Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is out on the Switch next week and there are new reports of online pre-orders being cancelled at Walmart in the US.

It's not known how "widespread" this is, but according to multiple stories, customers have received emails mentioning how this particular Switch release will only be offered "in stores". Here's part of this message (via 'Wario64' on X):

Walmart: "We know you were looking forward to purchasing Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) online. At this time, Nintendo will only be offering this item in stores. While your pre-order was canceled, we expect to have this item in store on its release day, May 23, 2024. We hope you can stop in!"

As noted in the email, Walmart is offering customers $25 off their next purchase as an apology.

According to GoNintendo, Amazon has also been cancelling some Switch game pre-orders recently, including Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The same source has reached out to Nintendo for comment, so if we hear any updates, we'll pass on the news.

Have you had any issues pre-ordering a copy of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door? Let us know in the comments.

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