Nintendo fans were treated to a very pleasant surprise in the last few days as it announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars is coming to Switch in just a couple of weeks both physically and digitally. The only snag is that it’s a limited release and it’s available to purchase until the end of March next year. But as consumers were scrambling online to pre-order their copies for themselves, scalpers have pre-ordered stock to sell on at increased prices. It doesn’t help that many retailers – mainly in North America – have sold out of their first batch of pre-orders.
Heading over to eBay and you’ll instantly see inflated prices and, to no surprise, they’re actually selling and selling fast. Spawn Wave Media on Twitter captured an image of some prices on eBay and you can see for yourself below.
It’s not against the law to sell games at higher prices, but it certainly is a hot topic on people’s moral compass and the discussion around Nintendo limiting the release of such a sought after game is rife. It would be unusual for Nintendo not to replenish stock until March next year though, so hold tight and keep checking retailer stock if you’re yet to pre-order.