Nintendo pitched the Wii U at E3 as a “family device”, that will bring the fractured modern family of today together to play games. For that to be possible, the Wii U will support multiple user accounts on the same console. Therefore, the limit has been set to 12 accounts per Wii U console, according to a GameTrailers interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. Also, contrary to recent reports, Nintendo seems to have done away with the pesky friend code system, which will be replaced simply by the username players have.
Regarding Miiverse, it has been revealed that Nintendo will initially moderate all comments and notes posted in Miiverse, in order to keep things clean. Nintendo believes that the Miiverse must be safe for children to use, which means that obscene comments and language will not be tolerated. For one, there will be layers of auto-moderation, which scans messages for specific words of phrases. If some words manage to slip by, players will have the option of reporting a message. Another issue this leads to, as Nitnendo’s Satoru Iwata puts it to the LA Times, is that there could be lag between when the message is posted, and when it appears in the Miiverse. Iwata thinks that 30 minutes is “acceptable” from when a message is sent and until it appears in Miiverse. 30 minutes might seem like a very long time for us how are used to the instant speeds of Twitter and Facebook.