Nintendo considers reprinting ‘Limited Edition’ 25th Anniversary Super Mario All-Stars collection

Good luck finding a copy of the 25th Anniversary Super Mario All-Stars collector’s edition. The game is sold out at most retailers – and those looking for copies of the limited edition collection online can look forward to paying up to three times the suggested retail price on eBay. But due to the overwhelming demand for the special boxed set, Nintendo is considering reprinting the game at a later date.

“We are gratified by the consumer response to this limited-edition product, which we created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game for the NES,” said Nintendo public relations director Marc Franklin to “Because of the strong response, we are exploring the option of bringing this item back at a later date.”

Until then, Franklin suggests that you check with your local retailers as “supplies will vary by store.”

Jan 19, 2011

[Source: Wired]

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  • silenig - January 20, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    Let me get this straight - this is a SNES cartridge (the original Super Mario All Stars) that happens to be accompanied by an audio CD containing chiptunes, and a leaflet that looks as thick as a brochure. They didn't even have the courtesy to include Super Mario World, let alone actually make use of the DVD's capacity to include videos like interviews with Shigeru Miyamoto, bonus material like old commercials etc. And this piece of junk is collectible? I don't try to be a troll, but put some perspective people. If Sega did the same thing, packaging an old Sonic Compilation from Mega Drive in a pretty new box, I would say exactly the same. This is why companies think we're dumb and charge for extra costumes and DLC.
  • Hai-Shi - January 20, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    I'd rather see Nintendo re-release the old Famicom/NES inteself as a collectors edition. – Technically enhancend of course, so we won't have to go through 30 minutes of blowing the hell out of our lungs before inserting a game cartrige.
  • Ironarm - January 20, 2011 2:41 a.m.

    Glad I got mine for Christmas!
  • EsotericFerret - January 20, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    @mach1920. Yeah, I know about that collection and I have it, but it doesn't have a book or a CD to make it a special package or anything. Plus its weird that Zelda, A Link To The Past was completely skipped.
  • ViolentLee - January 20, 2011 1:33 a.m.

    Howzabout they freaking add Super Mario World to the mix in the reprint? Of course, then I'd have to buy a second copy. Grrrr.
  • mach1920 - January 20, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    @EsotericFerret There was a Zelda collection released for Gamecube that had Zelda, Zelda II, Zelda: OoT, and Zelda: MM.
  • Thuperman - January 20, 2011 12:31 a.m.

    God damnit i literally just bought one for $75 on ebay and now i see this!?! FML
  • EsotericFerret - January 20, 2011 12:24 a.m.

    I purchased this right away in the hopes that Nintendo will take a page out of Playstation's book and start rereleasing older titles bundled in one packaging (i.e. God of War, Prince of Persia, etc.) I know Nintendo has the virtual console, but man, how great would it be to get a Zelda collection like this?
  • NightCrawler_358 - January 20, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    Wow, I knew it was a cool collectable but i didn`t expect it to do this well. The only thing i see worth purchasing (on account of already owning like 10 copies of these games) is the soundtrack that comes with them.
  • nighthawk205 - January 19, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Fantastic. I couldn't get a hold of one of these myself, but I actually just want to play it, not get it as a collectible.

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