Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already printing money for Nintendo. The game is the second-highest selling game of 2020 in Amazon—and it’s not even out yet.
Nintendo fans around the world are proving their dedication to the Japanese company. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is coming out for the Switch, and people are buying it. The nostalgia-fueled purchases are coming in, even before the September 18 release.
3D All-Stars second only to Animal Crossing on Amazon
Nintendo fans are among the most nostalgic people in the world. Their purchase of 3D All-Stars is proving that they will buy almost anything Nintendo-made. These harken especially to the players who miss their games from previous generations.
3D All-Stars consists of a trio of hit Mario titles from the past. These include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. The package will receive a limited digital and physical release, staying up only until March 2021.
The limited release approach is driving the sales up. The game has a host of new features, many of which make the ports more playable.
These new features include a new aspect ratio for Super Mario Sunshine. The title will get a 16:9 aspect ratio, while Galaxy gets better Joy-Con optimization.
The collection itself also gives the Super Mario music player. This system allows fans to browse through the many soundtracks from the three titles.
3D All-Stars is a boon for nostalgic fans, scalpers
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a litmus test for Nintendo. It proves that many of their fans would buy anything, a stark contrast from the Wii and Wii U. The entire process is different from the time Nintendo was losing money almost a decade ago.
Now, rose-tinted glasses are creating artificial scarcity for the game. More and more people are buying the game due to the limited release date. The games don’t even seem to have updated graphics or remasters, but that’s too early to judge.
There’s a good chance that the pre-order numbers are likely from scalpers. The limited release means there’s an incentive to invest now. Once the game is delisting, scalpers can sell the physical copies for a ton of money.
The release comes well after a Mario 64 port came out for the PC. The illegal port is becoming a solid mod title for the community. Some are even playing the game in 4K and adding quality of life improvements to it.
Whatever the case, Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available starting September 18. With its numbers, it’s already a success. People are buying it even before a pixelated Mario even vents a quick wahoo.
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