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UK: Online retailer cancels some Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection orders due to lack of stock

Online retailer Base UK has sadly started to inform some customers that that their pre-orders for the upcoming Super Mario 3D All-Stars have been cancelled. The reasoning given is that the allocation of the game is “woefully short” and Nintendo UK hasn’t given any reassurance that there will be more stock after the game’s release. Not a great start then. However, it is available to pre-order at other retailers and the Nintendo Switch eShop. Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches on Switch next Friday worldwide.

“We have just been notified of our allocation of Super Mario 3D All-stars (Nintendo Switch) and it is woefully short. This is very disappointing and it is with great regret that we have to inform you that we will be unable to fulfil you order on the day of release. Further, as Nintendo and their UK distributers are unable to give us any reassurance that more stock will become available after release, we have taken the regrettable decision to cancel all orders.”

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12 thoughts on “UK: Online retailer cancels some Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection orders due to lack of stock”

  1. Well, why is it like this? Ah yes because Nintendo says it’s limited, so you have 25% true buyers and 75% resellers/douchbags who hope for fast/big “enrichments” (ha)… wounderful -not.

  2. That’s why I went digital, I don’t want to worry about my game shipping being delayed or my order being cancel, I knew nintendo would do something like this tho, there creating a demand for no reason when there was already a demand to buy these games, making it limited was stupid, hopefully they’ll to restock

  3. Glad I chose to get mine from Nintendo even though it was a bit more expensive than where I usually buy games because this would’ve sucked. I had a feeling something like this might happen. This is the problem with making it time limited.

  4. Nintendo has a plan for this limited supply – it’s gorilla warfare to get people to start going 100% digital for purchases for the inevitable day (coming soon) when physical releases are no longer made. Limited physical release leads to more people going digital to avoid reseller prices and to ensure availability. Limited time digital release forces people to buy now and not wait till it “goes on sale”. A double pronged tactic to ensure that more people are going digital and to quietly pressure people that refused to go digital to make their first digital purchase.

    1. I don’t think there will be limited time digital release on new games.
      Nintendo and any developer would like to make full value of their games for as long as they possibly can, but they also know there are too many gamers out there that do wait for sales and this gives them continued sales as the game gets older.
      If they ever did release a new game with a cut off date for download, it would be a bad move that would scar them for their future releases.

    2. But its just gonna pave the way for future discussions regarding prices for downloads. Why the hell should people pay full price for games released over 13 years ago? Not to mention how barely anything was added to it. No graphic improvements, no full screen display (since I have seen the 4:3 display on the trailers), and the replay option when certain parts of the game get too difficult.

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