Nintendo has declined to clarify how it selected Club Nintendo members for this promotion, providing the following statement to Eurogamer.

The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfil a certain criteria.

We are unable to disclose such business information, however we would like to reassure you that we are continually looking at different promotional offerings we can bring to consumers at various times throughout the year.

The terms and conditions for such promotional activities are individual to each promotion,but we will endeavour to bring you more promotional activities in the future, which we hope you will be able to take advantage of.

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Nintendo Europe is giving loyal fans the chance to purchase a New Nintendo 3DS before the official launch of the system.

Emails are being sent out to some Club Nintendo members in the UK right now -- you may have already had one -- which offer the chance to purchase a special Ambassador Edition bundle for £179.99. According to Nintendo, the consoles are ready to ship within 3-5 days.

This special bundle includes:

  • New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Bundle system in White - Value of £155.99
  • An exclusive Ambassador Edition Cover Plate (Back)
  • An exclusive Ambassador Edition Cover Plate (Front) - Value of £7.67
  • New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Bundle stylus
  • 4 GB microSDHC memory card
  • A set of AR Cards
  • A Quick-Start Guide
  • An Operations Manual
  • A set of front and back Super Smash Bros. cover plates - Value of £7.67
  • A charging cradle for the console in White - Value of £7.67

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