Nintendo giving free copy of Super Mario 3D Land with 3DS registration to EU

Register your 3DS system, one of 15 eligible games, and live in the EU to get your free copy of Mario's portable platformer.

If you live in the EU and are considering buying a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL, you might want to hold off for a week. Nintendo is offering a promotion where you can download a free copy of Super Mario 3D Land if you register a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system on Club Nintendo along with one of 15 eligible games.

The promotion runs between November 27 at 3:01 PM and January 13 at 10:59 PM, all UK dates and times. You could, of course, buy the system earlier, but you'll want to wait to register.

The list of eligible games are:

The Nintendo UK site says that after registering your system and game, "log in to Club Nintendo 24 hours later and check the promotional banners for your free download code." The deadline for claiming the download code is 22:59 on February 13th 2014, and you'll need to redeem the code in the Nintendo store by March 13, 2014 at 10:59.

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51 comments
alberthillo
alberthillo

I registered both my 3DS XL and Pokemon X but got no download code… Is there a way to recheck what happened?


Iranazi
Iranazi

This is bullshit, I registered my newly bought 3DS XL and Pokemon X just 3 days ago, so it seems I'm not eligible as this promotion states that I'd have to have registered them yesterday. Just bullshit.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

Sony could learn a lot form nintendo you see the way nintendo supports SD cards sony instead of ripping of customers and making memory like and sd card but a different shape for twice the price

cboye18
cboye18

I never registered for Nintendo club; does that mean I can get one free too?

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

does anyone knows what register at club nintendo means? i mean is there anything else you have to pay for or is  it just the registration of the 3ds + game and you'll get the free mario 3d land and nothing else happens?

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

BALLS BALLS BALLS!!! I bought a 3DS 3 weeks ago and registered it already

corrus
corrus

LOL this is very odd Nintendo to give something free

sakaixx
sakaixx

sony and nintendo is really going all out in EU -.-

elmeanno
elmeanno

Sweet! I get my 3DS along with the new Zelda tomorrow so getting a free game next week is awesome!

Micropixel
Micropixel

Nintendo is just showering the EU with love these days! Makes me wish I lived there again, haha!

Metaw
Metaw

"To participate in the promotion, you have to be a resident of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia, or Russia."

Ain't that a bitch...

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Lucky PAL region. Nintendo loves the Pal region.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

Um, this is amazing. Why don't they do something like this here? (Only give away Luigi's Mansion or something.)

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Nintendo UK has the best website, it even has an online shop. 

The Australia Nintendo website is terrible!

Same with Club Nintendo! We NEVER get anything good to buy with Club points.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

That's a great promotion! 

To bad we don't get it in Australia :(


hellgast0
hellgast0

Do you get it if you already registered your 3DS XL?

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Glad the UK is getting some love from Nintendo considering they've been screwed over a lot during the SNES/N64 era

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

It's so easy to be a gamer in Europe, always having free stuff.

If you think well, it's the same as piracy.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

I think this will help shift even more systems.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

3DS gets more stuff? Where's the Wii U love?

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

@cboye18 you can register an account at any time. if your 3DS code is still valid (they do expire at some point) then you should be able to redeem this offer.

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

@LykanthropieIts a free service Nintendo offers. You just make an account and register the product using a code you get with it. you have to do a quick survey with each product you register and then you get points upon completion. you can redeem the points for rewards if you want to but you can just make an account, register the 3DS and get the free games without having to do anything else. Just make sure you register the 3DS after the starting date of the offer, November 27 at 3:01 PM.

 UK URL: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/club_nintendo/club_not_logged_in.jsp

shingui5
shingui5

@Megavideogamer 

They really don't. This is the first time i've seen Nintendo do something beneficial for the EU. 

JOTLD
JOTLD

@GH05T-666 America's Club Nintendo isn't that great either quite frankly

Patienten
Patienten

@GH05T-666  

To participate in the promotion, you have to be a resident of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, __Australia__, or Russia.

(assuming that they sell the "european 3DS" over there.)

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@hellgast0'The promotion runs between November 27 at 3:01 PM and January 13 at 10:59 PM, all UK dates and times. You could, of course, buy the system earlier, but you'll want to wait to register.'

elmeanno
elmeanno

I wish Super Mario RPG had been released here when I had a SNES, the UK missed out then.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@Diegoctba Being given something is not the same as taking something without paying for it or being given permission.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

@bunchanumbers 

Wii U has one big game and that's about it.

Nintendo needs to do a lot more to really sell the Wii U to gamers.

haze0986
haze0986

@bunchanumbers i feel like nintendo has all but given up on wii u. they should rename it and market it as the only dedicated gaming tablet or something because in its current state its not worth a dime to alot of people

uncle5555
uncle5555

@shingui5 - Really....

Xenoblade, Disaster Report, Another Code R, The Last Story, Pandora's Tower way before the US (if at all in some cases).  And even more released on other systems that were not released in the US.

 And have you SEEN Club Nintendo UK out of curiousity?  Yeah way better than the NOA version.  And now free games, so excuse me if I call shenanigans on your comment and call it like it is, the EU gets treated way better than the US nowadays from Nintendo. 

nameless0101
nameless0101

@JOTLD @GH05T-666 I disagree, I live in the UK and our rewards on Club Nintendo are dreadful compared to the American Club Nintendo.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@haze0986 @bunchanumbers ain't bothered by the name (yes it's stupid, but like a lot of things these days). I'd rather have a finish product sold in one piece instead of buying replacement bits (longer battery, ethernet port, sata HDD port).

can you recharge all your stuff by USBs or cables without stands ?

shingui5
shingui5

@uncle5555 

And there are examples of Nintendo treating the EU as second-rate compared to the US: Many 3DS titles have had huge delays when coming to EU, such as Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Persona, and then some of these games came slightly censored. 

Ok, instead of arguing who has it the worst, let's agree Nintendo's dedication to anywhere outside of Japan is inconsistent, at best. 

uncle5555
uncle5555

@nameless0101 You might want to look again, club nintendo UK, rocks compared to club nintendo US, which is either always sold out or has nothing compared to the UK version.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@Stebsis Don't bother with Haze, I've seen him around a lot and he's just a typical Sony fanboy

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@vault-boy @Stebsis Give up on the Wii U in the near future?  Right,,,,thats why SSB4, DKTF, Mariokart8, Monolith, and Bayonetta 2 are coming out next year.  Yea, they sure gave up quite easily

vault-boy
vault-boy

@Stebsis That game has been in development long before the Wii U proved to be a failure. I'm sure Nintendo wasn't going to just drop it that far along, and I'm guessing they're starting to give up on the Wii U too, and if not yet than probably in the near future.