Super Mario AR eShop Cards Will Be Available On May 28 Through Target

By Spencer . May 22, 2014 . 3:00pm


In Japan, Nintendo has sets of eShop cards that double as photo AR cards. The Super Mario Bros. set will be released in North America starting on May 28 at Target.


There are three cards in the set – Mario, Princess Peach, and the Goomba. Each cards has a value of $10 in Nintendo eShop credit. This is different from Japan where the Goomba was 1,000 yen ($10), Mario was 2,000 yen ($20), and Princess Peach was 3,000 yen ($30).


When you scan a card with the Photos with Mario application on 3DS a character will pop out of the card similar to the other AR cards bundled with the system. If you combine cards they may interact with each other as seen above.

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  • E.T.993

    A much better price.MUCH better.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Eesh, Japan! Those prices are outrageous over there…

    • domonkun

      Well, it’s a ~$30 gift card, so at least you get to use the money towards something good! :D

      • just spread that Nintendo sheen on anything and you can rationally go into negative.

    • neo_firenze

      OK I admit the sarcasm flew over my head the first time I read this…

      Well played indeed! :)

  • Aoshi00

    Good thing I didn’t import the Jpn ones, to collect all would be at least 6000 yen, but the people on ebay are selling them for like double. Hopefully Target would have them available by Wed :) I’ve been collecting the eshop cards that have other images on them too like Margo, Luigi, Yoshi, etc, and before for Link..

  • Scott

    Bring it to Australia, guys.

    I will gladly bend over for it.

  • Quizler

    That’s awesome, I’m totally getting these instead of just buying off the eshop directly next time.
    You can also download the app right now, which is funny

  • Yan Zhao

    This is pretty neat. I get eshop credit AND a figure!

    • neo_firenze

      It’s not a figure, it’s a card with an AR code on it that you can scan with your 3DS and watch a computer generated character run around. Like the AR cards packed in with the 3DS system.

  • keithmaxx

    Nice. Now a good reason to collect the whole set and sort of force collectors to buy into the bigger denominations.

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