I've been going through a lot of comics at work. The latest round is mostly Bronze Age. I never planned on being a comic dealer; it just wound up that way due to buying one store that sold comics on the side and the fact that almost noone is selling their video games during COVID-19. What strikes me about it is that the ads in the comic books turn to nearly 100% NES games and NES-related products in late 1987 besides ads for other comics or comic stores/events. Before the ads were for all sorts of things; candy (lots of Gumby and Pokey pushing Brach's candy), selling products door-to-door, joke store stuff like joy buzzers and fake ice cubes with flies in them, musical instruments, toys, junk food and so forth.
That made me start thinking about how a lot of people over target NES age hated the NES as just another dumb consumer product that took over the media especially from '88 through '91. Not necessarily parents; I'm talking about people who were over 15 at the time. There was such a consumer push for the NES from toy stores to cartoons to advertising to movies that people who weren't into it descended into sarcasm. It didn't help that the '90s were hitting and sarcasm was becoming de regular. Also people noticed that middle schoolers were getting fat all of a sudden.
I'm not sure this is well-known, but Kurt Cobain went out and spent over $1000 on and NES and accessories then smashed them onstage because he thought the whole thing was stupid and overly-consumerist. Krist Novoselic and maybe Dave Grohl (maybe Chad Channing was playing drums still) were like "We didn't have that much money yet as a band". Also smashing an NES probably wasn't that visually appealing considering the Tonka-like construction of the NES and the Game Paks. It's not like at the end of the show when he would smash some junk Xmas guitar that he got for $40 at a pawn shop two blocks down the street from the venue before the show.
It wasn't so much that maybe these people were anti-Atari or against arcades, but the NES and its near-total takeover of male youth culture and spending really annoyed them. Maybe its the same as the way car people look at crossover SUVs today; I don't know.