With a week until launch, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has already been met with stock shortages in the United Kingdom.
Base.com has been informed that it will receive a “woefully short” stock allocation, the result being that they have had to make the “regrettable decision” to cancel all pre-orders.
With the three-in-one collection to receive a “limited production” to be made available at retailers until approximately 31st March 2021, it’s unsurprising that demand has already outpaced supply.
Given the game’s availability for six months, you wouldn’t expect issues right from launch and what’s worrying is that Nintendo was unable to confirm whether more stock would be made available beyond release.
“We have just been notified of our allocation of Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo Switch) and it is woefully short,” the specialist online entertainment retailer explained in an email to customers (thanks, ResetEra).
“This is very disappointing and it is with great regret that we have to inform you that we will be unable to fulfil your order on the day of release.
“Further, as Nintendo and their UK distributors are unable to give us any reassurance that more stock will become available after release, we have taken the regrettable decision to cancel all orders. You have not been charged for your order.
“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this action has caused you and wanted to thank you for choosing base.com.”
Super Mario 3D All-Stars brings three classic Mario 3D adventures – Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy – to Nintendo Switch, in one package for a new generation.
With higher resolutions than their original versions, the games have been “optimised for a smooth gameplay experience” and have an in-game music-player mode in which you can listen to the music and songs from all three games, even when your console’s screen is off.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 18th September 2020.