Here’s A Look At The Differences Between The Wii U and Switch Versions Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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When The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild release on March 3, it will be for both the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch. However, both versions will have their differences from one another.

 

Nintendo has now shared an official list of the differences between the two games with IGN. Notable differences include the fact that the Switch version will render the game at 900p, while the Wii U will render it at 720p. In addition, there will be no Special Edition or Master Edition for the Wii U version.

 

Here’s a look at the entire list:

 

  • Both launch on the same day, March 3.

 

  • Both have a frame rate of 30fps.

 

  • Both versions of the game offer the same content.

 

  • On a TV, the Nintendo Switch version of the game renders in 900p while the Wii U version renders in 720p.

 

  • The Nintendo Switch version has higher-quality environmental sounds. As a result, the sound of steps, water, grass, etc. are more realistic and enhance the game’s Open-Air feel.

 

  • The physical copy of the Wii U version will require 3GB of available memory on the Wii U system or an external drive.

 

  • Some icons, such as onscreen buttons, differ between the two versions.

 

  • A Special Edition and Master Edition of the Wii U version are not available.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release for the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd.


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