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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition details – Wii U world transfers, world size, more

Posted on April 18, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

During a Twitch stream, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition was briefly shown with off-screen footage. Some details about the upcoming version were shared as well.

One concern players may have relates to worlds from the Wii U version. If you created content on that platform, you’ll be happy to hear that the team is worked on a way to transfer worlds over to Switch. Transfers won’t be ready for launch next month, but it sounds like it will be happening at some point.

On Switch, Minecraft will run at 60 frames per second. It was also noted is that Switch is very easy to work with. The Switch version will be on par with the January update upon release, and in the near future, it will catch up quickly with the other editions of the game.

Finally, let’s talk about world size. On Wii U and other older platforms, the size is 864 x 864. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have large sizes of 5120 x 5120. Switch isn’t quite as big, but it’ll be medium-sized at 3072 x 3072. Switch will basically offer worlds that are 3.5² bigger than Wii U, so that’s not too shabby.

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  • hi v3.0

    Can you also use the touchscreen like the mobile version?

    • Pip

      I hope so.
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  • Mark

    Put another way: the ‘official’ size of each voxel of Minecraft is one meter. That would make the size of the world in the 360, PS3, and Wii U about 0.75 square KM. The Nintendo Switch world, on the other hand, would be 9.4 square KM. That’s twelve times larger than what I’m used to, having been a 360 Minecrafter. I’m a little jealous of the PS4 and XB1 being 26.2 square KM, but I think I’ll be very pleased with the huge jump for the Switch.

    • DeltaPeng

      Thanks for putting it in perspective. I do like the Mario additions, so I’m semi-interested. Like that multiple people can build at once

    • skilarbabcock

      The only reason the switch versions worlds are smaller is due to amount of storage