Super Mario 3D All-Stars Pre-Orders Cancelled By UK Retailer Base.com

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Pre-Orders Cancelled By UK Retailer Base.com

The real impact of Nintendo's decision to make 3D All-Stars a limited production is starting to show.

When it was announced during Nintendo’s recent Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct, Super Mario 3D All-Stars was confirmed to be having a limited run. No reason was given by Nintendo, however they confirmed in the announcement video that the game would be available both physically and digitally until March 31, 2021.

While the scarcity levels of the physical edition started to become clear, with the game selling out on Amazon, we now have further evidence as to just how hard it will be to get a hold of. Posted on ResetEra by user Geobros, then verified by Eurogamer, UK retailer Base.com has cancelled all pre-orders for Super Mario 3D All-Stars, citing a “woefully short” allocation as the reason.

The full email customers received can be seen below:

“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.”

It’s still incredibly bizarre that Nintendo has made, what would almost certainly be one of the most popular games in the Nintendo Switch’s history, so hard to get hold of.

Alongside 3D All-Stars, Nintendo announced an assortment of new and returning Mario titles. These included Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Super Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury and a new Game & Watch in which players can play the original Super Mario Bros. It’s unclear whether these titles will be so heavily impacted by a lack of stock.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available in just a few days on September 18 for the Nintendo Switch.