Nintendo 3DS Promotion Allows New Owners To Get Pokémon X/Y Free

By Ishaan . February 25, 2014 . 5:16am


Nintendo are running a promotional campaign in North America for new Nintendo 3DS owners during the month of March, the publisher announced this morning.


During March, people who register a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS system, as well as any one of six select 3DS games on Club Nintendo, will get a free download code for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.


The six games that you can register to avail the offer are:

  • Mario Kart 7
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Yoshi’s New Island


Any one of the above games, along with the 3DS system, must be registered between March 1st and March 31st in order to be eligible for the promotion. Additionally, the Pokémon download code must be redeemed by May 31st, after which it expires.



    • Suzaku Kururugi

      Same here. Just registered mines last week. This is very upsetting. F you Nintendo.

      • Serge

        Are you serious?

      • ShitBiscuits

        Don’t feel bad guys. I registered mine just last week, then bought Pokemon Y three days ago.

    • dragoon_slayer12

      Yeah!!?? I did it 1 day before destructoid or joystiq revealed it about a week or so ago…. I ordered my cousin a XL Mario and Luigi edition, so I’ll just register that on the 2nd, and I’m buying Yoshi when it releases. I’m downloading this code for my son, as I have both games digital already on my device

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Nintendo..why not give free games to people had a 3Ds form launch/ 3 years?

    • Kelohmello

      Cause that doesn’t make people wanna go out and buy a 3DS.

      • pimpalicious

        And they did get 7 GBA games. Which imo is better than one 3DS game.

        And before anyone mentions the price drop, early adopters always pay more. I’m pretty sure all the people who paid $600 for a PS3 didn’t get anything.

        • Anewme…Again

          10 GBA games and 10 nes games.

          • pimpalicious

            Oh yeah , I had the number wrong and forgot about the NES games.

        • Minos

          They got a second job!

    • Gordon Liew

      Because they already got the Ambassador games, and they want more people to buy 3DSes. Doing this offer for people who already own it isn’t going to make people want to buy 3DSes.

    • Guest

      Iwata said something about it in the latest investors meeting, soon maybe we’ll see how they will make better offering to reward loyal consumers.

  • katzedan

    for some reason I couldn’t register my 3DS … Everytime I tried it, the site showed an invalid number error or something like this.
    I already gave up on this but now I think it’s time to try again… hope it works this time :3

    • MXC

      Remember to do so in March. We are still in February.

      • katzedan

        of course! :D

  • Sweet I can have Y on my 3DS XL. I have an unregistered 2DS and I plan to buy Yoshi’s New Island in March day one. I could ask my cousin to give me his code for Lego City Undercover: The Chase

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    WHAT?!?! I JUST registered mine :(

    • Jero

      You sure are lucky

      • Skeptika Crediblus

        I know, I should’ve just been lazy and not registered like with my other systems.

  • Espoir

    I still have my Super Mario 3D Land Code!! All I need now is a 3DS code…

  • Hmm I wonder if I ever registered my 3ds…

  • SerendipityX

    I guess being lazy and never registering my 3DS and not opening my AC:NL paid off. I already bought Y so I guess I’ll just take X for free.

    • Akimitsu

      Heh, I’m in the same boat, as I never registered my 3DS, but I don’t own any of the above games. Luckily, I bought one of them and should be getting it in the mail shortly, so I’ll have one of the Pokemon games now.

  • konsama

    Too bad i’m not interested in any of the games listed, or i would get poke X and have both lol.

    • Vash bane

      lol same

  • even though i already have pokemon x, i wish i hadnt registered my 3dsxl so soon… ;n;

  • new_tradition

    Dang it, why did I register my 3DS 2 years ago, lol? Oh well…

  • Warren

    So does anyone know when Pokemon Z comming out?

    • katzedan

      I’m so f*****g waiting for this! *o*

      I don’t mind if it have the same story, just want this to have some more legendaries pokemons, since I though the X/Y somewhat lacks it :(

    • Lalum

      Usually the time difference between the original and expanded version is 1-2 years.

  • ragingmerifes

    I registered mine last year. Damn.

    Well, it’s not like I care about Pokémon anyway, but I’ll tell my buddies.

  • KoRLumen


  • Fuck, I think I registered it before .A.

  • Caleb

    Finally, my procrastination pays off! I’ve had the Zelda XL for a couple months.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Cmon! I own four out of six of those games. Give me a free game Nintendo!

  • Andrés Ortiz Ozeta

    Finally! though i already have Pokémon X, this will help me greatly to finally be able to do my Nuzlocke challenge without losing all my data… Can’t wait for this! =D

  • Saphira

    I knew it I should’ve just let my laziness get over me and not register my 3DS Q^Q… Oh well… I already have Pokemon anyway… but still…

  • Barrylocke89

    Sweet, I was waiting for a promotion to use my 3DS registration on. It’s too bad ALBW isn’t one of the games, although with the recent bundle, it makes sense. I had said prior that I was done with Pokemon, but I guess it’s hard to argue with free.

    Now I just have decide on whether I want Donkey Kong or Super Mario 3d Land.

  • AoNoise

    I REALLY don’t care for Nintendo right now…

  • Vash bane

    aw dang lol too bad i’m not a fan of either of those titles

  • 657rod

    Hmm why wasn’t it a full version of SMT 4? I am not buying that, not intrested in new pokemon games, they are kinda the same since ages ago, twitch is fun though but, they are running out of ideas.

  • psfam

    Luckily I hadn’t registered my 3DS. Haven’t ever played any pokemon games, but guess I’ll give this one a run.

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