System wide avatars have become almost a platform standard this generation. Nintendo, who started the whole buzz, has their Miis, Microsoft their Avatars, and, to a much lesser extent, Sony and their PlayStation Home avatars. In Nintendo’s and Microsoft’s case, these characters not only represent system or account data but, on occasion, also appear in games like Mario Kart Wii, Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing and even some more traditional sports titles like both the NHL2k and Pro Evolution Soccer series on the Wii. But where they really get their time to shine in titles under the Wii and Kinect branding.
You can check out the full article on VGChart’s gamrFeed.