From a recent preview posted on British Gaming Blog we learn that Mario Strikers Charged (Wii's first online game in the West) will adopt the painful friendcode system, not only this but each Mii will have their own friendcode.
"You import your Mii in Strikers, and get a friend code per Mii. This way, you and your family can have different friends to play with online. It is also shown which of your friends are online."
Whilst I'm actually looking forward to this game (its original isn't half bad) I can't help that feel Nintendo could really do better with its online system, c'mon guys do you really expect us to keep a trail of unmemorable numbers for every game? Isn't gamertag a good enough example to base the system on? Oh well.