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For me, personally, each new year of Switch has a load of new software I like. It's hard to say 2017 was the best because I mostly just played a lot of Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart that year, with some other games (Arms, Disgaea 5, and Xenoblade 2), but in later years, I've been playing dozens of games. 2020 was BIG for Animal Crossing and Xenoblade Chronicles DE. I can't compare the years in terms of simple software releases. I definitely had more fun with Wii/DS than Switch, but I was also younger and probably the perfect sort of person for those systems being they had a lot of classic games, new motion games, and a lot of handheld RPGs. Switch has that too, but I feel its slid under Wii/DS for me.
Relatively speaking to me November 2006 until sometime around 2011 were my favourite years as a gamer. Although, I really enjoy what the Switch has done and think it's the obvious successor, but I've felt the motion games are a bit janky compared to the simpler Wii games - I've had issues with Arms and Ring Fit Adventure while the earlier motion games on Wii were fairly flawless (although, much simpler, so less where they could go wrong) - although, Wii's Skyward Sword was much jankier than any of the Switch motion games I've played so far. Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy III (FF6), and Xenoblade Chronicles all hit Wii in 2011 - these were all massive games for me after a strong 2010 for RPGs (including Rune Factory Frontier, Dragon Quest 9, Final Fantasy 1 and II/4, etc.).
The thing with Switch right now is my consumption of video games isn't as voracious as it was a decade ago (my work is more solitary, so less social gaming), and the volume of software is insane, even compared to Wii/DS combined. Every week I'm staring down at 25-30 new games, and figuring "Do I want to buy a new game I'll play 1-2 times?" It's not that they're bad games, it's that there are many many games I want to play. So, not it's more of a question of "What games do I want to spend my time on?" So, now, when I look at a new game each month, I'm staring down a list of 100 new games plus all the other games I skipped that I still kinda wanna play - some of them with ridiculous discounts. But I'll sooner buy a full priced game I'll actually play than one for 90% off that I might play once or twice at a later date.