Instead Of SMTIV And Fire Emblem Promo, Japan Gets Buy 2 3DS Games Get 1 Free

By Spencer . October 1, 2013 . 2:14am

image Nintendo has a promotion in Japan that’s on par with the $30 eShop credit with Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV deal. If you purchase two Nintendo 3DS games between September 1 and January 13, 2014 and register them to a Club Nintendo account, Nintendo will give you a download code for another 3DS game for free.


This promotion includes Monster Hunter 4, which has been a mega seller in Japan already. Pokémon X & Pokémon Y are included too when they come out later this month.


Here are the games Japan can get for free:

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Mario Tennis Open

Kid Icarus: Uprising

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Brain Age: Concentration Training

The 3D Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone

Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends

Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever& New Friends& New Friends

Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends


Pocket Soccer League: Calcobit

Pilotwings Resort

Starfox 64 3D

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  • MizuofYmir

    Well, despite the word “free” being used, I greatly enjoyed our deal. The games on the list are indeed great ones, but I already own them, or don’t have interest in them.

    On the other hand, 30 bucks I can use down the line is a way better deal. Good to see Nintendo doing deals like this though. :D

  • PreyMantis

    Do you guys think we’ll we ever get the same treatment in the future?

    • 3PointDecoupage

      I hope so. I’m going to get at least 4 more games this year.

    • platomaker

      I honestly think they should just keep the deals going. Use that money you gathered on the Wii to form a nice cushion to keep doing nice things like this for your nice customers. Year of 2014 should be another year of Nice!

  • Go2hell66

    NA gets epic deals, Japan gets epic deals. Europe gets nothing

    i’m just gonna sit here and cry

    • 3PointDecoupage

      You guys got a free game just for buying a 3DS last year.

      • Go2hell66

        what game was that? you know there are 3DS bundles everywhere right?

      • 324234

        Didn’t they get a buy2get1 sale this year? Which -stacked- with a previous deal? I remember lots of them going for Animal Crossing.

    • KHSoraKeyBlade

      Europe had this a few months back. Register two 3DS games get one free.
      I know as I got Donkey Kong Country Returns for registering both Fire Emblem and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.
      It was something like, register 2 games on this list of 8 (I think) and you can get a 3rd free. I remember MH3U, Fire Emblem, Luigi’s Mansion, DKCR, Pokemon MD, Lego City Undercover, Castlevania and uh…. one other game being part of the promotion.
      Still though, I know there aren’t any current promotions so we are left in the dark a little… :l

      • Go2hell66

        it was register 3 games get two free, and the selection of games was way too small as i only wanted two of the games that they offered. i’d much rather they just give me the $30 straight up so i can get whatever game i want

        • KHSoraKeyBlade

          I only registered 2 games and got one for free. The selection was small but it was still a bunch of good games.

          • Go2hell66

            no it was three games i remember because i had fire emblem and monster hunter at the time was wondering if i should get a third so i could take part in the deal but really didn’t care for any of the other games

          • KHSoraKeyBlade

            I dug up the link for the promotion,
            and I you are right about it being 3 games, that other game that I couldn’t remember in my post above was Animal Crossing (which I bought day one so I did register 3 games) ok the promotion was buy three games and get one free, my bad. But still.

        • 3PointDecoupage

          Well, maybe they’ll do it whenever Europe gets SMT…

          • Go2hell66

            i sure freaking hope so

          • Periklis

            I hope we get a date before easter

        • Periklis

          It was register 3 , but it only gave 1 for free , not 2. There was also a bug for a few hours that allowed for users that weren’t eligible , to get the free game

          • Go2hell66


    • Chris Yuen

      Singaporeans don’t even have a dedicated eShop that we can use, or club nintendo codes for locally distributed copies.

      • Lumi

        Ahemfakeaddressandvpostahem (fellow singaporean here). Just remember to avoid the Maxsoft copies.

    • Herok♞

      So far Europe had Buy a 3DS Xl get a game for free, Buy 3 games (out of a selection) get one free and Buy Monster Hunter, register it and give a copy to a friend. The US had buy a random game and get Donkey Kong(Arcade) for free and Buy SMT IV and FE:A and Get $30. Everyone gets promotions at one time of another, Europe has had deals with the 3DS as well and if you ignore what they are or don’t take advantage of them(you acknowledge on this very page Europe had a deal but you didn’t want to take advantage of it) that’s on you, I don’t like someone trying to get sympathy with “the pity me I’m European card” when there is no reason to do so(The right time to do so is when you guys get sincerely shafted like with the P4A region lock or just Atlus games in general and not a boy who cried wolf like here ). and even if you don’t get the same exact deals so far with the 3DS most of Nintendo’s games are coming out in Europe before they do in America.

      • Go2hell66

        you got $30 to use on whatever you wish, the game selection we have on our deals is very limited mostly to 1st party games. i’d take the $30 any day of the week

        • Lumi

          You could argue that the Japanese deal is also very limited in the same way. Most of them are launch titles which have a low value (on the 2nd hand market) now. (And yes, our $30 deal is awesome).

        • Herok♞

          But you had a game selection(you know as in you have a choice what games you want) we had to get 2 specific games(if you don’t want one of the games you don’t get the money) to get the $30.

    • James Williams

      Are you drunk or something? We got the buy 3 get one free offer which could lead into the monster hunter offer for infinite codes for everyone! Just because it’s not game A or B that you wanted doesn’t deny the fact we’ve had good deals.

    • Shady Shariest

      It could be worse! You could also live in Nordics on top of that… And get spit to the face by everything :(

    • ronin4life

      You guys also get cool physical stuff, like that Boo stress doll and Pokeball Game holder.


      • Go2hell66

        if you really want one i can mail one to you, i have like 5 boos

  • Atwa

    Europe had the exact same thing, I bought Luigis Mansion and Fire Emlbme and got Monster Hunter 3 as a free download code.

  • JuhRo

    Hmm… That’s cool. Woulda utilized that.. but I just went on a frenzy last night cause I sent in my Vita for repairs… and bought 8 or so games with my 30$ credit.. :)

    Lovin’ The Lost Worlds.. and original Mega Man… and Kirby Pinball. :)

  • AuraGuyChris

    Well, at least our side of the deal let us use that money however we wanted in DLC, so it’s fair for them.
    But as for Europe…

  • platomaker

    I hope that makes it stateside, I’d buy the heck outta that deal.

  • 愛憎

    The line I saw for MH4 on day one went up three flights of stairs. I am surprised they’re allowing that game to be on the list. How nice of them!

  • ronin4life

    I have a Japanese 3ds. Anyway I can make use of this?

    • Pedro Furtado

      Just do what is being said in the article…?

      • ronin4life

        Don’t know how to make a club Nintendo account, or if I even can.

        Google HO!

  • Skye Johnson

    Excellent promotions all around. They get a nice selection of titles, especially with X and Y going to be added, and we got 30 bucks to spend on whatever we wished. It’s worked out well for me.

  • Splash (눈‸눈)

    Pardon being anal, but the “Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever& New Friends& New Friends” should be “Nintendogs + Cats: Shiba & New Friends”. In no way is a Shiba even close to a Golden Retriever, wtf. >o>;;;

    On that note since I’m getting games to qualify for this deal I’ll probably get “Nintendogs + Cats: Shiba & New Friends” myself since I already have FE:A… XD;;;;;;;; If anything, just to show my sister who loves shibas like crazy.

  • Rider

    Got 3 eligible games I haven’t registered yet, plus will get Pokemon in a couple weeks.

    So which 2 games does everyone recommend I get?

  • fireemblembeast

    I wish we got this deal instead (NA)
    Not saying our deal was bad, though! ^_^

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