I suppose. I have a Switch Lite now but I remember things used to be talked about more when I was younger i had most of the Nintendo stuff. I had a gameboy a GBA and a dsi and a Ds and the original Nintendo the NES. I also had Atari 2600.
I think it's just you. I've been gaming since the late 70's and while gaming, per se, may have changed over the years with online gaming taking a more prominent role in how we play, video gaming itself is as, or even more popular than it's ever been. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that makes more than the film & music industries combined.