We'll see how many votes 2018 will be getting on a similar thread a few years from now. I'm sure it's a case of recency bias doing its thing.

2017 on the other hand is going to be remembered as one of the best years in gaming history for at least VGC users and Japanese game fans.

Switch launch (counting the surprise factor), BotW, SMO, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2, RE7, Horizon, NieR, Nioh, Persona 5, Gravity Rush 2, Tekken 7 (which continues to grow in popularity despite the missteps from Bamco) in addition to several decent western multiplats make it a very memorable and unique year.