To mark the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., a special Wii bundle that includes a "hacked" version of the game was released in Japan on November 11. It's November 12, and the bundles are flooding online auction sites.

The bundle is retailing for ¥20,000 (US$244) and the few bids that are being placed are in small increments and do not hover that much over the retail price.

The bundle does seem to be selling on Amazon Japan and in retail shops. It's the gray market that is sluggish.

In years past, popular Nintendo hardware could fetch a premium on Japan's Yahoo! Auctions. These sellers will be lucky if they make the equivalent of a twenty bucks or so in profit. That is, if they sell their console at all...

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Similar bundles are being released in both Europe and America; however, neither have the hacked version of Super Mario Bros. Perhaps these Japanese sellers should look abroad?

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