Despite having only just been announced, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already Amazon’s second best selling game of 2020.
Revealed during the recent Mario 35th Anniversary Nintendo Direct, the upcoming Nintendo Switch release is comprised of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy – three of the most beloved plumber-centric games of all time.
The game is the second highest selling game on Amazon US [via TechRaptor], coming in behind both the physical and digital editions of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The success of the upcoming title is almost definitely related to the title’s “limited release” – something which has caused many issues for gamers.
Though the world rejoiced in seeing some of the classic 3D Mario games getting a rerelease, the news that the game will only be available to purchase (both physically and digitally) until March 2021 is something of a below-the-belt hit.
Nintendo stated on the limited release: “Super Mario 3D All-Stars can only be purchased until March 31st 2021. Owners can still play its entire contents after this date has passed, and can also redownload it from Nintendo eShop if the software has been archived.”
It seems that’s only heightened the number of sales – at least if the game’s Amazon success is anything to go by.
If you’re hoping to get a physical edition of the game, it might be best pre-ordering it now, as this is likely to be a game which sees a massive price inflation when it hits second hand sellers.
Nintendo has confirmed the games will feature updated HD graphics, and improved picture resolution. The company explains: “All three games are optimised for Nintendo Switch with updated Joy-Con controls – including rumble! You can also use Joy-Con controllers to mimic the original Wii Remote motion controls** when playing Super Mario Galaxy.”
Super Mario 3D All-Stars releases exclusively on Nintendo Switch, September 18.
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