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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How I think friend codes will work on the Wii U (you will like it)

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U will have "Simplified" Friend Codes (note: friend codes are generally considered a nuisance). Some think that means the Wii U will have FC's only a little better than the Wii's.  Others think it will be like the 3DS's FC's (if you own a 3DS you will know it's not bad). Others think the Wii U's FC's will be a little better than the 3DS's, and there are a few people (myself included) who think the Wii U's FC's will be something like this:

You have a friend whose name is (insert popular name here), and he that just got a Wii U.  You want to add him to your friend list, so you search for him on Miiverse, and there are multiple people with the same name (with Mii's that look almost the same). Thankfully he told you his Friend Code, so you press the "show Friend Code" button, and there he is.


Here's what I think in non-story form: Friend Codes will exist so multiple people can have the same username (something not possible on Xbox Live and PSN). The Friend Codes give an easy way to tell people apart who have the same username as 100s of other people, but they are not necessary to know in order to add someone to your friend list, therefor making friend codes helpful not a nuisance. Though remember this is just a theory.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm. My theory is that the Friends Codes will be used to transfer the content from a Wii to Wii U as well as what you have. There has to be a way if Nintendo is serious about allowing content from Wii (like VC, WiiWare etc.) to a Wii U device and having the system code would be a mighty fine start.


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