We already know that the buzz surrounding Nintendo forthcoming console is reaching fever pitch, but how many people are thinking about purchasing the console?
According to consumer research group Nielsen “buzz” for Project Cafe pre-E3 is significantly higher than buzz for Project Natal/Kinect at a similar point before last year’s show. Nielsen has also revealed that interest in the console is also higher than that of the Nintendo 3DS before it launched in March. The dissapointing news is that only 27% of surveyed individuals said they’d be interested in buying Project Cafe within six months of release, compared to 25% and 24% for Microsoft and Sony’s currently unannounced next-gen efforts. Clearly these alleged figures will change dramatically once the console is shown for the first time at E3 next week.