Broke the Matrix
That's...huh. I forgot about that. So while Sega has its own quirks and specific bits of old canon they strike from the records, they're more willing to acknowledge older material. Peach is not Princess Toadstool but Dr. Ivo Robotnik is the birth name and Dr. Eggman is the nickname. I wonder if part of it is that Mario isn't supposed to have a continuity but Sonic explicitly does (even though it's fluid). Also, Nintendo closely guards its IP while Sega is more openly willing to let others play in the sandbox, for better or worse.
Well, Super Mario 64 has her sign off her letter as "Princess Toadstool, Peach", which is generally taken to mean her full name/title is "Princess Peach Toadstool."
That Nintendo has never changed it in any re-release, nor even in the DS remake, suggests they're okay with this.
Incidentally, SEGA's been a lot stricter (and stranger) about things in recent years, especially when it comes to Shadow, it seems.
I think with Mario Odyssey one could maybe make the claim their originally from 'New Donk City' and ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom later. Its sorta a compromise between the 'New Yorkers isakai'd to another world' plot of the 90's and Nintendo's current stance of 'They were always resisdents of this world'
Yeah, between DK'94, Donkey Kong Land's Big Ape City, and New Donk City, I think Nintendo's trying to make it more that Mario comes from a New York-like place, rather than from New York.
Kinda funny, given where their store is located.