Super Mario 3D All-Stars like PS5, touts are selling it at crazy prices

Super Mario 3D All-Stars like PS5, touts are selling it at crazy prices

Super Mario 3D All-Stars like PS5

The disappearance of Super Mario 3D All-Stars from the Nintendo Switch eShop has led to the only possible consequence, which is the most merciless touting. This is testified by eBay, the most famous auction house on the web, which in recent days has experienced an incredible increase in prices for the sale of the collection that includes three of the most famous plumber games created by the Kyoto house.

Released in September, Super Mario 3D All Stars remained available for sale digitally and physically until March 31st. Nintendo no longer prints physical copies and the title has been delisted from the online shop. This has therefore led to scalps to post sales announcements online, asking consumers to spend crazy bucks to take home what is trying to become the first holy grail for Nintendo Switch. Visiting the UK version of eBay to grab a copy of Super Mario 3D All Stars for between £ 100 and £ 1500. Even on the Italian bay, however, things are not better: of course, there are still copies sold at a more or less humane price between the launch price with fluctuations of about 10 Euro but the prices are still very high, such as a sealed copy ( sealed) proposed for an amount that easily exceeds 1500 euros.

The reality is however very different. At least for now, in fact, the physical copies in circulation of Super Mario 3D All Stars seem to be very many. And it is for this reason that filtering the search on eBay for sales we realize how the sales pace is yes of one copy per day but at much more realistic prices. How long this phenomenon will last we cannot yet know but for now our advice is not to turn to touts, at least until there will be advertisements at prices much more consistent with the true value of the copy.

Super Mario 3D All Stars is (fortunately) still available on Amazon in the UK edition, discounted from the introductory price.

Scalpers reckon you'll pay $2600 for Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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Scalpers are already capitalizing on Nintendo's decision to remove the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation from sale by listing it on auction sites for thousands of dollars.  

The Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation bundles Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy into one package. The twist? Nintendo has followed through on its strange promise last year and removed the Super Mario 3D All-Star compilation bundle from sale on April 1. 

Given it's now no longer available to buy physically or digitally, scalpers are already trying their luck with online auctions. While most auctioneers thus far don't seem to be taking the proverbial too much, this one, for instance, has a starting bid of £1000 – that's $1383 – and a Buy it Now sticker for an astonishing £1900 / $2627 (thanks, TheGamer). It's not even unsealed!

This one has a purchase price of £1500/$2000, and this one is squeezing would-be buyers for €500/$587.

It feels sadly inevitable that we'd see some people exploiting Nintendo's strange decision, especially as scarcity of the PS5 and Xbox Series X has driven prices skyward, but it's disappointing nonetheless. 

For the record, it's never been made clear why the three games were being delisted, nor has Nintendo ever revealed if the bundle will be returning to the Switch at some point in the future. There's been plenty of speculation that Nintendo could simply relist all games individually, outside of the 3D All-Stars compilation package after March 2021, but there's not been any comment or confirmation from Nintendo on the matter either way.

For our verdict of the compilation package of Mario games, head over to our full Super Mario 3D All-Stars review for more.