But What if You Don't Have Internet? Can You Get Twenty Free Games?

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I have internet. If you're reading this, you probably have internet. But not everyone in Japan has internet.

China and the European Union have the most internet users, followed by the United States, India, and Japan (via Wii). So there are lots of internet users in Japan, but not everyone has WiFi access, and many people access the internet through their phone.

Sister site Kotaku Japan asked Nintendo how current Japanese 3DS users who do not have internet can get their free twenty games for the Nintendo 3DS.


Nintendo told Kotaku Japan that it "currently has no plans" on what to do about the twenty free games for those who cannot access the internet.

Of course, there are WiFi spots at McDonald's across Japan (and other locations), so worse case scenario, those in Japanese without internet might be forced to leave their houses for free games. Horrible, I know.

No word how Nintendo of America is handling internet-less 3DS owners.

任天堂に訊いてみた:「アンバサダー・プログラム」への参加方法は? ネットがない人は? [Kotaku Japan]

(Top photo: David McNew | Getty)

You can contact Brian Ashcraft, the author of this post, at bashcraft@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

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This is retarded. What if you don't have TV, or a phone line, what if you don't buy newspapers, what if you live under a rock? If you don't have Internet access then it's highly likely you're not going to find out about the offer anyway as it's not like Nintendo's going to be posting you a pamphlet or anything. Internet in this day and age is a commodity that I'd say is MORE important than TV, seriously if the Internet suddenly shut down I'd worry about where I'd get all of my information from. Sure I could get it from some incredibly biased newspapers, and selective topics on the TV networks, but specialist stuff like gaming? You'd have to resort back to monthly gaming magazines.

It's a non-issue, if you own a 3DS but don't have Internet access, it's probably 100% likely you know someone who does.