Video: The Problem With The Super Mario 3D All-Stars Release

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What do Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35 and Jump Rope Challenge all have in common? They’re all limited-time releases and well…according to our very own American-based video producer Zion Grassl, it’s bad for everyone. Heck, even The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition got a limited run (for free) in 2011 and was then pulled off the shelves in 2012. Nintendo then brought it back for a whopping four days in 2014 before removing it again.

Cutting to the chase – our video producer thinks it’s bad for game preservation, bad business, and most of all bad for the consumer when they are eventually left with no option but an overpriced pre-owned game. Adding to this, it doesn’t even make sense to pull the digital versions. Of course, it could all be to do with marketing and encouraging fans to purchase certain products sooner rather than later. To hear Zion’s full thoughts, check out his latest Nintendo Life video above.

What are your own thoughts about Nintendo’s limited-time releases? Did you have any trouble acquiring Super Mario 3D All-Stars this week? Leave a comment down below.

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