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d21lewis said:

curl-6 said:

You're never "forced" to own anything. There's always the option of just skipping it. BOTW single-handedly carried the successful launch of one of the fastest selling systems ever.

A game does not necessarily have to be exclusive to be a killer app. Halo 1 was not exclusive to Xbox for example. If a game is desirable enough that people will buy the hardware it runs on in large numbers just to play it, then it is a killer app.

Wasn't Halo exclusive for years, though?

Upon double checking, yeah. Point still stands though; all a game has to do to be a killer app is to compel mass adoption of the hardware it runs on. BOTW also coming out on Wii U is irrelevant to it being a killer app for Switch.