Nintendo wants you to get a new 3DS, and they want you to get it so bad that they’re willing to give away a download copy of either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y for free. There is a catch, of course. There is always a catch. Especially in Nintendo’s case, as they’re not exactly flush with money right now.
In order to get a free download code for Pokemon X or Y, you have to register a Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL system as well as one “qualifying game” between March 1 and March 31. The download codes need to be redeemed within that time period as well.
Games that qualify for the promo include 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, which hits stores on March 14.