Oops: Nintendo throws celebration for Mario titles on Switch, forgetting about ones about to be erased

Nintendo celebration Mario titles

The Nintendo Switch is now four years old. I can’t believe it came out in 2017; my, how time flies when you are having fun with a hybrid console. Of course, Nintendo itself decided to get in on the birthday celebration with a Twitter message, acknowledging the various Mario titles fans can purchase on the system. Except it forgot something important. The company is about to erase two of the games from existence.

Nintendo’s celebration of Mario titles is a bit premature

Here is the tweet in question:

The message basically celebrates the Switch’s anniversary while asking fans how long they have been enjoying the console.

As you can see, all of Switch’s Mario games are plastered on the image. Two of them, however (Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35), will be taken offline on March 31. 3D All-Stars, in particular, will also stop being physically manufactured.

Fans were quick to point out Nintendo’s lapse in judgment:

I especially like user chafos‘ picture whitening out the two games that will soon expire:


While I’m sure the Big N didn’t include the two games on purpose, it just goes to show how ridiculous the decision to nix the titles is in the first place. For a celebration of Mario and the Switch itself, it sure is ignorant to wipe out some of the plumber’s adventures, especially for gamers who do not yet own a Switch.

Enthusiasts, what are your thoughts on Nintendo’s celebration of Mario titles? Do you think it wise for the corporation to have a limited release for some games? Let us know below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.