Nintendo Announces Back to School Sale Including Amiibo Bundles and a New Mario-Themed Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo just sent out a press release detailing their back to school sale, which starts August 26 and includes some Amiibo/Wii U game bundles that begin on Sept. 9. If you’re looking to get into the current gen Nintendo systems late, there are some decent deals here. The new Mario 3DS is especially cool. We’ve got all the details for you.

Starting August 26, 20162016 Nintendo Back to School Bundle

New 3DS – Mario Themed – $149. Includes system, Super Mario 3D Land (pre-installed), and two interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates (one is current Mario 3D art, the other featuring 8-bit Nintendo character sprites in the style of Super Mario Maker, drawing from games like Zelda, Splatoon, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong, and more.). This bundle is exclusive to Wal Mart and Target.

2016 Nintendo Selects
New $19.99 Nintendo Selects Games: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS), Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS), nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (3DS), Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS), The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U), Nintendo Land (Wii U), Lego City Undercover (Wii U). Additionally, all other Nintendo Selects titles are $19.99. A list can be found here. Noteble titles include Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and more.

Starting September 9, 2016
2016 Amiibo Bundles

Wii U Games + Amiibo Bundles – $39.99 each: Yoshi’s Wooly World w/ Pink or Light Blue Yarn Yoshi, Mario Party 10 with Peach or Bowser, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with Toad. The Yoshis activate “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, which allows players to save their favorite collected patterns to their Yarn Yoshi Amiibo. Mario Party 10 figures allow you to play with and customize your character in Party Mode. The Toad figure unlocks an in-game hide-and-seek challenge.

If you’re looking to stretch your budget even further while still getting into the awesome world of the 3DS, there’s a great bundle deal for the 2DS handheld system bundled with Mario Kart 7.