At the moment that we saw that the Wii has its own system-specific friend code, we breathed a sigh of relief. A sixteen digit code is still a completely unwieldy username, but at least we didn’t need one for each game. Right?
Wrong. Pokemon Battle Revolution, the first Wii online game, hit Japanese stores last Thursday. What did gamers find when they tried to go online? They found a new twelve digit friend code and a brand new list to add codes for this one game. It looks like Nintendo has learned absolutely nothing from the sometimes annoying experience of online DS titles. To make matters worse, you still can’t exchange friend codes in game. You need to send each other codes in real life.