Mario Day

Mario Day Quick Facts

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2023 DateMarch 10, 2023
2024 DateMarch 10, 2024
Mario Day

Mario Day History

Mario Day celebrates and honors the success of the famous Nintendo character, Mario. Created by Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario’s first appearance was in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. The success was immediate, over 60,000 machines were sold at the time. After that, Mario replaced Donkey Kong as the symbol of Nintendo and consequently became the success that it is today.

Mario Day was embraced in 2016 by Nintendo. It is celebrated annually on March 10th, a reference to the character’s name (Mar10 Day).

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Mario Day Facts

  • The 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. was the first game to feature Mario as the main character. It also featured Mario's brother, Luigi.
  • Mario is one of the most well known games and franchises in the world. As of 2021, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold about 45 million copies according to Nintendo. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a 2017 expansion title. As of 2021 it is the top selling title on the Nintendo store.
  • According to IGN, the core Super Mario video game series have sold 375 million copies worldwide as of 2021.

Mario Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Browse the official Mario Nintendo site to explore all things Mario.
  • Play Mario games. You can play classics like Super Mario Bros. or more recent additions like Paper Mario: The Origami King.
  • Watch the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie. It is the first feature length live-action film based on a video game.

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