Much like you can talk make believe about flops that never were as well.
In Ka-pis defense Europe (well western europe at least) was Comodore, Amstrad, Sinclair and atari home computer land in the 80ies. Ataris home console crash never really affected europe since the 2600 wasn’t that big of a thing here. So he’s right that the home console crash was mainly a US thing.
And compared to home computers like C64 the NES was fighting an uphill battle.