I am very happy with the vast improvement in friend codes, but as you’ll see after the jump, Nintendo is really dodging the big question as to why we are using codes versus usernames. Certainly everything Reggie is saying is completely doable with usernames – it’s already been done on a console level, with all the parental controls and customizations you can imagine. At least we get to hear it from the horses mouth so we fully understand why this time around Friend Codes aren’t nearly as bad as they were when introduced in 2006. More videos after the jump.

At least they finally made it so digitally distributed content can be transfered to a new system should you lose/break your old system, or naturally want to upgrade to a newer version of the system.

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