Nintendo launched the physical version of Metroid Prime Remastered on Feb. 22, about two weeks after it surprise-launched the digital version on Feb. 8. However, if you didn’t pre-order the cartridge-based game, you’re probably having a tough time finding it in stock right now. It sold out at multiple retailers during its pre-order phase (even Nintendo itself quickly sold through its initial stock).
In the days following its launch, the physical version has popped in-and-out of stock at various retailers, and copies are selling for two-times or more its original $39.99 retail cost on eBay.
While tempting, you should hold off on spending more than the retail cost, as Nintendo plans to push out more stock. Nintendo of America told Polygon in a statement “If the Metroid Prime Remastered game sells out at various retail locations in the U.S., we will work to provide more units as soon as possible.”
Where to buy Metroid Prime Remastered
If you’re after a physical copy of Metroid Prime Remastered that won’t cost you more than its retail price, I suggest regularly visiting the links below to see if stock has returned. We’ll try our best to keep this page up to date with the latest stocking information.
On the other hand, downloading a digital copy of the game is simple. Either head to the eShop directly through your Switch console, or if it’s more convenient, snag a digital code for the game through Humble Bundle for the same price.
Update (Feb. 27): Updated to reflect that the physical version has been released, but that it’s very difficult to find in stock. Nintendo provided a statement to Polygon claiming that it will provide more stock of the game if it sells out.