Reading the comments for that article was very interesting. It shows that many people do not look at investing the same way I do. Most posters seemed to think that the diversification of Sony made it a better buy. I think the opposite. I think that Sony is involved in too many businesses that I want no part of. The risk that NTDOY may have a flop for their next console is real, but slim in my view. All they will have to do is take the concept of the wii and give it more power, more capabilities, and a new controller. Lets face it Nintendo is now solidifying its brand to a new generation, which happens to be the the sons and daughters of its old generation.
The same slice of the population plans to buy a Wii, not an Xbox or a PS3. "Despite lackluster consumer electronics spending, there are still some bright spots. The Nintendo Wii remains a hot seller among consumers, with 8% saying they plan to buy one in the next 12 months -- up 3-pts from a year ago." http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/3/prweb785044.htm