Super Mario 3d All Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Nintendo's recent compilation of three classic Mario platformers, had a very strong start to life on the market – even if it couldn't beat Animal Crossing: New Horizon's tremendous early sales.

The game shifted a whopping 5.21 million copies between 18th September (its launch date) and 30th September. Of course, it was always going to sell well, but could Nintendo's decision to limit the game's availability have had a significant impact?

As you may recall, upon the game's launch, it was confirmed that the title would only be sold up until March 2021. With several other Nintendo titles suffering a similar limited-time fate recently, the topic's caused quite the debate among fans worldwide, and a poll ran on this very site revealed that the majority of our readers really aren't happy about it.

In a second poll, 36% of Nintendo Life voters revealed that they decided to buy Super Mario 3D All-Stars earlier than they would have ordinarily to avoid missing out. Did you buy earlier than planned too? Are you yet to pick up a copy? Let us know in the comments.