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.

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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.

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