Update [Wed 24th Mar, 2021 00:00 GMT]: Nintendo of America has published yet another reminder that Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Switch will only be available until the end of this month. Now might be the time to grab it, if you haven't already.
Original article [Thu 18th Mar, 2021 01:35 GMT]: It's March, and that means Nintendo is soon removing everything under the sun that's related to Super Mario. Super Mario Bros. 35 is going, the Super Mario Game & Watch will no longer be available for purchase and even Netflix is pulling an old Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon series.
The biggest loss, though, is arguably the removal of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection - containing Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. While there are theories that Nintendo will eventually offer these games on the Switch individually, at the moment the company is showing no signs of this.
Nintendo's website yesterday issued a timely reminder, once again, giving fans notice that this three-in-one collection will leave the Switch eShop on 31st March 2021. Obviously, you'll still be able to download and play it after this date. Here's the message:
Super Mario 3D All-Stars leaves Nintendo eShop on March 31st.
If you’ve had your eye on the Super Mario 3D All-Stars™ collection, this reminder is for you! Please note that the digital version will be leaving Nintendo eShop on March 31st*.
With this collection, you can play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures: Super Mario 64™, Super Mario Sunshine™, and Super Mario Galaxy™. This limited-time collection was released last year as part of the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary.
If you’ve already purchased the digital version, you’ll still be able to play the game after March 31st. Even if you remove the game from your system, you’ll still be able to re-download any time.
For more info on Super Mario 3D All-Stars, please visit https://supermario3dallstars.nintendo.com/.
So, if you haven't already picked up a digital copy of the game, you might want to act fast. While we count down the remaining days, tell us below what your own thoughts are about Nintendo's decision to remove all of this Mario content this month.
I'm just glad they ported 3D World since I never owned a Wii u
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Meh. Anyone who wanted it has gotten it by now. There was always an abundance of copies at retail, which will make it easily available 2nd hand.
Any irritation I had about the whole thing has disintegrated by now.
It’s been harder for me to find a copy of Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity than this game and that isn’t a limited edition. So I think people just blow this situation out of proportion.
I will never understand why Nintendo tries so hard to limit their own profits.
Nintendo will take it down and pirates will put it back up sooner or later.
Nintendo's reluctance to sell things they have the full rights to sell as they please only hurts themselves and the shrinking minority of players (like myself) who refuse to pirate games.
They do things like this. And they sit on a small mountain of legacy content they could easily re-release that would take little effort on their part and rake in lots of sweet sweet cash.
Instead they refuse to sell those titles, and pirates happily fill the gap. Nintendo will never stop the Homebrew and piracy community. For every rom site they take down, 3 more will pop up. Like Hydra.
Nintendo should give people in prison a chance to download it. Many may not get the chance to when they are released.
This is new information!!!!!!
I think we need at least 3 more articles about this.
What day? The constant beating over the head with this information on this site isn't nearly frequent enough for me to remember what day this happens.
You know for a website called Nintendo Life you guys sure like "antagonizing" Nintendo gamers all for views and comments.
Everyone always points a finger at the community, but these types of articles spew toxicity.
It has to do with value
Despite being out since console release, BoW still retails for full price
That's because they know it will sell
Supply and demand
If they were to re-release their entire vault every new console generation, tha would de-value their games. People would loose interest because they know it will just be there
Disney does the same thing
They bring out of the vault a movie once in a while and they sell out because of nostalgia
Sometimes they make a remake in the form of a "live action" to renew interest on Story
But Nintendo always err on side of caution
They much rather preserve the "brand" by keeping your rose-colored perspective of a beloved "childhood" game, instead of risking backslash from a re-release that was not able to please everyone
NL commenters: "How anti-consumer. They must hate money!"
Reasonable people: "Why? And no corporation hates money. That argument is clearly false."
NL commenters: "HOW DOES THERE BOOT TASTE FANBOY"
Reasonable people: "I'd still like an explanation for how this is anti-consumer."
@JimmySpades I don't think it's a very drastic opinion to say so, but it's mildly anti-consumer not because they hate money, but because it drives sales up like crazy. For people like me who would rather wait for a sale, I'll be missing it because it was $60 for it's duration on the shop at this point and I'm unwilling to pay that price. Physical being discontinued I totally get, but the digital never needs to leave the store. In that regard, they must not like their reputation, which is what has been taking the hit because people are getting concerned with how Nintendo will handle future releases. It's not fun feeling pressure to buy a release, which is all this really did. That's why for me, it feels mildly anti-consumer.
Oh, and bootlicker something something, had to throw that in there lol. (I'm joking)
@Heavyarms55 Not to mention that after the 31st, scalpers are gonna have a field day selling any copies they have saved up.
There really going to do it There...there going to do it..... Nintendo just wow. does any one know were I can get a big display case that can keep dust out? Asking for a friend.
Glad I bought my copy. I have to wonder if they'll eventually rerelease it in a budget line a few years from now, like how the original Super Mario All-Stars release for the Wii was (ala Nintendo Selects).
can't wait for prices to inflate in the next year or so for this game!
To call the move evil shows a lack of economic knowledge, if anything it's just kind of dumb, and at this point if Nintendo relented and kept the digital release around, people would accuse them of driving up the price.
@Screen Ya it what I have been saying, why not keep it and keep making money off of it.
Given how crap the ports are they’re probably doing us a favour.
I am honestly exited for it to past. Than Nintendo life can move on from it. But let’s be honest. There will still be articles through april
@Muh-ario I'm just glad they ported 3D World since I never owned a Wii u
What I wouldn't give if people would stop saying this.
I hope Nintendo ports all of the Switch's exclusives to the next console so that people who didn't support Nintendo this gen can still play them.
I have bought 3D All Stars last 2 weeks and already updated the game.
I don't like at all this practical business.
Nintendo should never force peoples to buy the limited time games by under pressure of limited date. It just disturbing my shopping plan to get other games that more important than 3D All Stars.
@BloodNinja are you new to Nintendo? You NEVER wait for a sale on a Nintendo console.... You'd have to wait 2-3 years for a $10-20 off.
Rather pay those $10 for playing it on release day than have to wait 24 months ... you're saving like $1 per month if you wait for a sale. Which, to be honest, is ridiculous.
@fafonio Oh please, spare me the sarcasm, I don't need it right now. Mario Maker 2 and Link's Awakening I got both for 40% off at different times last year from the eShop, and I've seen Odyessey and other Nintendo first party titles go on sale at different times. I live below my means, so saving 15-20 bucks is actually really important to me.
@BloodNinja Then save and wait for a sale for other games. Just because this one time you couldn't save $10 by waiting 2 years will not be the end of the world.
As I said, even if you saw a $10 sale by now, the game released on September... 7 months.... then you would have saved $1.43 for every month you waited. Which isn't that much of a reason to let this game slip. But its your money and your gaming habits, so I won't be trying to change your mind.
Seems like this should have been in the news before😠
I kidding : P
I think I feel another soapbox article about to be posted.
What do you guys in the comments think?😏
Still makes no sense to me but whatever! I downloaded it and have 2 sealed physical copies in the vault!! Perhaps Super Mario Galaxy 2 next please??
@fafonio I saved $60 by not buying it. I can live without it.
@Heavyarms55 Small mountain? Lol... More like HUGE mountain. Nintendo easily has the most nostalgic, highly regarded, most recognizable games in the world.
While I agree with your other points it's important to remember that these are their games.... So it's their decision. I honestly think japanese culture is plays a big part as to why they don't "rake in the cash". Miyamoto makes less (way less) than any american gaming exec... Japanese culture (generally) puts emphasis on quality and less emphasis on profits.
@RobotReptile exactly. I would be irritated if they changed they're minds. I would wait for a 30% discount (a year or more) if I had the chance
@Crono1973 if they stick to flash cards, then backwards compatibility would be fine.
Also not quite the same, the Wii U sold poorly, so it would have been a waste to let some great games be stuck there and only purchasable as used copies with high prices.
Ok bye. Never planned to buy some emulated games for a top price anyway.
The ports were bare bones and half arsed.
A years old Shield TV Galaxy port and SM64 which was bettered by the Switch Homebrew Comminity left me cold.
Here’s to the re-release/remasters in 2025.
@Muh-ario Backwards compatibility has absolutely nothing to do with sharing the same media format from one console to another.
It is achieved by system architecture similarities (hardware BC) from one generation to the next or is written into the system kernel (software BC).
How many time is this article going to be written?
Honestly, this is getting pathetic now. We get it Nintendo Life. Just when I thought the standard of journalism here was getting better with some of the really interesting articles recently, but we just get this same article reprinted over and over again.
Fire Emblem 1 also and there's no physical Switch carts for that so better get it if you have any interest on it.
Nintendo sure is cool...
@Heavyarms55 "Instead they refuse to sell those titles, and pirates happily fill the gap. Nintendo will never stop the Homebrew and piracy community. For every rom site they take down, 3 more will pop up."
And that's a good thing!
look, this is a marketing scheme devised to 1) create a rush of purchases in the first few months, and 2) make Nintendo loads of money on the secondhand market for years to come. you think they dont have stockpiles theyll sell for years at a disgustingly marked up value? they didnt even put Galaxy 2 on it, for no reason at all. And sites like this one just pump out the call: BUY NOW, BUY NOW. gross. whatever happened to real video game mags and sites where you could read some actual criticism and insight. now its just a bunch of sycophantic cheerleaders that ra-ra anything Nintendo makes or does.
You can still find many physical copies in stores,
I guess it wasn't that succesful?
Screw them not buying it. Nintendo is so ridiculous year after year.
Do we really need a daily article about this?
We get it, it’s going, it wasn’t that great to begin with.
I love these games but they did nothing to update them for modern times, the crash and spyro remakes put them to shame!
I'm pretty sure nintendo life did another article is bc nintendo came out with another reminder.
I would pretty much GUARANTEE you, that they will release all 3 of those games separately on the Eshop in the very near future. They have been very careful to state this edition. Just wait, before the end of the year, those 3 titles will be available to purchase separately in digital form.
The Game & Watch is such a ripoff for $50
@DStanton I say small because a decent number of classic titles do have licensing issues potentially. I am only referring to games that are totally theirs and they could just re-release no questions asked.
I gotta pick up fire emblem. Will do so on Friday before I forget.
13 days left of the same article and the same comments (predicting at least 6-7 more rounds of this, don't let me down), then in April it will be time for the Soapbox: Super Mario 3D All Stars - Why I'm Fine With This - where it will go off in the comment sections yet again. Oh well. See you folks in the next one!
@jrt87 Right you will be able to find physical copies especially at used games stores where people will trade them in. I remember getting the Zelda Collection on Gamecube long after Nintendo sold them used from GameStop, heck they sold them up untill they stopped selling Gamecube games. So you will still be able to find copies after the deadline.
Could care less because I have my physical copy. Its wack, but they warned us from the beginning this was going to happen.
I think people are forgetting that Nintendo are a Japanese company and many companies to 'limited releases' all the time to celebrate events. Just look at Pepsi and Kit Kat and the amount of limited edition chocolates they've released over the years.
Maybe nintendo will have a flash sale at midnight on the 31st and sell it for half price or something?
I want it, but don't have the money. Thanks Nintendo.
@Moistnado Amazing idea. So that those who felt pushed into the purchase by the deadline can get a second, much bigger slap in the face. Won't happen.
This whole deadline thing was an experiment. Nintendo keeps their game prices high even for old games, and customers generally accept this. That's their default strategy.
But I think the figured that people are waiting for (mild) sales on their games, postponing buying games that they are somewhat interested in. So, they tried something different this time, trying to force these people to purchase. The question is, how many of us bought this game earlier than planned? Or maybe some of us even bought it this way, while they could have been postponing the purchase indefinitely...
So they tried this, and they are now analyzing the sales results on the one hand, and the sentiment (how people feel about it) on the other. If it is a success, they might do it again, or in a slightly different manner. It's all about squeezing money out of us, which eventually is kind of okay, they are an enterprise.
Good. Anyone interested has had ample opportunity to buy it by now. 6 months means a lot of people had chance to ask for birthday, everyone had chance to ask for Christmas, everyone had chance to save their lunch money/wash a few cars. Anyone that hasn't already bought the game clearly isnt bothered about it
Frankly, it should have ended 31st January so we can move onto the Zelda Anniversary already.
@gergelyv maybe a $1 sale lol
I've played Animal Crossing longer, but this was still my favourite game release of 2020.
Maybe we can get to more important things like Galaxy 2.
@BloodNinja I agree with you here.
It's manufactured scarcity. And yeah, I wouldn't be upset if the digital version stayed up. I wait for sales as well, despite being able to afford the games. I just don't think most games are worth what they charge.
But, I've bought 3D All Stars because of that limited availability, and even worse, I have to buy it again. My 4 year old really enjoys the games, and we bought him a red Mario switch (hidden away for Xmas), but because he enjoys the games so much, and because it disappears in a few weeks, and because I don't trust him with physical games, my options are limited.
@nocdaes Good thing there wasn't mass layoffs due to some special event the last year. Those guys had plenty of chance to "wash cars"...
Wow slow news day rewording this for the hundredth time
Man, you guys really are milking this event as much as you can
I just bought a 2nd-hand copy of the retail version for 30€ which is exactly how much I‘m willing to pay for it...
@BloodNinja Good luck with trying to scalp a game literally everyone has. You can get second hand copies for 30€. There are so many copies available of that collection that nobody cares about it being delisted.
People always whine about Nintendo. Anti-consumer this. Greed that.
This time Nintendo produced so many copies of something that literally everyone and their mama can have it and that nobody can cry around because it's sold out day1 (amiibos... anything that has Zelda written on it...) and people are still crying.
Conclusion: People just want to be angry, offended, sad, and whatever, without any given reason regardless the topic. => Desperate for attention?
@RobotReptile it is still a pain that someone buying a switch from next month forward won't be able to buy a digital copy... But first world problem for sure
@BloodNinja "I live below my means, so saving 15-20 bucks is actually really important to me."
Hmm... I'm kinda new to Nintendo and see that they're very active with doing sales. Their own games are kinda stable forever apparently but... You can buy coupons. In the Switch Online screen you can buy a pack of two coupons for 99€. (I don't know how much that is in other regions, sorry, so I will use Euros). You can trade these coupons for a game. Which means, you get every game for 50€. Which, you obviously should only use on games Nintendo published because all the other games have a normal price development...
So if you buy Zelda BotW and Smash Ultimate, which are 70€ each, it would be 140€. But if you use the coupons you get both for 100€. All other Nintendo published games are 60€ (aside Captain Toad, which is 40€), which means you would save 20€ whenever you get two new games.
I mean, it's cool that Nintendo does sometimes put their own games on sale too, but tbh I wouldn't wait for months, years, just to save another 10€ on a game... 10€ are nothing. A DECENT pizza is 10€. I never had Domino's but I noticed today I have one in my district. I went to their website and a 29cm pizza is 18€. See? If you're smoking, a pack of cigarettes is 6€. Most smokers do 1-2 packs a day. I can imagine that for Africa or Asia 10€ seems to be much, but as a European... ehh... 10€... wow... <shrugs> Not worth waiting another year. I never understood that every time when there was a PlayStation sale people in the PlayStation forums I was at asked "is X worth 2$?". I don't understand... It's just 2$. 2$ isn't even buying you bread. I mean decent bread, not that dry and tasteless white bread for 60cents where you eat the whole 500g pack at once and are still hungry because it's basically just air with carbs... Just buy the game already...
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Are you suggesting Nintendo life just keeps re-posting the same article over and over for advertising clicks, the mere thought of this is pure insanity.
How do you know that Nintendo are not going to offer these titles individually on the e-Shop, and then may get discounted at some point in time?.
Can you guys remind me one more time? I've already forgotten as I'm typing this.
@johnvboy Never! I would never suggest that...lol
See you in tomorrow's All Star comment section.
There is nothing good that could come out of this. I could understand the reasoning behind limited releases when it comes to more niche stuff like MOTHER, I guess. But Mario? That's just free money that Nintendo doesn't want.
@Heavyarms55 ok gotcha. However still, think about all the mario (mainline and spinoffs), zelda, metroid, animal crossing games in their back catalog... All of which are completely "theirs"... And that's not even including games like wii sports, play, resort etc (which could easily be ported to switch with motion joycon controls)... And nintendos...
Almost all the games I mentioned above sold exceptionally well... I believe if any of these games were re-released on switch... Nintendo could make a ton of money.
It's easily enough content to last them a few years in terms of release schedule. (A mountain of content lol)
@jamesthemagi I would agree with that if Nintendo didn’t keep re-leasing the same games over and over and still act like they’re worth full price. I’m not totally against that, since re-releases for people who never played certain game, but I believe they like getting people in a frenzy thinking “this is your last chance you better grab one!”. And they did announce a re-release Pokémon with that had back lash just a couple weeks ago.
The government should be investigating Nintendo over this. This is anti-consumer and unfair to everyone who doesn't work and can't afford these games during a pandemic. At the very least, the game should be half price for six months before it's pulled, but it shouldn't be pulled at all. I bought a Switch, and I should be able to buy every game for it as long as I have my console.
@Muh-ario Maybe if all these people who want to play Wii U games would have bought a Wii U it wouldn't have sold poorly. See how simple that is?
@Crono1973 Good call. Nintendo really blew off the loyal fans who bought the Wii U and supported it. Hey, here's a better version of a game you already purchased, for those who couldn't have cared less. And here's another ... and another ... and another. Now you've got upgraded versions of all the games only our most loyal fans bought. There should have been some kind of small credit, maybe like the 3DS Ambassador program, to reward us.
@Crono1973 no, because it was overpriced and its game production was really slow, that doesnt mean the few games it had aren't worth playing.
I think Virtual Boy Wario Land is a good game, but it wasnt worth getting a Virtual Boy for it.
@Minecraft_Master In my country we call this bumbo klaat. No product is guaranteed to hang around forever. Six months is long enough to scrape together 60 dollars. Put away two dollars a week. Sell jerk chicken on a corner in your spare time for extra cash. If you really want something you'll make the effort to get it. If Nintendo were doing this with every game, that would be unreasonable. But 99 percent of the Switch games ever released are still out there, easily purchased. If one or two here or there are limited-time things, prioritize them and buy them.
@Muh-ario Ummmm ... I think Wario Land may be the only game I have for my Virtual Boy. =>)
@Muh-ario I hope the people who think that the Switch is overpriced get a chance to play the Switch's exclusive games next gen.
@Crono1973 Can you pass the salt? There seems to be a lot of it on your side
@Crono1973 the difference being the Switch having a much larger library of first and third party games with more on the horizon as opposed to the Wii U which was dead in the water most of the time which is why most people didnt get it and would rather wait till the better system to try the handful of mario games they missed.
@Kirbo100 Can you pass the salt? There seems to be a lot of it on your side
That's what I am doing, passing the salt.
@Crono1973 Why thank you. My fries could really use em
@Kirbo100 Why thank you. My fries could really use em
@WiltonRoots You, sir, have won the day.
When they come for my copy, I’ll be ready. You hear me Nintendo? I’ll be ready. You know where to find me. I’ll be waiting.
@NintendoByNature - On 21.3.3116.5, 23:54, or forever to be known as Boot Licking Anti Consumer Day When Stuff That Had Been For Sale Wasnt For Sale No More.
@Crono1973 There should be no GameCube ports because that wouldn't be fair to the 22 million people who supported Nintendo while Sony absolutely crushed them that gen. Want to play those games, you should've been there to support Nintendo that gen. How dare people ask to have GameCube games on their platform of choice. (this is sarcasm)
@Kirbo100 There should be no GameCube ports because that wouldn't be fair to the 22 million people who supported Nintendo while Sony absolutely crushed them that gen. Want to play those games, you should've been there to support Nintendo that gen. How dare people ask to have GameCube games on their platform of choice. (this is sarcasm)
Yeah and we still get the same responses. "I'm glad Nintendo ported Super Mario Sunshine because I never had a Gamecube."
Oh those responses annoy me but moreso with the Wii U since it's a last gen console and not 3 gens ago.
Not buying it. Only interested in Galaxy 1&2.
i only "want" it because it'll be taken away. I own all of these games on their original consoles so I don't think ill be picking this up. I went with 3D World and I regret nothing.
Meanwhile, with MS and Sony, your last gen games just work on current gen, and they also work better. In the case of MS, I think you are even able to play a lot of very old games, no need to repurchase them, etc. And I know that Nintendo couldn't do this with Switch and Wii U even if they wanted to, as the two platforms are entirely incompatible, discs vs cards, and all. Still, it s*cks that Nintendo thinks I should play full price again for a new version of something with minimal improvements. I also suspect that it is taking at least some of their focus away from creating something original.
Overall cost of ownership of a Switch is sky high compared to especially XBOX but also PS, if you look at an "average" gamer who would want to play some platform exclusives, but not necessarily at launch. On every other platform, these games cost a fraction of the launch price a few months after launch, and with XBOX you get a pile of games for free with Game Pass.
Nintendo has its name and history, has a unique hybrid platform, and some very strong franchises. But they are not shy milking as much any out of these unique benefits as possible.
I think the "sane" way right now is a Series X + Game Pass, in terms of cost vs what you get. If you don't insist on any exclusive franchises, or handheld, etc.
@Crono1973 why does it have to annoy you that not everyone owned a Wii U?
This isn't anything new, most of the Dreamcast popular exclusives were ported immediately to Gamecube, PS2, and Xbox. But by you're logic the people who got to enjoy those games for the first time on those systems should have just supported a console that was dead on arrival instead.
@Altina Thanks but I’m good, no need to waste money, even if it’s 10-15 bucks. Every little bit adds up, I’m not talking about saving money on this one game, I use that sort of savings methods across many purchases, like food, clothes, etc. so it all adds up. You have different views with money, which is great for you but I’m not gonna drop $60 because someone on the net just told me to.
@Richnj That’s another thing! Man I didn’t think of that. I guess Nintendo expects all of us to be rich!
@Burning_Spear Jah bless...
Imagine how amazing it would be if Nintendo just put all there legacy content from N64-Wii on NSO and only bumped up the price like 15-20$ and they put these 3 games on it because I'd feel super happy and maybe like a little betrayed.
@Burning_Spear It may be easy for you, but I just bought a PS5. I have limited money for games. How does Nintendo expect me to pay $60 for a new game so soon? I shouldn't be forced to buy games. And I don't have time to play it anyway between Minecraft and Super Mario 35 being delisted soon. It's anti-consumer to release one game for free and then make me pay for another and then delist them both after six months.
@BloodNinja No, Nintendo doesn't expect you to be rich. It provides products at a price largely comparable to market value and offers — offers — you the opportunity to purchase those products. You don't have to be rich to purchase any video game. You've stated that you're avoiding the game because you think the price is excessive. That's your opinion and it's fair. Eight million people disagree. You're happy, they're happy ... what's the problem?
Yup, we all know. But please, keep reminding us. There are still 2 weeks left in March.
@WiltonRoots satta massa gana
It's unlikely their motive has anything to do with profits, I've seen theories as innocent as they just want to keep it special, and and dastardly as they want to see how little they can give their fans.
I'd lean more towards the former if anything else.
@Screen That's a reasonable position. Reasonable is a bad word around here. I can suggest that by providing a steady flow of limited-time events, downloads and full games, Nintendo is trying to keep people engaged and using the Switch regularly, hence keeping the product vibrant. But no, it has to be because Nintendo is evil and greedy. That's what businesses are. They force customers to buy overpriced products and laugh at them behind their backs.
@Burning_Spear I wouldn't claim to assume I know something about 8 million people I don't know, in an attempt at sarcasm or being asinine. I shared my opinion, if you have a problem with it you'll just have to deal with your own feelings about the matter.
@BloodNinja Your right. I think Nintendo is lying about 8 million sales, and I think a lot of the people who bought that game didn't want to but were forced to buy it. Nintendo is anti-consumer.
@Minecraft_Master I didn’t say anything about 8 million people I don’t know. Go bother someone else.
Listen guys. Nintendo want to help the scalpers. They believe in small business.
Please stop reminding us! We're sad, but we all know!
Glad I bought the physical version.
"but I just bought a PS5. I have limited money for games. How does Nintendo expect me to pay $60 for a new game so soon?"
So you can afford a $400/$500 console + at least one game but not a $60 game?? Perhaps you would've been better off picking up All-Stars in the last several months and held off on the PlayStation... You do you though, its your money after all.
I think I’m the only person alive that remembers the date after 31 March
This is terrible news. They should at least remind us
@Heavyarms55 Instead they refuse to sell those titles, and pirates happily fill the gap. Nintendo will never stop the Homebrew and piracy community.
Here's the problem with that logic. HomeBrew and Piracy helps no-one and hurts everyone including the developers whom get's no $$$ for their Blood/Sweat in creating those games or others. And NIN will not support HomeBrew nor fix any HomeBrew system - matter of fact they might Bann your NIN account for doing so as well. So either you support NIN/Developers or you don't and Piracy supports neither
@Heavyarms55 For every rom site they take down, 3 more will pop up. Like Hydra.
This is called IP protection. They have every right to do so regardless what we consumers want to think. It's in their interest to do so. And Anniversary is Anniversary why would they keep going on when it's over with. I think people are overblowing this out of proportion here. No one eats Codes and lives on that - it cost Labor/Time to make and remaster games nothing is Free Lunch here.
This also brings up this over used link about Physical vs Digital owner ship as well. So if you really want the game get the Physical and you will never have to worry why can't I find it on eShop.
Digital Distribution Vs Physical Media and True Ownership
@SwitchForce They don't get money from the people who sell their old games for hundreds of dollars either. Nintendo isn't getting any of that $300+ for Path of Radiance or $200 for Pokémon Platinum or HGSS. Whether you pirate or buy from a second-hand dealer, Nintendo isn't getting your money either way.
Modern games are a different story as digital shops exist so there's no reason not to buy the game unless you're stingy with money. But since Nintendo refuses to put some of their older console stuff on a digital eshop, there are only 2 options left for the consumer: emulate it, or spend way too much money for a 10+ year old game
@Altina They actually got rid of the coupon thing (at least in the USA) quite a while ago.
I was gonna use it to get Mario All Stars but it never happened. Gonna grab it now I guess.
@Minecraft_Master "The government should be investigating Nintendo over this. This is anti-consumer and unfair to everyone who doesn't work and can't afford these games during a pandemic. At the very least, the game should be half price for six months before it's pulled, but it shouldn't be pulled at all. I bought a Switch, and I should be able to buy every game for it as long as I have my console."
Congratulations, you won the "The world revolves around me and everything should be designed to appeal to me!"-Trophy for this day.
Did you know there was an US-exclusive amiibo called "Delicious"? It was on a box of some limited edition Kelloggs cereals. ...That was available for TEN DAYS.
It will never come back again.
Does anyone care? No.
But every time someone at Nintendo is yawning people lose their chill...
Mario 3D All-Stars, which contains games everyone should have at some platform meanwhile anyway, was released September 18, 2020. You had around half a year time to get that. Half a year. That are roughly 180 days. How much time do you need to pick up a "limited edition" that lasted for half a year and got produced in such high quantitiy that not even scalpers care about it?
I seriously don't understand why every time when I open my Firefox I see people whining and complaining everywhere about literally everything for reasons I seriously can't understand... I doubt Nintendo would call back all unsold copies and then burn them or whatever... But you for sure could just get it second hand... jeez... So much pointless drama literally everywhere...
@Kirbo100 you clearly missed the point being made but that's not new here.
@Kirbo100 Modern games are a different story as digital shops exist so there's no reason not to buy the game unless you're stingy with money.
What delusional logic is that. Another mindset that doesn't understand physical vs digital ownership.
@Altina This is anti-consumer and unfair to everyone who doesn't work and can't afford these games during a pandemic
There was nothing anti-consumer not sure how people make illogical connections where there is nothing there.
So I can't buy it on the 31st March as it says it leaves on that day, annoying as I get paid the working day before the 1st of the new month
Can we just shut up about March 31st already? Yeesh.
...reminds me of when Disney used to release their classic films for a “limited time” on VHS/DVD 😁
I bet Nintendo has something planned already. Nintendo eShop (digital only) individual games?
I can not wait to see the return of creative filler articles when this March 31 story is over. I’m sure we’ll get a few “Mario I’d DEAD! Did you get the games in time” articles but man you guys, NO ONE can forget about March 31 cause it’s all that you post about lol.
I already have a physical copy but I am tempted to get the digital copy just because I won't have another chance.
@Don just imagine "I sentence you to 10 years in prison, this also means you will miss out on a limited edition videogame". Imagine the tears. So sad.
At this point why shouldn’t they do this and do it again and since these sites won’t speak out against it?
In my opinion, limited release means that the game will never be on sale, at least on the eshop. This means people waiting for a sale, won't get it or will pay more than they normally would. I think that is the tactic and it seems a bit greedy. It is expensive but nobody is forcing you to buy the game. Vote with your wallet if you care about this sort of thing.
On behalf of everyone in the comment section, would you NL writers please stop reminding us about the shutdown? It's starting to get really, REALLY old and reeks of desperation for views.
Nintendolife: "Mario 35 games will be removed on 31st of march 2021"
Readers: "We know."
10 minutes later: Nintendolife: "Mario 35 games will be removed on 31st of march 2021"
Readers: "We know!"
5 minutes later: Nintendolife: "Mario 35 games will be removed on 31st of march 2021"
Readers: "PLEASE, for the love that all is good and holy in the world; WE KNOW!"
One hour of silence.
Nintendolife: "Mario 35 games will be removed on 31st of march 2021"
Readers: * sigh * They need the clicks and views
News flash WE F**ING KNOW.
@JayJ I have it the other way around, bought it digital and now Im tempted to get it physical before the stores ran out
So long, farewell.
Odds on NL reporting the games are finally gone and someone in the comments section is genuinely shocked and gets annoyed!?
It is the internet, I wouldn't be surprised if that occurs.
This is a game collection to mark the 35th Anniversary. It wouldn't mark the occasion if the collection was around forever.
Also there have been millions of physical copies sold so it has hardly been a limited run nevermind the 6 odd months people have been able to purchase the digital copy.
Plus the three games will no doubt be available on the eshop for seperate purchase at some stage.
To sum up: It aint that big of a deal.
Anyone else reading to much into Nintendo's Tweet where it states 3-in-1 All Star package?
@SeantheDon29 Must be a slow news day.
@sanderev @SeantheDon29 What's sad is that they are even reminding us in non Mario articles now
@TheFullAndy That would happen, regardless if you keep posting about it or not. Posting about it once or twice should be enough for 99% of the people.
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