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A tweet from Walmart Canada officially confirms the existence of Nintendo’s gold Mario amiibo, though it was pretty much a sure thing at this point.

In one tweet, the retailer says that the figure will be sold in stores. A release date still hasn’t been determined.

A second tweet from Walmart Canada seems to confirm that there won’t be pre-orders for the gold Mario amiibo:


I imagine that things won’t be any different for Walmart stores in the United States. However, if we hear otherwise, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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Well, this is certainly a huge deal. We now have confirmation that Nintendo is bringing the gold Mario to retail, and it will be a Walmart exclusive. That’s based on some promotional material found from the retailer.

News about a gold Mario amiibo first leaked out earlier this month. The same leak suggested that a silver Mario amiibo will be available at some point as well.

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The Mario Party 10 amiibo bundle may have sold out on Amazon, but you can get an order in over on Walmart. There’s sadly no way of telling how long pre-orders will be open for. For a limited time, this bundle will be the only way for consumers to obtain the new Mario amiibo.

Update: Walmart is also offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of a Super Mario 3D World bundle. This is also in-store only.


Starting today, consumers can purchase the Mario Kart 8 Wii U Deluxe Set for $299.96 with a %50 gift card (as well as Nintendo Land). The deal is valid through December 6. It’s out of stock online, but you should be able to take advantage of the sale in-store.

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Nintendo previously confirmed that the second wave of amiibo are releasing in December. However, the company still has not provided a final date.

That’s where Amazon and Walmart come in. Both retailers are listing December 14 release dates for the second round of amiibo like Luigi and Zelda.

Plus, there’s also this tweet from Walmart:


I’d say December 14 is looking likely at the moment!

Thanks to Kevin for the tip.

Those who pre-order Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire on Walmart can receive a free gift. The retailer is handing out Kyogre and Groudon figures, which will ship with your order.

It’s possible to mix and match the games and figures. For example, you can choose to pre-order Pokemon Omega Ruby with Kyogre, or opt to go for Groudon instead.

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Walmart’s Black Friday 2014 gaming deals are in.

Highlights include Mario Kart 8 for $35 and Wii Party U for $25. A New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold Edition 3DS XL bundle will also be made available for $150.

You can find Walmart’s entire lineup of Black Friday deals above.

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We still have about a month to go before the holiday shopping season, but retailers are getting started early with deals – including video game offers.

Walmart, for example, has a few deals running on November 3 that would normally be reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers will be able to purchase a 2DS system for only $79 this coming Monday. Head on over to Walmart.com shortly after midnight Pacific Time to participate in the sale.

2DS systems are normally priced at $129.99. However, retailers have regularly discounted the handheld to $100 in recent months.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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Walmart is offering a pair of items with Mario Kart 8 pre-orders. If you reserve Nintendo’s racer at the retailer, you’ll be given a “PowerA Wii Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel” as well as $4.99 in VUDU movie credits. The latter bonus will be sent out via email.

You can pre-order Mario Kart 8 on Walmart here.

Although there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, it’s safe to say that Tomodachi Collection is heading west. There have been plenty of signs (and straight up evidence, like this survey) pointing to an overseas release.

When Tomodachi Collection does launch in the west, it may carry the name “Tomodachi Life” based on a listing from Walmart Mexico. Nintendo did recently trademark that very name, so that would certainly make sense!

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