Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has admitted that there are flaws with Wii's online Friend system – but reassured consumers the company is working hard to improve the service.
Speaking to GameDaily, Iwata admitted that Wii's system of Friend Codes was not perfect” – but that it gave parents of new consumers piece of mind.
First of all, I don't think the current system we have with friend codes is perfect. However, if it's an online world where you can get access to anybody without any restrictions, I as a father do not feel like allowing my daughter be engaged in that kind of world.
So for Nintendo, especially in terms of the people who have never experienced online video games before, we think that it's still very important to create a world where we can assure that there will be no harassment for these online beginners, and we really want to assure the security and safety for them to do that.
So we will be studying this on an ongoing basis in order to improve Nintendo's own circumstances where people can freely and safely enjoy the communications through the net.”