Nintendo to release a new Switch bundle for Mario Day

Fans are currently up in arms that Nintendo didn't bother with an OLED version of the previously available Mario Red & Blue Edition.

Mario Day (March 10) is almost here and fans are looking forward to a week-long celebration. In addition to being one of Nintendo's biggest annual events, the Japanese console manufacturer will release the Super Mario Bros. Movie next month (April 7 in the United States and April 28 in Japan). As it turns out, Nintendo is celebrating this occasion with the release of a new Switch bundle.

A new themed Switch OLED based on Mario would sell extremely well if it's released next month.

According to @billbil-kun, Nintendo will launch a new Switch Bundle in Europe on March 10 that includes:

It will apparently sell for approximately €269 in France. The Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch console was a huge hit when it first came out and remains one of the most sought-after limited-edition Switch consoles. It's one of the few Switch versions (and the first as well) with a different colorway that is specifically meant to imitate the plumber's iconic clothing. It came with a Super Mario-themed carrying case and screen protector as well.

With that said, users are already complaining about this unconfirmed report. Most were apparently hoping for Nintendo to release a new OLED version with the Mario Red & Blue Edition colorway.

As one Redditor puts it, "I would buy for if it was OLED, but as of now, it’s just a nice bundle for people who don’t have a Switch... all three of them"

Don't expect much from whatever Nintendo has planned for the Mario Day Switch bundle.

If you're in the market for a new Switch, you're better off holding out for the official confirmation of a Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch console re-release. Since we're only weeks away from Mario Day, the confirmation should come any day. If it isn't available in your area or it doesn't come, a small glimmer of hope for a new themed Switch OLED edition comes with the launch of Tears of the Kingdom.

As reportedly the last big game for the Switch, Nintendo won't miss this opportunity to market the game heavily ahead of its release.

Of course, with production for the Nintendo Switch ramped up for the year, you shouldn't have a difficult time finding the standard editions of the Lite, Switch, and Switch OLED.

Ray Ampoloquio
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