So according to an circular scan from the fine people at Gonintendo, it seems that during the month of March at Toys “R” Us you can get a pretty good deal. If you buy a Nintendo 2DS or 3DS XL and one of six games listed, and register them with Club Nintendo, you get a free download code for Pokemon X or Y. Now while this is featured in a Toys “R” Us weekly ad, it seems all of the special is handled through Club Nintendo and in no way has to do with buying the products from Toys “R” Us itself. If that is the case, that deal is even better.
I recently bought a 3DS XL from Target, but haven’t attached it to my Club Nintendo account yet, so I will wait until March and do so. After that I plan on buying Mario Kart 7 to see if I can snag myself a free copy of Pokemon Y. I already own X so why not. The six games you can buy according to the ad are Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, and Yoshi’s New Island. Some of these I can tell you from experience are great titles, and a 2DS is very very cheap. So if you were looking for an easy way to get into the Nintendo handheld world, this is a great way to start.