excuses, I have never seen fans make as many as Nintendo fans do. There are freaking 87 million users, I doubt most of them has that backlog, they have different taste, you can't just spend months ignoring the consoles. Adding insult, you have fans defending this shit.
Go tell that to the Japanese people who buying less than 8k right now, this is the console leader, you can't take breaks.
I couldn't care less about the userbase. I couldn't care less about Japan sales. I couldn't care less about Wii sales in fact, beyond wanting a company that makes me happy to be rewarded.
All I really care about is me. And MY point is, I totally agree with the sentiment of the OP. I am not in denial, I am not defending anyone, I just couldn't care less if new games for my taste come out right now or not because as it is I have a serious backlog, and no, it is not a backlog of Lair like games. I just don't have the time I thought (hoped) I would have, and have even stopped buying Wii games I still would like to play (of which I have a failry long list) because of that, unless they are in a serious bargain price and one step from being unfindable.
Yes there is somewhat an exception to that rule, the 3DS, but I will be playing it in very different circumstances (e.g. late at night in bed, something I can't do with a console), and between Ghost Recon and a plethora of DS games I have never played (since I haven't had a DS) such as 999 which I also bought I am set until (and well after) OOT comes out...
Currently Playing: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Anticipating: Xenoblade, The Last Story, Mario Kart 7, Rayman Origins, Zelda SS, Crush3D, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, MGS:Snake Eater 3DS, RE:Revelations, Time Travellers, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, Luigi's Mansion 2, MH TriG, DQ Monsters, Heroes of Ruin