Don't be mad, Rol. The question was the year of the NX release, not the exact moment. If Nintendo had decided to release it 31st of december at 23:59, the 2016 band would have won, and release it a minute after, and the 2017 would have won. The rest of considerations around the NX and the WiiU are moot to the bet.
Also, you need a crow avatar too. Join the crow eaters.
IIRC it was about "putting your money where your mouth is", so the numbers merely represent which side of the argument somebody was on. The Civil War thread was created because of said lengthy arguments.