Last week, Nintendo removed Super Mario 3D All-Stars from Switch eShop and confirmed that it would stop sending new copies to retailers. At the time, we wondered whether money changers on sites like eBay would take the opportunity to inflate the prices of the copies they were undoubtedly holding, and it seems that they did just that. The question, however, is whether these money changers are actually managing to sell these exorbitant copies of the game.
For now, at least, the answer seems to be “no”, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. If you search eBay for Super Mario 3D All-Stars now, you’ll find a decent mix of fair-priced copies and very high-priced ones. There are several copies priced well above the MSRP, with some reaching hundreds and others thousands. We even saw an ad priced at $ 25,000 – or a stylish ad hoping to take advantage of some poor soul with more money than eBay’s search skills, or a complete joke or through ad.
While we don’t expect anyone to buy a copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for $ 25,000 or so, what about listings that cost $ 100 or more? Are people buying this? It turns out that they are not – while looking at the sold lists of Super Mario 3D All-Stars shows lists from early January onwards, there are some lists that have been sold since the game was removed from the list that only fetched about $ 70 or so. any less.
The question now is what will happen in the future, when we are further away from the disappearance of Super Mario 3D All-Stars. There is a decent chance that many money changers are stocking up so that prices will rise significantly. There is also the distinct possibility that most people who wanted a copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars bought it while it was available, leaving money changers with less options to unload their stock.
We’ll see what happens over time, but at least for now, it looks like there’s plenty of affordable inventory for those who are still looking for a copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars. So if you missed Super Mario 3D All-Stars the first time, it looks like you still have a chance to get a copy without breaking the bank.