If you’re like us, the Nintendo Wii’s 12 digit friend codes put a cramp in your online multiplayer style. Luckily, Nintendo has decided to do away with the archaic system and are now ushering in a new user friendly Nintendo Network ID system with the introduction of the Wii U. NOA has officially announced the end of the friend code. Hooray!!!
“Our plan is replace Friend Codes with a much more user-friendly Account ID system, which employs user-created account names.”