I know it was, that doesnt automatically mean it will have a bigger affect this year.
Of course those games you listed will be huge but every year has huge games during the holidays so i dont really see much of a difference there.
usually every holiday has the same type of big games. spider man, and RDR2, are something totally different. all rockstar has to do is make a commercial saying from the developers that brought you GTAV, and its over.