Nintendo Wants People To Take Their Miis To New Systems

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The Miis, cute little avatars that are one of the highlights of Nintendo's Wii system, look set to be around for the long run, according to comments made by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

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Asked whether Miis might somehow be compatible with the upcoming 3DS, Miyamoto replied "We need to keep in mind how we evolve the Miis and how we think about compatibility with Miis between different systems, but that's something that we're definitely giving consideration to and want to continue to try to allow people to use their Miis on different Nintendo systems going forward."

Not confirmation that we'll get them on the 3DS, then, but you may want to hang onto them when Nintendo's next home console comes around.

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Miyamoto on 3DS [IGN]

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Altima NEO

I think MS has them beat with the Avatars. Its the same thing, but more customizable and upgradable.

The Wii is pretty much stuck with what its got, because it would break every game that has Miis in it, because of the way the Wii's software works. They might be able to do brand new ones for the 3DS, but I doubt youd be able to take them back to the Wii.