Nintendo revealed a new Mario-themed, special-edition Nintendo Switch model. The console features a red-and-blue color scheme and comes packaged with a bonus carrying case.
The new console launches on February 12 alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. The special edition repaints the standard Switch model and costs the same amount at $300. Nintendo says that the console will be available at select retailers upon launch.
The Mario Switch is a little more decked out than other special Switch models. It comes with a solid red dock and a pair of matching Joy-cons. The plastic around the actual Switch screen is red as well, which is a first for special Switch models. The console comes with a blue Joy-Con grip.
As an added bonus, a special Mario carrying case is included with the Switch. The red travel case features Mario iconography, including Mario’s overalls and gloves, and a screen protector.
While there have been a few special-edition Switches since the console launched in 2017, this is the most in-depth one yet. By comparison, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Fortnite Switch bundles only featured a special dock and Joy-Con colors. The Mario model goes one step further with the Joy-Con grip and color on the console itself.
A listing for the special-edition console is currently up on Nintendo’s website. Nintendo sells hardware directly through its website, as well as linking to third-party retailers, so it’s worth staking out the page. Nintendo has yet to say when the console will be available for pre-order.
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