Here's an example of the sway RPG characters hold in Japan: A writer for AndriaSang
spotted Final Fantasy XIII
's Lightning hocking TVs in a Japanese electronics store. Her favorite model? Why, the Sony Bravia, of course.
Do what you will, but, speaking from experience, if you start making your purchasing decisions based on the whims of computer-generated characters you end up buying a crate of New Coke solely on the recommendation of Max Headroom. Trust us on this one.