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Pemalite said:

No. You are shifting the goal post and twisting definitions.

And you are right, the Op is talking about must-have games that can't be found "elsewhere". - Thus if it's on WiiU, it can be found elsewhere, that's being logical and literal.

The amount of people who bought a WiiU is thus irrelevant to that end.
Even if only a single WiiU console ever sold, if those games can be bought on it, then those games are not exclusive to the Switch.

I fully understand the definition but it matters little, since Nintendo made the U and its successor the Switch and published BotW on them agnostic of platform, at the end of the U lifecycle. So essentially it is living across the original and the successor naturally, and was a flagship Switch title, and a launch title. It basically is the face of the Switch and also, who would not include it in a list like OP initiated and why produce a list with so little meaning? I think that's the most important question. What is the point of the list if BotW is knocked out for getting stuck on terms when we all understand the bigger picture?

Well if I may answer: it's basically pointless. Also probably why OP added a section for Switch/WiiU and rightfully so, since without that section the list doesn't hold water.

And come to think of it, is Mario 64 an N64 exclusive? Because it was released on the Wii via the virtual console,  and on the Switch through the collection Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Or is Link's Awakening a Game Boy exclusive though it was later released as Link's Awakening DX on the game boy color? Was Yoshi's Island a SNES exclusive though it came out in the GBA as Super Mario Advance 3? And what of Ocarina of time that had a special edition release on the Gamecube, is that not a 64 exclusive?

That's why sticking to terms when it comes to a timed release in Nintendo consoles exclusively is really not important.

Last edited by padib - on 30 July 2021