Would you like Pokémon X or Pokémon Y for free? No, this is not a spam post; this is for real. Nintendo is ready to give away a free download of X or Y to anyone who registers a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS, in addition to registering one of the following games during the month of March 2014: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins and Yoshi’s New Island.
It looks like previously registered systems and games will not count, as they must be registered between March 1 and 31, so those of you who previously registered them are out of luck. We have reached out to Nintendo on this question, and we will update as soon as we hear their answer.
UPDATE: Here is the response we received from our Nintendo representative: “Per the release, consumers will have to register a 3DS/2DS and one of the games during the month of March. Unfortunately if you already have your systems and games registered on Club Nintendo, you will not qualify for the promotion.”
More information is provided below in the official press release.
REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 – During the month of March, people who register a Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS™ system, as well as one of six select Nintendo 3DS games via Club Nintendo, will receive a free code to download either Pokémon™ X or Pokémon Y, the best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of 2013. The six participating games are Mario Kart™ 7, Super Mario 3D Land™, Animal Crossing™: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country™ Returns 3D, LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins and the upcoming Yoshi’s New Island™. The system and game must be registered between March 1 and March 31 in order to take advantage of the promotion. Download codes for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y must be redeemed by May 31, 2014.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the latest entries in the world-famous Pokémon series, offer a visually spectacular experience, new Pokémon and Mega Evolutions, and a host of new features. The games are currently available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, visit http://www.pokemon.com/xy.
For more information about the Club Nintendo program, including further details about this promotion, go to http://club2.nintendo.com/3ds-pokemon-promo. For more information about the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
[PR Email from Nintendo of America]