The reason Super Mario 3D All-Stars is only on Switch for 6 months

Is Super Mario 3D All-Star’s limited 6-month availability a tactical move on Nintendo’s part?

Today Nintendo announced its new Super Mario 3D All-Stars remaster collection will only be sold for six months. After that period it’ll be discontinued both on retail shelves and on digital storefronts. This is a targeted business decision from Nintendo and speaks volumes about their conservatism for the FY2021 period. Nintendo is trying to have some sort of insurance to help buffer any kind of major disruption in hardware or software due to COVID-19.

To really understand why they’re doing this, we have to take a look at Nintendo’s current FY2021 performance.

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