Super Mario 3D All-Stars has already outsold The Last Of Us Part 2 on Amazon

Scalpers on eBay are already charging up to £200 for pre-orders of Super Mario All-Stars, as Nintendo’s limited release policy proves a hit.

Fans may have acted upset that Super Mario 3D All-Stars is going to be available for only six months but that hasn’t stopped pre-orders from going through the roof, in terms of both quantity and price.

Even though you can pre-order it yourself straight from Nintendo, and other stores, scammers on eBay are already asking for upwards of £200 for a physical boxed copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, with almost all pre-order prices being much higher than the stated price of £49.99.

You’d hope nobody would be crazy enough to pay £200, but there are currently six watchers on one listing for £75 – which shows people are not dismissing these prices out of hand.

As if that wasn’t enough Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already the second best-selling video game of 2020 on Amazon.com, beating all non-Nintendo games this year and behind only Animal Crossing: New Horizons – and remember, it was only announced on Thursday.

That’s obviously only including physical sales, because that’s all Amazon sells, but you can see the full list here. It’s mostly made up of gift cards and controllers but in terms of actual games Animal Crossing is at number four, followed by Super Mario 3D All-Stars at number 14, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at number 17, and The Last Of Us Part 2 at number 21.

The list for Amazon.co.uk isn’t quite as crazy but it’s not that far off, with Animal Crossing at number three, The Last Of Us Part 2 at number seven (and nine), Minecraft on Switch at number 12, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at number 15, Pokémon Sword at number 24, Just Dance 2020 on Switch at number 30, and then finally Super Mario 3D All-Stars at number 35.

The thirst for new Nintendo Switch games is obviously real but as beloved as Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy are (Super Mario Sunshine is generally rather less popular) there have been many complaints about the price and the fact that the games seem to be simple remasters with no major changes from the originals.

As usual though the disconnect between what gamers complain about and what they spend their money on is vast, and no matter what else happens now Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already one of the biggest games of the year.

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