Nintendo Dubs the Next Four Weeks the Month of Mario


Over the next month leading up to the August 19th Nintendo 3DS launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo will be offering weekly discounts on eShop Mario games as part of the Month of Mario.

The commemorative promotion actually begins this week, opening with a July 26 – August 1 sale of Super Mario Bros. for $3.99. Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Mario’s Picross will each be discounted to $2.99 during the respective weeks of August 2 – August 8, August 9 – August 15, and August 16 – August 22.

Before getting too excited, let me temper expectations a bit by letting you know that these discounts only amount to a dollar off each title. A Steam Summer Sale, this is not. To expect it to be would be unfair.

But still, if you have eShop credit to burn and are itching for some retro Mario action before the new game comes around the Mushroom Kingdom block, you might as well grab these while they’re cheaper than usual.

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