What Are Nintendo 3DS Friend Codes

Posted by at 11:59 am on March 31, 2011

Nintendo’s 3DS lets you connect with other players around the world via a system called Friend Codes.  Exchange friend codes on the Wii is a big pain in the backside, Nintendo simplified the process for its new handheld.

What is a Friend code

A Friend Code is a 12-digit number unique to each 3DS system.  You can have up to 100 friends to your 3DS.

To Find Your Friend Code

  • Turn on your 3DS
  • tap the Friend List icon -orange smiley face located at the top of the Home Menu
  • From there, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Friend Card

What is a Friend Card

A Friend Card is the profile that your friends will see when they add you to their friend lists. It contains your name, your Mii, favorite game and finally, your Friend Code.

How to Create Your Friends List

From the Friend List menu, tap “Register Friend” on the top right corner of the screen. Here, you have two options: Local and Internet.

  • Local lets you add friends offline within range of your 3DS’ Wi-Fi signal. You don’t need to enter Friend Codes. Just scan the area, then tap the Friend Card of the person you want to add. If you both tap each others cards, you’ll exchange the need info and become friends.
  • Internet With this option, you’ll need the person’s Friend Code. This means they’ll need to give it to you in some fashion such as e-mail or over the phone. Then, tap the numerical pad to enter it.  you will also need to give them your Friend Code as well.

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