Today Is Your Last Chance To Register Mario Kart 8 for a Free Wii U Game

Get your free game before it's too late; options include Pikmin 3 and Wind Waker HD, among others.

Today is your last chance to get a free Wii U game for registering your copy of Mario Kart 8. The special promotion, which was announced in April, ends today, July 31, and you don't want to miss it.

All you need to do is register your copy of Mario Kart 8--purchased either by itself at retail, through the eShop, or via the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle--at Club Nintendo.

The impressive promotion is good in North America and Europe, though the free games on offer vary by region (spoilers: Europe is a lot better!). You can see a breakdown of the free games below.

North America [Instructions on how to claim]:

Europe [Instructions on how to claim]:

Mario Kart 8's strong performance of 2.82 million copies sold in its first month, along with a surge in Wii U hardware sales, was not enough to keep Nintendo out of the red for the latest quarter. The company posted a $97 million loss for the three-month period ended June 30, it was announced this week.

Mario Kart 8 may be off to a hot start, but it is nowhere near Mario Kart Wii, which has sold more than 35 million copies to date. Of course, that game has been available for years, while Mario Kart 8 is still very new. For more on Mario Kart 8, check out GameSpot's review.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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24 comments
Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

I should buy MK8 just to get wind waker for free.  I don't even own a wii u :|

Stebsis
Stebsis

Still waiting for my game, bought MK8 the day it was released, registered it, picked Pikmin 3 and still nothing, email just said they'll send the code by 31 august

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I really thought about getting Mario Kart 8, but I didn't as I could not justify getting MK8 just for a free game. I wasn't thrilled with the North American selection. Plus not a huge Mario Kart Fan.

But this is a decent promo. The PAL region people have gotten a much better deal.

elheber
elheber

We certainly got the shaft here in the states. Still, I hope Ninty continues this promotion with another popular game this holiday season.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Nintendo of America sucks 4 games, while NOE offers 10.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

I wouldn't ever redeem this anyway, Nintendo's Digital and account system are one of the poorest i have ever seen even though they were the last gaming company to release it *sigh* 

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

I grabbed a Wii U 2 weeks ago and grabbed Mario Kart 8 way early just to get the deal.  I just finished New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U.  Started Wind Waker yesterday.  Picked up Pikmin 3 as part of the deal.  I have a pretty decent backlog already.

BenihanaGT
BenihanaGT

This is a pretty sweet deal.  Only problem is... if you're a WiiU owner like I am, you most likely already have these games, because of how few quality games there are actually available for the system.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

I know it's free but, I don't want any of these games as I own them except Wii party u. They should of gave us w101,I also don't have a need for any Wii u offerings for my platinum status on club Nintendo. Step it up Nintendo I have 100 some odd games to enter plus my Wii u. Make it worth my while

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

Anyone else get Wii Party U because they already had the other games?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I got WW at the day that I got Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle and that was a Hell of a deal.

hystavito
hystavito

@Stebsis That's odd, I got mine very quickly and so did many others in a forum I was reading about it.

seven7swords
seven7swords

@Mr_Big_Boss Yeah, what the hell... Pikmin 3 is a great game and all but I would have much rather have Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. :/



bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@b74kd3th I dunno if it would be worth it for W101. Its already at a pretty discounted price. Although a B1G1 for all games may not have been possible it would have been pretty good. 

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@pikachudude860 

I got Game & Wario and had a blast with it. I can't remember the last time I laughed that much while playing a game. We were literally laughing to tears.

Okay, it was really late and we were tired, so that may have contributed to it... but really, it's a good party game. That multiplayer rhythm mini-game is hilarious :P

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

@hystavito @Stebsis  I had to call Nintendo to get mine sorted out, but I got it within a few days of speaking with them.