Super Mario 3D All-Stars has officially been de-listed from the Nintendo Switch eShop at the end of March 2021 – with new physical copies also no longer in production.
And as was to be expected, scalpers are trying to take advantage of the game’s limited supply to make a quick profit.
Sky is the limit
Just looking at a site like eBay will reveal that numerous scalpers are already attempting to sell physical copies of the game for as high as $10,000. INSANE prices to say the least. But it is not all bad. Fortunately, there are still many reasonably-priced listings of the game available as well (which range around its original MSRP of $60 USD)
But the expensive listings are certainly signs of the price-gouging that is to come, especially when copies of the game eventually become hard to find.
Sadly though Nintendo has not announced any plans to do something else with the content that went away after Mario’s 35th anniversary.
Don’t sleep on games
Personally that is a reason why I jump at games I like. People have often noted ‘dude you have an insane collection, you don’t even have time to play it all’. And to some extent that is all very very true. But call it FOMO (fear of missing out) call it unhealthy, call it whatever you want, for me it is collecting and being sure that when I do find the time … I can play that rare / limited available title.
About Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a collection that bundles Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy released for Nintendo Switch as a celebration of Super Mario’s 35th anniversary. Along with a HD refresh and some new control schemes, the collection also lets players listen to the soundtrack of each title.