Yes, you read the title right. It appears as though Wii will use some type of system code as most of us already know, but the news is that primarily, we may be using actual names! From IGN's Wii Guide it says you will use a System Nickname that you make up when you first start up the Wii and these will be stored in the Wii's Address Book.
I, fortunately, have never had to deal with these friend codes, but I've heard they're quite annoying. This will make Wii's online gaming system way more user friendly. What do you guys think?
To read what I read, go here and put your mouse over the Address Book icon; a description will pop up on the left. It even compares it to Xbox Live, a great online system!
Here's a snapshot of the description if you're feeling lazy: