New Japanese 3DS XL owners can get Pokemon X or Y for free in June

By Dave Cook, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:52 GMT

Nintendo has extended its “Recommended Software” promotion on Japan, which sees new 3DS XL (or the ‘LL’ as it’s known there) owners gifted a free game out of a selection that rotates each month. Starting June, Pokemon X & Y will be added to that list. Jealous?


It works like this: Those who buy a new 3DS LL have until September 30 to download a free game of their choice from a short-list of titles. But if the selection doesn’t appeal, games can hold off for a month to see if the next roster of games takes their fancy.

Between April 26 and May 30, the selection consisted of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Yo-kai Watch.

Come June, the roster will lose Yo-kai Watch, but will be bolstered with Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, Pokémon Art Academy and Puzzle & Dragons Z. Users can choose one free game from the selection or wait to see what other months will bring before deciding.

It’s not a bad deal, we’re sure you’ll agree. Which of these games would you pick as your one freebie?

Would you like to see something like this come west? Let us know below.

Via Nintendo Life.

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