He is not apologizing for not liking the Wii, he is apologizing for making inflammatory comments and acting like a child. It's perfectly ok not to like the Wii but back it up with more than namecalling and some tenous arguments about how Nintendo's website doesn't contain the word "art".
It's true he has every right to act however he wants but it looks like he couldn't handle the backlash whether it came from Maxis or elsewhere and had to produce a pretty canned apology to try to save his reputation or maybe to keep his job.
If he didn't mean it he should not have said it. If he meant it, just stand up and be man about it and defend yourself. He is not a man but a jellyfish.