Actually, I'm kind of struggling to see why his point should be completely dismissed. Is it not relevant in the short-term? That's an honest question, by the way, as I do not keep up with the NPD or numbers at all. If this "extra week" created a blip in the date flow then I see no harm in addressing it.
Not that you need to do anything, as he can note it well enough in his first post. I just don't really get the "no we won't talk about that" vibe.
Because its irrelevent and this is the first time that anybody has ever made a big deal about a 5 week January.
They have existed before and people have compared years with a 5 week January to years with a 4 week January and its never been an issue.
All of a sudden its a huge issue because it puts their console at a "disadvantage"
When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.