Update [Mon 27th Feb, 2023 17:45 GMT]: Nintendo of America got back to us with the following statement which makes clear that it will be looking to resupply outlets with more Metroid Prime Remastered stock ASAP should they sell out:

We will do everything we can to meet the strong demand for the product. Please continue to check with major retailers for availability. If the Metroid Prime Remastered game sells out at various retail locations in the U.S., we will work to provide more units as soon as possible.

So, if you haven't managed to snag a physical copy yet, the message here is to sit tight and avoid the scalpers — more will be coming soon. Phew!

Original Story [Fri 24th Feb, 2023 01:05 GMT]:

Metroid Prime Remastered is now available in physical form across the US, and it seems it's become the latest target of scalpers.

As highlighted by Kotaku and Nintendo fans on social media, this remaster of the legendary 2002 GameCube title appears to have "become a collector's item" overnight - with scalpers now listing the physical version on websites like eBay for prices well over the $40 USD retail price.

Nintendo hasn't specifically said anything about Metroid Prime Remastered being a "limited release" like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, but it's still getting a lot of attention. As mentioned last week, physical pre-orders on websites like GameStop and Amazon were already experiencing some delays.

Nintendo Life has reached out to Nintendo for comment about future physical restocks of Metroid Prime Remastered in the US, so if we hear anything back or learn more from elsewhere, we'll let you know.

Metroid Prime Remastered will launch physically in Japan and across Europe on 3rd March. Have you had any luck securing a copy so far? Tell us in the comments.

[source kotaku.com]