I enjoy my 3DS XL immensely. I had a pretty good feeling about the original 3DS, but when I upgraded to the XL, I definitely started using Nintendo’s handheld console way, way more. It’s bigger, more comfortable in my hands, easier to see what’s going on…I love it. Nintendo wants you to love it, too, so the company’s extending its free game giveaway promotion.
From now through April 30, if you buy a 3DS XL and either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, you’ll get a free download code that entitles you to one of five games: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone, Star Fox 64 3D, and Freakyforms Deluxe. I can say this with confidence: Super Mario 3D Land alone is worth getting a 3DS, so this is a really good deal.
Now, as for Luigi’s Mansion, we gave it an 8.5, so that’s a pretty damn good score. I haven’t played it myself, but frankly, you could do a lot worse than getting two solid, first party Nintendo titles for half-price. Seriously: if you’ve been on the fence about getting a 3DS, now’s the time.