The UK retailer canceled pre-orders of all Super Mario 3D All-Stars, blaming Nintendo’s “mournful” allocation.


A UK retailer has canceled pre-orders of all Super Mario 3D All-Stars, blaming Nintendo for “lesser” allocations.

Yesterday Base.com, which is popular among gamers for its cheap prices compared to the likes of Amazon and GAME, sent an email to customers who had ordered to cancel the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusively.

Initially, emails reported by ResetEra user Geobros and verified by Eurogamer have a few options for Nintendo:

“We have been informed of our allocation of Super Mario 3D All-Star (Nintendo Switch) and it is fairly low. It is very disappointing and it is with great regret that we have to inform you that we are full of you Will be unable to do. ” [sic] Order on release day.

“Also, as Nintendo and their UK distributors [sic] Unable to give us any assurance that more stock will become available upon release, we have made the regrettable decision to cancel all orders. “

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While Base.com has canceled all pre-orders and removed the game from its website only a week before release, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is still available to pre-order on Amazon and the game is. However, it has been sold on ShopTo.

An impressed customer who had won Super Mario 3D All-Stars pre-order from Base.com at £ 44.85 told Eurogamer that he was now forced to pre-order at Amazon at £ 49.99: “Base my pre -For this. Ordering Nintendo games because they’re usually a little cheap, “he said,” but given how scary the game seems, I felt it better to pay the extra that the gimmick is on hold. Do not come. ”

Nintendo was criticized for creating an artificial shortage after Super Mario 3D All-Stars announced to be available physically and digitally as a limited run until March 2021. Switch Exclusive includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy (sorry, no Mario Galaxy 2). The games have not been completely remodeled but are simply optimized for the new consoles with higher performance, new screen ratios and Joy-Con support.