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Nintendo issues fresh warning about popular Switch game being removed from sale

There’s bad news for Switch fans this week, as Nintendo reiterates plans to remove a popular game from the eShop.

To celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the Super Mario series late last year, Nintendo released the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for Switch.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars contains remastered versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and the original Super Mario Galaxy.

Unfortunately, however, there’s one big catch when it comes to the availability of the popular Switch release.

As previously reported, the 3D All-Stars Collection will only be available to purchase until March 31, 2021.

This includes both the digital version from the Nintendo eShop, as well as the physical edition.

Sadly, despite selling millions of units since last launching last September, Nintendo has reiterated plans to remove the game from sale.

That’s according to a recent tweet from the official Japanese Nintendo Twitter account. 

READ MORE: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Switch REVIEW – A collection of classics with one or two caveats

Fans will be able to pick up a physical copy of the game from the likes of eBay, although prices are likely to rise as the years go by.

In addition to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Nintendo will also remove the Super Mario 35 Battle Royale game.

Likewise, Nintendo will cease production of the fantastic Game and Watch: Super Mario Bros. device.

The decision to remove Super Mario 3D All-Stars from sale is a little surprising given its popularity.

According to the most recent sales figures, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has sold more than 8 million units.

While it’s not necessarily the best re-release in terms of additional features, the quality of the games on offer means Nintendo could quite easily sell double this amount.

“Discover three of Mario’s grandest 3D adventures with Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Nintendo Switch!” reads the official description.

“This special bundle includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, all optimised for Nintendo Switch with updated HD graphics, Joy-Con controls, as well as a music player featuring the epic soundtracks from all three games!”

PS5 UK stock live alerts, dates, timings for GAME, Currys, Very, Amazon and Argos restocks

March is shaping up to be a huge month for PS5 restocks in the UK, and it all begins at GAME.

The PS5 is tipped to be back in stock at GAME, Amazon, Argos, Currys and Very within the first week of March.

With such a huge week of restocks ahead, Express Online will be posting live PS5 stock alerts for interested customers.

We’ll keep this article updated with all the latest rumours, reports and live stock alerts as they come in, so keep checking back for more information.

If you really want to grab a PS5 in the next wave of restocks, then you should head to GAME, where the PlayStation 5 will reportedly be back in stock between 9am GMT and 12pm GMT on the morning of March 2.

“GAME release between 9 and 12 Tomorrow – Guest checkout with autofill saves 2nd queue,” reads a PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates tweet. “Currys and Argos this week- add wishlist using app in prep for drop.”

Meanwhile, a separate PS5 Stock checker site believes that the GAME restock will take place at 9.45am GMT. The link below will take you to the GAME website, while the YouTube video embed will make a loud noise the second stock is available.


In addition to bots and scalpers, another reason why the console is so hard to come by is a lack of components.

Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki recently said that the manufacturing of PS5 consoles has taken a hit in the last few months. This is due to a lack of semiconductors and other components.

“It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components,” Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki explained.

“We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”

Fingers crossed Sony rectifies the problem sooner rather than later, especially with some of the games expected to drop later in 2021.

Game PS5 stock coming soon: UK PlayStation 5 restock news and timings

Game is reportedly getting a PS5 restock as early as tomorrow, with PlayStation 5 stock tracker account @PS5Instant claiming that a UK stock drop could be happening in the morning.

This would make Game one of the first UK retailers to release new PlayStation 5 stock during March 2021.

And plenty more is expected to follow, with the likes of Currys, Amazon and Argos also rumoured to be offering early drops.

From what has been shared so far, Game will be dropping PS5 stock early in the morning on Tuesday, March 2.

And as mentioned above, Game won’t be the only retailer to offer more stock this week in the UK.

Tuesday should see Game restock the PS5 between 9am and 12pm, and console hunters have been warned to be ready early.

Tweeting on Friday, February 26 the @PS5Instant Twitter posted: “March is going to huge for PS5 stock. We’re expecting two major shipments to big retailers. Amazon, Argos, Currys and Very are dropping the first week of March and the end of March! Don’t give in to the scalpers, we’re so close.”

The account went on to add: “or those asking. GAME drop will occur between 9am and Noon on the 2nd March. We’ll be live streaming it on YouTube, due to the success the stream had this week. A siren will go on upon drop.

“GAME is contacting people who had PS5s orders cancelled before releasing the leftovers, stock will drop next week.

“Argos and Amazon due to drop next week. Second GAME can drop anytime from 9am to 2pm this week.”

As ever, these reported stock drops have to be taken with a pinch of salt, as they come from unofficial sources.

However, many stock tracker accounts have proven reliable, even if there have been delays.

And with more retailers joining the list of PS5 suppliers in March, things are going to get busy.

Many stock tracker accounts have backed March to offer the best chance at buying a next-gen console since 2021 started.

According to PS5 Instant, the coming weeks will mark the “biggest” PS5 restock yet for “all retailers” in the UK.

Earlier this week, the account tweeted: “March restock will be the biggest yet for all retailers.”

And in a further boost, @PS5Instant went on to say that the first week and last week of March will bring with it plenty of opportunities to purchase a PS5.

It’s unclear what numbers are being discussed here, and it will be interesting to see how long the next few PlayStation restock events last.

Most being offered by Game and Argos have led to websites crashing and consoles being sold out within minutes.

Argos might have had one of the longest phases of allowing customers to buy a PlayStation 5, but this might have had more to do with technical difficulties and the stock dropping in the early hours of the morning.

GAME PS5 stock: When is GAME getting more PlayStation 5 console stock?

GAME earlier this week dropped another PS5 restock, with stock of both the Digital and Disc edition going live on Tuesday. It wasn’t just standalone consoles that were available to purchase with dozens of purchase options available, with plenty of different PS5 bundles for gamers to choose from. GAME along with Argos has arguably been one of the best places to buy a PS5 in the UK in recent months, with stock at these stores lasting longer than at other competitors.
So it’s understandable that for PS5 stock hunters plenty of eyes are on when the next GAME restock could be going live.

And according to one PS5 stock tracker account we could see the next GAME PS5 restock go live in the coming days.

The @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account was the first to post about Tuesday’s GAME PS5 restock, breaking the news the week before it was officially announced.

And now the PS5 stock tracker account is back once again to tweet about the next GAME restock.

It’s been claimed GAME could be getting more PS5 stock on Tuesday March 2.

The @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter posted: “News: Confirmed PS5 stock drop by GAME with pre-orders next Tuesday (02/03). Expected stock size is around 10K-15K again. The last guaranteed dispatch (release date) is 16/03. I’ll drop the bundles page link below as a thread.”

If you want to purchase a PS5 from GAME then this is the link you need to head to.

Once again dozens of bundle options are available for purchase, including the PS5 with hit launch games Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls or with subscription services or accessories.

Elsewhere the @PS5Instant Twitter has also been tweeting about the next GAME drop.

The account posted: “Looks like GAME is planning on releasing another wave of pre-orders on the 2nd March (Next Tuesday). 60% of the stock will be Disc, 40% Digital, over 15K units and way bigger drop than this weeks.”

In terms of what time the next GAME PS5 restock could go live, the previous one dropped at 9.45am when a queue opened – with GAME confirming around 11am that stock had sold out.

Discussing the potential stock drop time the @PS5Instant Twitter posted: “For those asking. GAME drop will occur between 9am and Noon on the 2nd March. We’ll be livestreaming it on YouTube, due to success the stream had this week. A siren will go on upon drop”.

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