After much speculation, the Super Mario 3D limited release details include the name of the title and what are included for a limited time on the Nintendo Switch.
Unfortunately, the fact that this is a “limited release” of three Super Mario 3D titles has spawned scalpers hoping to make a quick buck. Super Mario 3D limited release includes remasters of Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario 64. One of the first things many were worried about are scalpers who would take advantage of the situation.
Super Mario 3D limited release scalpers are somehow listing the game on websites like eBay at a much higher price than the planned retail price. The Super Mario 3D limited release, or Super Mario 3D All-Stars, unfortunately, have already had offers. That means there’s plenty of demand for the Super Mario 3D limited release once it’s released physically after March 2021.
For now, the three 3D remastered titles on Super Mario 3D All-Stars will only be available digitally. With how limited the Nintendo Switch is during the current Coronavirus pandemic, don’t be surprised if people find a way to purchase a Nintendo Switch, load it up with the Super Mario 3D limited release titles only to sell them at a premium. Many people did that when P.T. was released. P.T. was the demo for the Silent Hills remake that never came to be because Hideo Kojima feuded with Konami.
Unfortunately, after the feud between the director and the studio, P.T ended up not being available for download from the PlayStation network. However, those who already had it on their PlayStations were able to sell their PlayStations for a premium.
It looks like the same thing will happen with the Super Mario 3D limited release. People will buy up a Nintendo Switch, load it with the digital copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and wait until it’s no longer available for the Nintendo shop. There may be a window of time where people will see scalped systems on eBay or other websites with no word of a physical release.
For now, we’ll have to wait until September 18th when the digital release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars releases for the Nintendo Switch. Right now, some retailers are offering the Super Mario 3D limited release for reservation.