3DS will use universal friend code.

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  1. Ssx9
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    It's been confirmed in the Nintendo 3DS Live event (Amsterdam). The 3DS Will only use one universal friend code. Aditionally, Once you add someone as a friend in the 3DS, You don't need to add him again in a game you both have.




    All I can say is...HECK YESH!
     
  2. TwinRetro

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    That's most definitely an improvement. What would be even better is if they get a friend confirmation when someone adds them. It would make it a lot more streamlined.
     
  3. heartgold

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    FUCK YEAH! like i posted in the other thread! =P
     
  4. Hop2089

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    Exceptional news, it will make setting up matches in Mario Kart 100,000x easier.
     
  5. XXLANCEXX

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    its like psn and xbl yay lol
     
  6. 431unknown

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    This. If its not like this when it launches it could probably be patched in tho. Hopefully they do it.
     
  7. Fear Zoa

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    Exactly what I was gonna say [​IMG]

    This is going to make things alot easier on the temp I think...
     
  8. heartgold

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    You can see what game your friends are playing andddd automatically exchange FC with people on the street I think? right?
     
  9. void03

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    Im guessing we will be able to nickname the people we add so we can tell them apart like usual xD

    But yeh, slight improvement Nintendo.

    EDIT:
    But... what happens if you buy something from the e-shop or something and your 3ds malfunctions somehow and you need to get a new one.
    What happens then?
     
  10. XXLANCEXX

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    yup yup your right
     
  11. Delta517

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    Well... They could have done a better job, but this is definitely a improvement Nintendo. [​IMG]
     
  12. r3gR3t

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    Tell your friends to delete your old FC, I guess??
     
  13. ecko

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    now this is way better then previous system!
    like twinretro said, a friend confirmation is the only other thing that's needed
    i wonder how much friendcodes we can store on it
     
  14. boktor666

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    Yeh, this is what we are talking about. Instead of everytime sharing friend codes online, we now have 1 universal code to play with every game at any time with the same code. A big improvement huh!
     
  15. HaniKazmi

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    Why cant they replace the code with a name though? Its the exact same thing, just easier to remember.
     
  16. r3gR3t

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    So that 2 people can't have the sme one.
    If you could input your own name, then they'd be thousands of Ramon's recorded...
     
  17. Satangel

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    Not exactly, but it's already a very big step in the right direction! This makes me so much happier about the 3DS!
    On PSN and XBL it's with names, still much better and especially easier to remember than numbers.
     
  18. HaniKazmi

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    I like the starcraft way of dealing with that. People can have any name they want, and also get a unique three number code which goes with it. Those two things work together as your id, and are quite easy to remember.
     
  19. shaunj66

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    Well thank goodness for a universal friend code. A big step in the right direction.
     
  20. Waytofind

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    Some of the names on XBL are harder to remember then a 16 digit random code.