Michael Pachter, for those that aren’t aware of the guy, is a games industry analyst who has become well known in the gaming community for holding and airing very strong opinions.
Some gamers regard him as nothing but a troll spouting his views in order to gain attention and elicit responses. Others enjoy watching his predictions turn out to be way off, as they usually do. But he does make for some good headlines.
“I don’t think Nintendo fans are so stupid they would buy a piece of cardboard. A box on the other hand, that says Nintendo on it, they probably would. Do you remember when you were a kid and you get gifts, and when you’re really little you like the box better than the gift? That’s how I think of Nintendo fanboys.”
To put the quote in context Pachter and other guests were discussing the Wii U and its chances of succeeding, but was this attack really necessary?
Personally I don’t like fanboys of any persuasion, whether they have nailed their colors to the mast of Apple, Microsoft, Sony, or whomever. But singling Nintendo fanboys out in this way is a little underhanded.