Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed to Kotaku that Wii U will feature friend codes. Reggie says that the Wii U friend codes will be a simplified version of what’s available on Wii and Nintendo 3DS. He believes that gamers will be happy with the changes that have been implemented, but he wouldn’t divulge any additional information.
“There are friend codes, but it’s not the existing friend code system. What do I mean by that? Here’s what I mean: you will be able to identify people as friends and have a certain level of interaction vs. a different level of interaction for the more general population. The method by which you identify someone as a friend is a lot simpler than what’s happening today with Friend Codes.” (He declined to lay out the new Wii U friend code program just yet.)