Get A Free Game For Purchasing A Nintendo 3DS XL

Published on April 26th, 2013 by Gervais D.

Nintendo is currently giving away a free digital game to people that purchase a Nintendo 3DS XL. The promotion ends on April 30th, 2013. To be eligible for the free digital game giveaway, you must register a 3DS XL gaming handheld with your Club Nintendo account, and purchase one of qualifying games that were handpicked by Nintendo. Don’t have a Club Nintendo account? You can sign up at

What are the qualifying Nintendo 3DS games? 

Purchasing either 3DS games qualifies you to download a free digital game from the Nintendo eShop from a 3DS XL gaming device. Take note that the 3DS XL hardware must be registered at Club Nintendo on or after February 14th, 2013, to participate in this promotion.

Qualifying 3DS Games :

  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity
  • Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity or Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
( Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity or Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon )

What are the free digital games you can select from?

For this promo, Nintendo is offering up to five Nintendo 3DS games to select from. Most of these games might not interest the older audience, however, some might take their interest such as Super Mario 3D Land or Star Fox 64 3D.

Free digital games to download :

  • Freaky Forms Deluxe
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Star Fox 64 3D
  • Art Academy : Lessons For Everyone

Free $40 value Nintendo 3DS Games
( Free $40 value Nintendo 3DS digital games to select from )

Participating in the Club Nintendo promotion is easy. Basically, all that you’re required to do is purchase a Nintendo 3DS XL (or have one that was never registered with a Club Nintendo account), buy one of the qualifying 3DS games via retail or digital download and register the 3DS XL hardware with your Club Nintendo account. Inside the box that came with your 3DS XL has a paper with the handheld’s pin. Use the same pin to register the 3DS XL with your Club Nintendo account. Inside the 3DS’s game box will also have a pin for that game. You will be required to register that pin from the insert at Club Nintendo as well.

Registering Nintendo 3DS XL and game with Club Nintendo
( Registering Nintendo 3DS XL and game with Club Nintendo )

If you are purchasing a digital copy of the game from the eShop (and yes, both qualifying games are available at the Nintendo eShop), just link your Club Nintendo account with the 3DS XL before buying either of the qualifying games and you will be eligible to download one of the five listed games above for free via eShop.

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About Gervais D.

Gervais laughs at a difficult RPG while it takes its last breath as he conquers it. He's been gaming since the NES and loves to relax at the beach.