Nintendo releases the Switch Super Mario Special Edition to the US and China
Super Mario does seem like the most immediately intuitive Special Edition version in which Nintendo could release its persistently hot-ticket Switch. However, the company has only just gotten around to preparing this new edition of the console for sale now.
This new Nintendo Switch - known as the Super Mario Red & Blue Edition in its new market - should come with a carrying case bearing a pattern of classic icons based on the game. Otherwise, it is just like a regular Switch - except of course that both of its matching JoyCons are red, with a blue grip and straps.
The Super Mario Edition's body is also finished in red, as is its dock. Its units also now on sale in the Chinese market look like this as well. It is distributed by Tencent in this country (as are all Nintendo Switches), and is available with the major online retailers there such as Tmall and JD.
It starts at 2099 yuan (~US$325), whereas Best Buy stocks it for US$299 at present. Amazon, on the other hand, hikes its price to as much as $469 for some reason. This might be a sign an interested punter should jump on one elsewhere now.