Mario Day History
Mario Day celebrates and honors the success of the famous Nintendo character, Mario. Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto was the creator of Mario. The character’s first appearance was on a Donkey Kong arcade game, in 1981. 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’s success is celebrated every year on March 10th, a reference to the character’s name (Mar10 Day).