Both my oldest daughter and wife (who isn't a traditional gamer) love Breath of the Wild, so I would say that has changed this generation.
I agree with Animal Crossing. The Switch version is almost certain to become the biggest of the franchise. It also has a wide age appeal. It's the first game franchise I played extensively with my kids. So there's already nostalgia there for them with the game, similar to me and 2D Mario (since I grew up with SMB 1, 2, 3, and World).
It's also probably the first true casual console game - and when I say that, I don't mean games for retarded people (as some people in this forum tend to use the term), but games that encourage short sessions of gameplay over long periods of time.
I think Switch will sell 22-25 million within 12 months of Animal Crossing release. Going to be nuts.