Last month Nintendo released a very special edition of the Nintendo Switch. Themed after its iconic plumber and the demand for the Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue bundle was initially overwhelming.
Considering that getting your mitts on even a regular switch has been tricky over the last twelve months, it’s hardly surprising that a limited edition console has generated substantial interest.
Today (March 31) marks the final day of Mario's 35th Anniversary celebrations so we're hoping that this console might be restocked to mark the occasion. However, we've yet to see any retailers taking any fresh orders yet. The last big restock was on March 10 (also known as Mario Day), but we'll update this article if the stock situation changes.
In the meantime make sure you pick up a copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo Switch even if you're awaiting a console restock. After today the game will be removed from sale. Thankfully Super Mario 3D All-Stars is currently on sale at Walmart.
The console looks set to become something of a collector’s item that stands alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X as gaming products we want but can’t seem to buy, it's refreshing to see at least for now there's enough supply to meet the demand.
The current stock situation is prone to rapidly change, so below you’ll find all the links you need in case fresh stock drops and we’ll update this article if we get wind of any more retailers taking orders.
If the bright colors of this limited edition aren’t to your liking, check out our guide for where to buy the Nintendo Switch for help bagging a standard console.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition — Quick links
- Amazon: check stock (opens in new tab)
- Nintendo: check stock (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: check stock (opens in new tab)
- GameStop: check stock (opens in new tab)
- Target: check stock (opens in new tab)
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition Online
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition in the UK
Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition: £344 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Right now Amazon UK has the Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition in stock but it's being sold by a third-party seller for a £15 mark up. Considering the stock situation in the UK, you might have to swallow the extra cost if you really want one.
What is the Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition
Released to commemorate the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (opens in new tab), the Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a limited red and blue version of Nintendo’s extremely popular home console-handheld hybrid.
It’s definitely more red than blue, as both joy-con controllers, the dock, and the Switch console itself are all colored in a deep shade of red — however, the included controller grip and wrist straps make up the blue part of the equation.
The bundle also comes with a Mario-themed carrying case, which is perfect for when you want to take your switch out and about and helps give this package some extra value.
Unfortunately, the console doesn’t come with any Mario games, so if you want to play Super Mario 3D World + Bower’s Fury or any of the other great Mario titles on the Switch, such as Mario Odyssey (opens in new tab) or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (opens in new tab), you’ll have to pick them up separately.