As I sit here at my desk at work, I received a random text from G4TV stating that Nintendo has confirmed the Wii U will continue using friend codes. I had hopes that we could now begin to use our own customized accounts rather than trying to remember the looooooong friend code number. I hope that they will allow us to transfer all of our existing friends to the Wii U rather than starting over. When I try to tell someone my current Friend code, I almost feel like I am trying to remember a password from an original NES cartridge!
What are your thoughts on Nintendo still using friend codes? Is this a good idea, or should they provide updates to allow us to use our own customized names?
***Bonus points and bragging rights to anyone that knows what game the pictured password belongs to.