Of course it applies to other companies, but you can't deny the articles with see most all over the internet are the Nintendo doom and gloom articles
I wish I had the time to really do some sore of a retrospective observational analysis to see how many doom articles we got for the PS3 vs. Wii, as well as how many doom articles we got for the 3DS (pre-price drop) vs. the PS VIta (since it's launch). Then we could really quantify how much negative press either on gets more than the other. Also, how many doom threads (and who started them - which would be most interesting!) on VGC.
I'm sure the results would be most revealing.