Submit a news tip

Zelda: Breath of the Wild – lineup of differences between Switch and Wii U from Nintendo

Posted on January 17, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U

Nintendo has provided IGN with an listing of differences The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has on Switch and Wii U. While most details were known, the Switch edition is officially confirmed to run at 900p. Nintendo also mentions “higher-quality environmental sounds” on Switch.

Here’s the full rundown:

  • 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.


Leave a Reply