Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available at retail and digital until March 31, 2021, however, this has increased its demand leading to stock shortage.
In a recent direct to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario, Nintendo has announced a slew of games including Super Mario 3D All-Stars. While this announcement itself had been speculated for a while, what was not predicted was the limited release nature of the game. It will be only available for six months and will be taken down after this time period ends.
As expected from this news and the limited availability for Super Mario 3D All-Stars, it has made the game one of the best-selling releases for this year. It is the best seller on Amazon right now but there is currently no update on the stock there.
The item is listed as “currently unavailable” on Amazon with the message: “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.” The story is similar to a UK retailer, Base. As shared by a user on ResetERA, their pre-order was canceled even though they had ordered the game on the same day when it was officially announced.
The user also managed to contact support and shared the following message from them.
“We have just been notified of our allocation of Super Mario 3D All-stars (Nintendo Switch) and it is woefully short. This is very disappointing and it is with great regret that we have to inform you that we will be unable to fulfil you order on the day of release. Further, as Nintendo and their UK distributers are unable to give us any reassurance that more stock will become available after release, we have taken the regrettable decision to cancel all orders.”
While other UK retailers might be still accepting pre-orders for the game, the situation doesn’t appear to apply to everyone with some of them facing a stock shortage. In such cases, digital is usually the way to go for it. Even then, the limited availability for a game like Super Mario 3D All-Stars will only lead to marked-up copies getting sold on eBay by scalpers.