For most Nintendo fans, from what I've gathered, it's more about Nintendo actually taking a whole new and previously unseen direction with their gaming ambitions and we don't quite know what this will result in. The fact that Nintendo themselves are so focused on talking about the future when they were always so conservative and loathe to make announcements far ahead of time is a lot more intriguing to me than some folks going crazy and already claiming victory in the 9th gen (yes; some have actually done this), and this is all a very exciting turn for the industry along with PS Now; we could very well be looking at the most significant transitional phase in gaming history right now.
End of 2016 hardware sales:
Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.