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I choose...

2017 43 71.67%
2019 17 28.33%

2017. Two of my favorite games: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey were released. Also, there was the release of Stardew Valley on Switch. I didn't play it until 2018, but it helps the argument. Not to mention it was the most downloaded title on the eShop for all of 2017. Add in Skyrim (which I'd never played for more than a half hour on my brother's PS3), Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and others. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe I bought begrudgingly, but I enjoyed the new features.
2019 had a lot of strengths, but several slow periods. Not to mention certain flaws of a platform become more apparent when it's been out for 2 years. 2019 was an improvement over 2018, though.
2020 could be the best year of the Switch yet. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will likely be amazing, and BOTW 2 may release. Not to mentioned the rumored Switch Pro or a potential Super Mario Odyssey 2.

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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2017 BotW , Spla2oon, and Odyssey were just such great games. Links Awakening is the only thing I bought myself for the Switch in 2019.

BOTW and Odyssey in the same year?? That's tough shoes to fill

Yeah I'm gonna go with 2017 as well. In addition to the amazing combo of BOTW + Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2, Mario + Rabbids, and Doom were also excellent.

2019 is no slouch though with Hellblade, Witcher 3, Yooka Laylee & The Impossible Lair, Luigi's Mansion 3, Yoshi's Crafted World, and Trine 4.

Both beat any year of the Wii U and any year of the Wii outside of 2010.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

2017 was definitely the more exciting year, and the year with the stronger releases. 2019 is the more satisfying year because there's the new stuff, but ALSO all those amazing games from 2017. Most of the games I got in 2017 are still among my main games played in 2020 - and not because of a lack of compelling content from last year - just that the 2017 games were that damn good. I've probably played Mario Kart 8 for 150-250 days in 2019, and I still play Stardew Valley regularly (how that holds up after March and Animal Crossing remains to be seen. Also the Rune Factory games), and I played a lot of Zelda over the last month and a bit (mostly because I've been playing The Witcher 3, which IMO is significantly better than Skyrim).

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The games I bought
2017: Zelda BOTW, Arms, Mario Kingdom Battle, Splatoon 2
2019: FE 3H , Luigi Mansion 3 (Just for my brother)

So 2019 easily wins. Imo no other year will beat it.

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I'm going 2019.... there were so many awesome games, all the time. I never stopped playing my switch this year.. at all. Fire emblem: three houses.... that was the icing on the most amazing cake ever. What a year... and I know what 2017 brought. So, that's saying ALOT about 2019.

I bought more games in 2019 than any other year of gaming in my life save the aforementioned 2010, but the average level of quality was just that bit higher in 2017 for me.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Well Breath of the Wild is the greatest game this gen so the year that one came out.

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It's so rare to have any system release 2 games on the level of BOTW and Mario Odyssey in the same year, I'd say 2019 had the superior quantity of good games, but as great as Fire Emblem 3 Houses and Astral Chain are, the best of 2017 is just on a whole other level.