Club Nintendo Screeches To Halt On Mario Kart 8 Registrations

by Mike Futter on May 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM

If you’re trying to register your copy of Mario Kart 8, which came out today, you might be having some problems. Nintendo is offering a free game with registration, which has caused some strain for the company’s Club Nintendo login servers.

Logging in is taking some time, with error messages peppering our attempts. If you’re trying to nab your free title, it might be a good idea to step on the breaks and do something else for a while.

Might we suggest playing Mario Kart 8? If not, you could always check out our live stream of the title or read our review.

Thanks to Mikel for the tip.


Our Take
While this may be frustrating, I try to see the positive in server issues like this. Nintendo has clearly been successful with its free game offer (and Mario Kart 8 is quite good) as people are crowding in to take advantage of the bonus title. You’ve got until July 31 to claim your game, though. There’s no rush.