Mario Day officially lands on March 10, but some of the video games have already started. Now is a great time to stock up on some of the best recommended titles for your Nintendo Switch. If you’re not a Switch owner, fret not because both the standard and OLED models are currently available on Amazon. In other deal news, save 10% off Lowes gift cards at Best Buy. We haven’t seen a discounted Lowes gift card sold at Best Buy in over a year! Better yet, there’s no membership to sign up for or any hoops to jump through in order to get this deal.
Mar10 (Mario) Day Sale Kicks Off Today
Save up to 40% off popular Nintendo Switch video games featuring the titular hero, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Maker, Super Mario 3D World, and more. There are a few discounted Switch titles that star some other iconic Nintendo masctos as well, like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Luigi’s Mansion 3.
Nintendo Switch OLED In & Out of Stock
The newest Nintendo Switch OLED model has been incredibly difficult to find throughout the holiday season. It’s back today on Amazon for a very limited time. This Switch features a larger, more vibrant OLED touchscreen display, an upgrade to the terrible OG kickstand, an ethernet port on the docking station, and of course new Joy-Con colors.
HyperX Loot Drop Sale: Up to 50% Off Gaming Gear
HP is kicking off its HyperX Loot Drop II Sale, with savings of up to 50% off HyperX gaming keyboards, mice, headsets, and accessories. There are a whole lot of popular and well-rated products to choose from, like the comfortable HyperX Cloud gaming headset for PC or Xbox, the aluminum HyperX Alloy mechanical gaming keyboard, or a high-speed HyperX Pulsefire gaming mouse. Get free shipping on everything, even the $8 mousepad.
Gigabyte Aorus 15″ RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop
Gigabyte Aorus 15″ Intel Core i7-11800H RTX 3080 (130W TDP) Gaming Laptop with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD
We haven’t seen an RTX 3080 equipped gaming laptop for a cheaper price, but you’ll need to submit a $300 mail-in rebate to get this deal. The Gigabyte laptop pairs the RTX 3080 video card (105W max TDP) with a 15″ 1080p 300Hz IPS display, 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB PCIe x4 SSD with 5,000MB/s rated transfer speed.
ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3080 Gaming PC
ASUS ROG Strix Intel Core i7-11700KF RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2TB HDD
This gaming PC at Best Buy doesn’t stick around and for good reason. It’s very hard to find an RTX 3080 equipped gaming PC for under $2K. Even better yet, get it shipped from Best Buy and expect the PC to arrive by next week. The rest of the specs are solid as well, including the 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and dual storage (512GB SSD, 2TB HDD).
50″ Vizio M6 4K QLED Smart TV
The 2021 Vizio M6 QLED TV has been marked down from $530 all the way to $328. That’s a fantastic deal for an excellent TV that boasts a quantum LED panel with full-array LED backlighting and variable refresh rate. It’s also compatible with both Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2. Note that although this TV is advertised as having HDMI 2.1 inputs, it can output 4K @ 60Hz, not 120Hz.
10% Off Lowes Gift Cards at Best Buy
You save a lot of money by being your own handyman, and a quick trip to a home improvement store could save you hundreds, if not thousands, compared to hiring a professional. Gift card discounts like these are just icing on the cake, but they come along rarely, so it’s best to stock up when you see one of these deals. Best Buy has both $25 and $100 Lowes gift cards, and they’re both 10% off today.
10% Off Hulu Gift Card
Use code: SSBQ825
$50 Hulu Gift Card
Use promo code “SSBQ825”
10% off $50.00
If you subscribe to Hulu, you might as well buy this card and save yourself $5. This is a Newegg Shell Shocker deal, so it will expire on March 8 end of day.
WD Elements 16TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
WD Elements 16TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive
If you need every bit of storage space, the biggest hard drives offer the best bang for your buck. In this case, Amazon is offering a WD Elements 16TB hard drive for only $269.99, the lowest price we’ve seen so far this year. That averages out to only $16.87 per terabyte.
LG Ultragear 27GL850 27″ 2560×1440 1ms 144Hz G-SYNC Nano IPS Gaming Monitor
LG Ultragear 27GL850-B 27″ 2560×1440 1ms 144Hz G-SYNC Nano IPS Gaming Monitor
This particular LG Ultragear monitor is a pretty high-end 27″ gaming monitor at a very reasonable price. The 2560×1440 resolution is nice and sharp on the 27″ display, yet it’s forgiving enough to allow mid-range cards like the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 to handle it beautifully, even at the maximum 144Hz refresh rate for many games. The Nano IPS display is LG’s version of QLED, and it allows for better color handling and higher contrast ratio. It’s also certified G-SYNC compatible, like any high-end gaming should be.
65″ LG C1 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV
If money isn’t an object, OLED TVs are considered the best TVs you can buy right now. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, they offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and super fast response times. They excel at both gaming and viewing 4K HDR content. In terms of general usability, they consume less power and they’re very thin and sit flusher against the wall. Amongst OLED TVs, the LG C1 is oft considered the flag bearer; it’s the one TV that all other OLED TVs are compared against. The LG OLED TV boasts several generations of optimizations under its belt and the latest C1 model is future proofed with technology like HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120Hz), variable refresh rate, G-SYNC, the newest LG A9 Gen4 processor and a revamped webOS smart TV interface.
Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 3070 PC for $1499.99
Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3070 PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
This is the first time we’ve seen an Alienware Aurora gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3070 priced at under $1500. The RTX 3070 is even more powerful than the previous generation’s fastest video card, the RTX 2080 Ti. This is the card to get if you want to push 144Hz frame rates or ultra high settings (or both) at up to 1440p. It’s powerful enough to handle most 4K gaming as well. It’s paired with some great specs, like a liquid cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3080 PC for $2199.99
Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 CPU, which is one of the best processors you can get at the moment, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DD4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.
Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Cabinet
The Simpsons cabinet is a 3:4 replica of the arcade original, making it approximately 4 feet tall. That said, a matching riser is included which raises the height by another 1 foot, giving you the option of both sitting and standing play. Up to 4 players can join in on the classic Simpsons side-scrolling arcade game as Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa. If you don’t have a buddy around to play with, you can hop onto the live WiFi (no subscription required) to play with other remote Arcade1Up players. In addition to the core The Simpsons game, The Simpsons Bowling is also preloaded.
Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat Arcade Cabinet
Starting today at Walmart, the Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat has also dropped in price. Arcade1Up is known for releasing high-quality recreations of your favorite arcade games, and the Mortal Kombat cabinet (or is it Kabinet?) is no exception. In addition to the classic fighting game, the cabinet comes with 11 other games on board. This model doesn’t include a riser.
New Humble Choice PC Bundle: Get Mass Effect Legendary Edition and 7 Other Games for $12
Humble Choice PC Bundle ft Mass Effect Legendary Edition and 7 Other Games
Starting today, you can pick up a copy of Mass Effect Legendary Edition and 7 other PC games for only $11.99. Mass Effect Legendary Edition currently sells for $60 on Steam, so getting that game alone for $12 would already be a fantastic deal. Humble Choice gives you additional perks like access to their Humble Games Collection and up to 20% off Humble Store purchases for the rest of the month. You can cancel your subscription anytime.
85″ Sony X91J 4K Full Array LED Google TV (2021)
Projectors are out. You can score one of Sony’s higher-end full-array LED TVs of 2021 – at a massive size no less – for under $2000. A true (not simulated) 4K projector costs upwards for $4K+ and even at the price it couldn’t touch the image quality like you would on this TV. Compared to a “regular” 65″ TV set, the size difference is huge. An 85″ TV boasts a whopping 70% larger viewing area than a 65″ TV. You definitely won’t get a bigger screen AND amazing image quality for the same price anywhere else right now. It also boasts HDMI 2.1 for 4K @ 120Hz and VRR and it looks good in HDR thanks to its wide color gamut and full array LED backlighting with local dimming.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti Gaming PC
ASUS ROG STRIX AMD Ryzen 5 3600X GTX 1660 Ti Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Walmart is offering this AMD Ryzen 5 3600X GTX 1660 Ti equipped gaming PC for only $799. The GTX 1660 Ti is still a very capable video card that can handle just about any game at 1080p resolution. You certainly won’t find a more powerful video card for this price.
RTX 30 Series Video Card Bundles at Newegg
If you prefer to build your own gaming PC instead and you absolutely cannot wait any longer for an RTX series video card, check out these combo bundles at Newegg. Pick up an RTX 3060, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080 video card bundled with a motherboard, SSD, RAM, computer case, or PSU. You’ll get a lot more value than spending the same amount (or more) on just the video card alone from a scalper on eBay.
Nintendo Switch Online Membership
One of the biggest advantages of the Nintendo Switch Online membership over PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is that it is way, way cheaper. That said, any extra discount helps. Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play in games like Super Mario Kart or Splatoon, downloading custom maps in Super Mario Maker 2, playing free retro SNES games, saving your game data to the cloud, and much more.
10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up Kirby and the Forgotten Land when it releases on March 25 or the newly released Triangle Strategy. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, which will probably happen on March 10 (Mario Day).