On March 31, the limited time sale of the Titles The Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 concluded for the Nintendo Switch console. Videogames are no longer listed in Nintendo Eshop and the physical version of The Super Mario 3D All-Stars will no longer be distributed over. Thus, the title will only be available for download for those who have acquired it before March 31, while Super Mario Bros. 35 can no longer be played.
Fans in social networks have been mocking Nintendo's artificial scarcity approach for the distribution of video games, by cataloging March 31 with the date of Mario's death.
«Nintendo Direct. March 31, 2021. Public Execution of Mario + Tons of New Information on Upcoming Games ».
"Mario died this morning, rest in peace. Now, kneel before Nintendo's new mascot or accept the same destination. "
"The day has arrived: Mario has died».
"I can not believe Mario has been eliminated."
The Video Game The Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released on September 18, 2020 and included the following video games: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. On the other hand, Super Mario Bros. 35 is an online video game that was released digitally and exclusively for "Nintendo SWTICH Online" service subscribers on October 1, 2020. This last game allowed 35 players to cross the level of the game Original, Super Mario Bros, operating on the path of each one and winning the last player standing.