The Nintendo Switch Day One Update Brings Back Friend Codes

The Nintendo Switch day one update is here, including online and eShop functionality—plus a little something it seems a few weren’t expecting: the return of friend codes. (The Switch, a hybrid TV/handheld game system that sells for $299, is out March 3.)

What madness is this?

If you’re not familiar with Nintendo’s handhelds or the way friend requests worked with the original Wii, the idea was that instead of adding friends through an online service, each physical game device

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