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Nintendo details the difference between Wii U and Switch versions of Breath of the Wild

On January 18, 2017 by Aaron Meehan

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Nintendo has revealed the major differences between the Wii U and Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The details, which Nintendo provided to IGN, makes note of render difference, the frame rate and the game environment. Below is a bullet point list of the key differences.

  • 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.

Source: IGN

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.


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