When asked about connecting with friends via the Wii U, Reggie Fils-Aime said:
We’ve heard the community feedback on friend codes and we’re making it dramatically easier for you to connect with your friends.
But I wish they’d just copy Xbox Live. An account system with gamer-tags has been working well for the past few years. “Dramatically easier” could mean something in that vein, but Reggie’s inability to share anything too specific has me wondering if we’re in for another console cycle of lacklustre online experiences.