Super Mario 3D All-Stars was announced to great fanfare and gamer excitement all around the world, so it should come as little surprise that the bundle is selling really well. Like, really really well.
Of course Animal Crossing is in first place this year in total sales, which makes sense considering since it's release date in March it's sold 22 million copies, which is insane.
Still, the fact that Super Mario 3D All-Stars being the second biggest seller this year so far is remarkable, especially considering that it's a pre-order and it's only been available as a pre-order for less than a week. And it's also in 7th place for Amazon UK, which means that Mario is doing gangbusters worldwide. For the curious, 3rd through 5th for Amazon.com include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Last of Us Part II, and Minecraft: Java Edition for PC/Mac.
So what's the rush? Well, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a limited time release. After March 31, 2021, it will no longer be commercially available. Of course, that doesn't mean that they won't release something else that contains this bundle of games (and Mario Galaxy 2, perhaps?) in the near future, but this current bundle will only be available for a limited time. Whether that makes it baffling that Nintendo is doing this, or if the purchase rush is due to the expiration date, we leave to you to decide. If you want it, now is as good of a time as any to get it, because Nintendo doesn't really do the sale thing when it comes to their big titles.
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