N-Europe is reporting that Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the use of console specific friend codes for Wii rather than the inconvenient game specific friend code system used by the DS for online play. While good news if true, we're a bit perplexed by the site's sourced Nintendo page that makes no mention of a one friend code per console. UK-based Wifi Gamers points to the following Nintendo of Europe page that suggest the use of a single console account ID without making a direct correlation to online play.
We're betting Nintendo knows their single game code system for DS compromises usability and expect it be remedied for Wii (one can hope, right?), but take this one as rumor until we hear it from the horse's mouth.
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