I seem to recall Next Generation magazine being very anti-Nintendo - not out of a sense of malice I think, but more a sense that they represented the past while Sony was the future. Next Generation seemed to be editorially tilted towards being "adult" and "serious" so Nintendo caught their ire quite often.
I *did* end up selling my N64 after finishing Ocarina of Time but held onto my PS1 for many years, largely due to the vast number of JRPGs that were coming out on it. Back in the 90s, there were a vast number of fanboys who went where the JPRGs were (myself included.) It's why I played SNES over Genesis, and why I jumped ship to Sony with Final Fantasy VII. Then I stuck with Sony and Sega because their systems were getting the Capcom arcade ports (Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, the VS series, etc.) I think Nintendo underestimated how much that loss would hurt them.