Systems must be registered by January 15, 2013, and the download code can only be redeemed in January 2013. If you don't live in the UK & Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, or Russia, there's no freebie code for you, sadly.
If you've already a registered owner of a 3DS XL, Nintendo has you covered, As long as you log in to your Club Nintendo account before January 15 and follow the instructions there, you're sorted for a free eShop code too.
28th November 2012 – Nintendo 3DS XL is set to be the ultimate gift for handheld gaming fans this Christmas and now there is an extra incentive to upgrade to the new console featuring the biggest screen ever on a Nintendo handheld system. If you buy a Nintendo 3DS XL by January 15th 2013 and register it with Club Nintendo then you will be able to download one of five games from Nintendo eShop for free*.
Receiving your free game download couldn't be simpler: all you have to do is visit www.club-nintendo.com and register any Nintendo 3DS XL before the 15th of January 2013. Once registered you will be able to choose your free game and will receive a download code. The selection includes Super Mario 3D Land, Freakyforms Deluxe Your Creations, Alive!, New Art Academy: Learn New Painting Techniques and Share Your Art, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask and Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique. To download your game of choice you simply need to head to Nintendo eShop between January 1st, 2013 and January 31st, 2013 and redeem your download code. Download your free game of choice and enjoy it on your new, extra large screens!
With 90% bigger screens, a larger battery capacity and a bundled SD Card that is double the size of the original Nintendo 3DS SD Card, Nintendo 3DS XL gives you the best on-the-go gaming experience this Christmas. To take advantage of this offer make sure you register your console with Club Nintendo by 15th January, 2013 and redeem your download code between January 1st, 2013 and January 31st, 2013 to claim your free game download.
For more information:
Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Club Nintendo: http://www.club-nintendo.com/
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo 3DS XL does not come bundled with an AC power adapter but is compatible with Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL or Nintendo 3DS AC adapters and further adapters can be purchased separately.
About Nintendo 3DS:
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.