Oh, but it's so on now! After Sony threw a potshot at Nintendo with the statement that the Wii "owns the closet", Ninty is finally coming out and stepping up - with claws drawn. Specifically, Satoru Iwata. With claws drawn.
On a Wii no ma (video service) info video, Iwata took the time to spell it out for Sony: we're not in the closet, we're in the center of the living room.
Take it away, Iwata-san:
According to our internal research, 87 of Wii consoles are connected to the largest TV screen in the household, which is set in the center of the living room. Our consoles are not only out of the closet, they are also in the middle of the house. This shows what kind of our customers are playing Wii, as of January this year.
As you can see, Wii is played by people in a wide ranged of ages, and male-female ratio is nearly equal. As I have mentioned, Wii has spread with ages. Nearly 90 of the consoles are connected to the largest TV screen of the internet, video streaming or payment system has established through our videogame businesses.
Good on you for defending the Wii!
But really... it took you a week to come up with that comeback?