Scalpers is already taking advantage of Nintendo’s decision to remove the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection from sale by listing it at auction sites for thousands of dollars.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation packages Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy in one package. The twist? Nintendo has followed up on its strange promise last year and removed the Super Mario 3D All-Star bundle from sale on April 1st.
Given that it is no longer available for purchase physically or digitally, scalps are already trying their luck with online auctions. While most auctioneers so far do not seem to take the floor also a lot, thishas, for example, a starting bid of £ 1
This has a purchase price of £ 1500 / $ 2000, and this hugs prospective buyers for € 500 / $ 587.
Unfortunately, it feels inevitable that we see some people taking advantage of Nintendo’s strange decision, especially as a lack of PS5 and Xbox Series X has driven prices up, but it is still disappointing.
For the record, it has never been made clear why the three games were removed, and Nintendo has also never revealed whether the package will return to the switch at some point in the future. There has been much speculation that Nintendo could simply restore all games individually, outside of the 3D All-Stars bundle after March 2021, but there has been no comment or confirmation from Nintendo in any way.
For our verdict on the collectible package of Mario games, go to our full Super Mario 3D All-Stars review for more.