Short but snappy: the dreaded friend codes are gone on Wii U.

Shane Satterfield from received the good news this morning.

Oh yeah, was confirmed to me today that friend codes are gone for Wii U.

Wii U's Miiverse is now the central hub for meeting people and making friends on Wii U, and with online accounts we should all be exchanging usernames instead of nonsensical 12-digit numbers by the year's end.

We imagine this news will make you very happy indeed.