23, more

Reg. $60 $42

The Early Black Friday Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox game deals are now in full swing, many of which are already sitting at the lowest advertised prices. Nintendo kicked off its official Black Friday eShop sale yesterday with up to 50% in savings to sit alongside the now live physical game deals. And now, we are starting to see those prices matched at Amazon for physical copies to sit in your growing Switch library. Luigi’s Mansion 3, for example, is now live at $41.99 shipped on Amazon in physical form, much like New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at $41.99. Both titles are regularly $60, only ever see quite selective price drops, and are must-haves for any good Switch library. The Black Friday Nintendo Switch console bundle is now live and you’ll find the rest of the early Black Friday Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox game deals.

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Nintendo Black Friday Switch game deals now live! Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, much more

Now Live! From $20

After seeing official holiday pricing go live on the advertised console bundle and Mario Kart Live, the Nintendo Switch Black Friday game deals are now ready to go. Coming courtesy of Amazon, GameStop, Target, and Walmart (the Walmart deals will be live later today), we are now tracking much of the titles Nintendo teased in its Black Friday preview now marked down alongside a number of others. While these prices might get a touch lower in fleeting sales throughout the week, some of the best deals of the year are now live (or will be sometime today) and waiting for you below. Hit the jump for a look at the Nintendo Switch Black Friday game deals and stay locked to our Twitter feed today for more updates. 

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Nintendo Direct Indie World showcase: 25 mins. of new Switch games

The next Nintendo Direct showcase starts now with the latest Indie World presentation. Following September’s exciting prime time event where we finally got the official name for the upcoming Zelda title, news of GoldenEye heading to the Switch Online library, confirmation of Pikmin 4, and more, today we are in for 25 straight minutes of upcoming indie titles landing on Switch throughout the rest of the year and beyond. Head below to follow along with today’s Indie World Nintendo Direct showcase. 

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Nintendo details upcoming Black Friday deals: Switch bundle, first-party games, and more

Nintendo Black Friday deals are inbound and we now have details on what to expect. Nintendo has now outlined its 2022 Black Friday deals ranging from special bundle offers alongside a host of first- and third-party titles seeing notable price drops. While the deals aren’t going to be all that surprising to folks who have shopped the Nintendo holiday deals in year’s past, we at least have a good idea of when everything we will kick off and the bulk of what will be on sale in a couple weeks time now. Head below for all of the details on this 2022 Nintendo Black Friday deals. 

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Casio unveils new retro-style Super Mario Bros. G-Shock watch set for release next week

Casio is unveiling its new Mario G-Shock watch today. Officially known as the G-Shock x Super Mario Bros. reference number DW5600SMB-4, Casio describes the collaboration as “two cultural icons straight out of Japan” coming together for the latest G-Shock crossover. This new functional collector’s piece is set to launch late next week with special themed packaging at select retailers as well as online. Head below for a closer look and more details on the new Mario G-Shock watch. 

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Mario Party games scheduled to hit Switch Online early next month ahead of the holidays

While it might not be the GoldenEye 007 update you were hoping for, Nintendo has now announced Mario Party for Switch Online. Now scheduled to land on Switch Online starting early next month, Nintendo is bringing both of the original Mushroom Kingdom party games to its membership service to enjoy with friends and family over the holidays. Head below for more details.

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TAG Heuer brings Swiss-made luxury to the Mushroom Kingdom with new must-see Mario Kart watches

We’ve seen some sweet Mushroom Kingdom collectibles and cross-over projects, but you’ll definitely want to check out the new TAG Heuer Mario Kart watches. Whether you’re into Swiss timepieces or not, these new official Tag Heuer x Nintendo watches are worth a closer look. Set to arrive next week, you’re looking at proper luxury watches with gorgeous Mario Kart accents through the dial designs and weaved into the skeletonized tourbillon arrays. Folks interested in dropping $4,300 (or a whole lot more) on a sweet Swiss-made Mario Kart watch will want to head below and reserve a chance to buy one now. 

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Here we go! Get your very first look at Nintendo’s new official Mario movie

Update: Heads up folks….the debut of the second official Mario Bros. Movie is set to debut tomorrow afternoon – 2:00 p.m. PT on 11/29. Details right here: “Join us at 2:00 p.m. PT on 11/29 for the world premiere of The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s second trailer! No game information will be included in this #NintendoDirect.” 

Well, today is the day we finally get our first look at the much anticipated Mario movie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie as it is officially known right now. The film was first announced back in 2018, some 2-years before the Sonic The Hedgehog movie actually turned out to be pretty good, and then went mostly dark until a pre-fall Direct presentation in 2021. At that time, series’ creator Shigeru Miyamoto took to the virtual stage to unveil the Mario movie cast starring Chris Pratt as the titular Mushroom Kingdom plumber (please don’t mess the voice up, please Chris). And now, over a year later, Nintendo is finally ready to show the upcoming Mario movie as part of what appears to be a dedicated Nintendo Direct showcase. Head below for details and to watch the upcoming stream later today. 

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Nintendo brings the original Earthworm Jim and more to Switch Online, available now

The original SEGA version of Earthworm Jim has landed on Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo took to its official Twitter feed recently to unveil the latest additions to its Switch Online SEGA Genesis lineup – the new SEGA Genesis Mini 2 console is still available for pre-order – headlined by the original Earthworm Jim game alongside ALISIA DRAGOON and action RPG Beyond Oasis. All three are now available to Expansion Pack subscribers, and you can get more details below. 

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Nintendo Direct: 40 mins. of new Switch games, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, more

The next Nintendo Direct showcase is scheduled to kick off right now with fresh looks at the best new Switch games. While we have seen some smaller and dedicated events for Splatoon 3, not to mention the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announcement, today’s presentation marks the second major Direct event of the year after February’s broadcast delivered exciting new details on Mario Strikers Battle League, Kirby and the Forgotten Lands, Nintendo Switch Sports, the Mario Kart 8 remastered courses, and more. Nintendo rarely disappoints with these full-on Direct showcases, so be sure to head below and follow along with all of the best new Switch games, gameplay footage, and announcements. 

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Nintendo’s new limited-edition Splatoon Switch Pro Controller is now available for purchase

$75 Buy now

It’s Splatoon 3 launch day, and the latest themed accessory from Nintendo has finally arrived. Now available from several retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop, the new Splatoon Switch Pro Controller has finally hit the scene for Squid Kids and Octolings alike to enjoy dominating the turf wars in the new title.

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Hands-on with Nintendo’s new Splatoon 3-themed Switch OLED

Buy now

Yesterday, Nintendo launched its all-new limited-edition Splatoon 3 Switch OLED console. Now shipments are beginning to arrive, and we’re going hands-on with the new release to see just how everything stacks up. Listings are still in stock now too, so if you like what you see with the neon designs and Inkling glyphs, you can still lock in your order.

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Nintendo’s limited-edition Splatoon 3 Switch OLED now available ahead of Splatfest weekend

$360 Buy now

After first being revealed back in July, you can finally buy Nintendo’s new limited-edition Splatoon 3 Switch OLED. This special console is now available for purchase via several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart, and retails for $359.99 shipped in either case. While this bundle doesn’t include the game itself, this is your chance to score an entirely unique and inked out Nintendo Switch OLED complete with plenty of Inkling iconography. It’s likely to sell out, so be sure to score one while you can. But if you’re not sold just yet, we break down exactly what to expect from the console below, as well as all the info on diving into this week’s first Splatoon 3 Splatfest event.

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Nintendo Switch game deals: 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart, new lows on Mario Golf, WarioWare, more

33% off $40

Alongside the rest of this weekend’s console price drops, Amazon, GameStop, and others have launched some notable Switch game deals today. Now marked down up to 33%, you’ll find deals on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Party, and more as well as new Amazon all-time low pricing on Mario Golf: Super Rush and WarioWare: Get It Together!. While deals on Nintendo’s Game & Watch Zelda handheld console continue, this is a notable opportunity to fill out your Switch catalogue with some first-party titles at solid prices. Head below for a closer look at this weekend’s Nintendo Switch game deals.

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Nintendo splashes down with 30 mins. of new gameplay in today’s Splatoon 3 Direct

Update: The Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere FREE demo pre-order eShop page is now live. “A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to access the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere demo. Everyone who downloads the demo will receive a code redeemable for a 7-day free trial. Code redemption begins 8/25/22 and must be redeemed before 11:59pm PT on 8/31/22.” 

The Nintendo Splatoon 3 Direct showcase is set to kick off in just a few minutes now. With pre-orders already live and the new themed console on the way, Nintendo is ready to ink the next details on its upcoming squid shooter in today’s dedicated showcase. Now set for release on September 9, 2022, we are just under a month away from the launch date and Nintendo is set to dish up some of what will likely be the final pre-release details in today’s Splatoon 3 Direct showcase. 

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Orion by Up-Switch converts your Switch into a larger portable gaming system

Is the Nintendo Switch screen not large enough for you to game on-the-go comfortably? Well, the UpSwitch Orion remedies that problem by delivering a large 11.6-inch HD display to your portable setup. The Orion comes as an all-in-one dock and allows you to enjoy your favorite Switch games anywhere, just bigger. Should you get this unique handheld upgrade? Let’s take a closer look.

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Splatoon 3 pre-order bonuses arrive with FREE collectible keychains, squid plushies, and more

Originally earmarked for a release this summer and now set to launch in September, Splatoon 3 pre-orders are now live with some fun bonuses attached. After getting our first look at the co-op mode back during the massive February Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo launched a fresh new gameplay trailer alongside the updated September release date in late April. Since then, pre-orders have gone live on Amazon and elsewhere with some fun freebie bonuses attached. Head below for a closer look at the special Splatoon 3 pre-orders. 

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New Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 console and Pro controller splash down in August

Today we are getting our first good look at the new Nintendo Switch console known as the OLED Model Splatoon 3 Edition. While technically just a themed version of the latest hybrid machine from the brand, the new Nintendo Switch console will be splashing down come early August just before the matching Splatoon 3 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Nintendo Switch Splatoon 3 Edition Carrying Case. Head below for a closer look at everything. 

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Persona 5 Royal comes to Switch this October alongside Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, more

Persona for Switch has now been confirmed. Nintendo hosted a new Direct Mini Partner Showcase today to detail some of the notable third-party titles hitting its hybrid home and portable gaming platform today. There were some expected announcements alongside what is arguably the most exciting of the bunch – the new Persona Switch ports. Alongside details on release dates for the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope sequel, Nier: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition, and a few others, we now know the Persona for Switch rumors have finally come true as three of the biggest games in the series are set to land on Nintendo’s platform later this year. Head below for more details on that and more from today’s Direct Mini Partner Showcase. 

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Nintendo Switch Online members can now play special versions of 3 classic SNES Kirby games

While we await the rumored Game Boy library, Nintendo added some new titles to the Switch Online game list. This time around it is the base-tier Super Nintendo library that is seeing some new games in the form of three special edition versions of some classic SNES Kirby titles. The latest in the Kirby series, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, hit the Switch library back in March to positive critical reviews just before Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards landed on the N64 Switch Online game list, but subscribers of Nintendo’s online service can now enjoy SP versions of Kirby Super StarKirby’s Dream Land 3, and Kirby’s Dream Course. More details below. 

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