Friend Codes has always been in a pain in the back. And while they aren’t going away, Nintendo is making things much easier. With Nintendo 3DS, players will only have a single universal Friends Code for their entire system. The code will work for every game that supports Wi-Fi features
Physically registering the friends code isn’t required at all. If your friend lives close by you can connect via local wireless. Once you have connected, they will automatically be added to your Nintendo 3DS friends list.
While it doesn’t seem like much, it is definitely a huge step forward for Nintendo. Hopefully the 3DS will be able to support more online features that other platforms already enjoy.