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Nintendo is selling 3DS XLs with a game pre-installed. I am curious what the situation with that is. Is the game tied to the console ID, my Nintendo account or is it just a file on the 3DS that is gone forever when deleted?

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Does… contain an answer to your question? A pre-installed game would transfer to a new console when you do a system transfer. – KatieK Sep 4 '13 at 17:39

It appears that it's possible to re-download from the eshop if it gets deleted:

Like other 3DS download games, it seems to be tied to the system itself rather than your account, but is likely transferable if you do a system transfer to another system.

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