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Scalpers are already profiting from the 'limited release' of Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Nintendo's choice to make Super Mario 3D All-Stars a 'limited release' is backfiring as scalpers take to online auction sites to charge ridiculous rates for the game.

The collection of three Super Mario games (Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy), which was announced earlier this week, will launch on September 18, and you'll only be able to buy it until March 31, 2020.

Oddly enough, there will be a limited number of physical games made, and that's already driving more unscrupulous types to flood auction sites with listings of the game on sale for well over double the RRP.

A quick look at eBay (via NintendoLife) shows listings of up £200/$260 – a far cry from the  £50/$60 recommended price point. That's not ideal when you consider that many retailers have already sold out all their pre-order stock.

A good number of these expensive listings have made sales, too, showing that there's a demand for the game even at a higher price.

The collection looks promising – in addition to having higher resolutions than their original versions, the games have apparently been optimized to make everything a bit smoother to play, and an in-game music-player mode has been added that'll allow you to play the music and songs from all three games – but is it worth upwards of £200/$260? We'll leave that for you to decide.

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Dom Peppiatt

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Dom is a veteran video games critic and consultant copywriter that has appeared in publications ranging from Daily Star to The Guardian. Passionate about games and the greater good they can achieve, you can usually find Dom listening to records, farting about in the kitchen, or playing Final Fantasy VIII (again).

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