The best part of it all for me is how he explained his lack of time for discussing these matters in here, he clearly has plenty of time to do it elsewhere (he does it on other sites as well), it appears that it has more to do with the fact that he was wrecked by people who actually took their time to dismantle his behemoth posts in here, so he doesn't want to come back.
Like I said though; around the time the NX rolls out, he'll be back with a vengeance, but he'll refuse to own up to his spectacular failure(s), yet again. He also had those "facts vs fiction" threads, where he refused to discuss the UNITY thread, stating that "well, that thread is locked, so we can't really discuss it, now can we?", convenient!
He has to come back, we need more crazy on these forums, most of the people here today are too tame...
What I love is he always finds some pattern in past generations and then makes it an ironclad rule that dictates what must happen in the future. He's moved on from "the most powerful console in a generation has never won" to "the console that wins the most influential market (which he gets to define, how convenient) wins worldwide". He can write as much as he wants about how Nintendo is amazing and is the boss of the industry throughout history, but until he realizes that a pattern of 6 or 7 does not make an ironclad rule then it'll always just be the ramblings of a superfan who wants to relive the glory days when the blind squirrel found the proverbial nut. I remember how revered he was for that first prediction on Wii, and he should get credit for that, but I think his predictions since have shown that he just got lucky that for once Nintendo succeeded as much as he always thinks they will, not that he's some brilliant market analyst who can see into the future when others are blinded by Nintendo hate.
Edit: just to toss it out there, patterns are useful, and can help you figure out what is most likely to happen when you have little else to go on, but when more prevelant information (like current sales numbers) shows you that the pattern is likely to be broken you should not think that fortunes will be reversed and go in your favorite company's favor just to maintain some pattern you found in previous generations.