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Now that Sonic Frontiers has released, GameXplain has put together a new video comparing the visuals of the Switch PS5 versions of the game.

Obviously, the Switch version doesn’t perform as well as its next gen counterpart. Resolution is maxed out at 720p, and the framerate is capped at 30 FPS. Some textures and geometry also seem less detailed, and most noticeably, pop-in is far more common on the Switch version.

Alan Wake Remastered Switch vs Xbox One comparison

A graphics comparison video has come in for the new Switch version of Alan Wake Remastered, showing how the game stacks up to its Xbox One counterpart.

There are all sorts of changes that are apparent here, but the easiest aspects to discuss concerns frame rate and resolution. On Switch, a big talking point over the past week has revolved around drops in FPS. Alan Wake Remastered isn’t perfectly stable on Xbox One either, but Nintendo’s console seems to have some consistent dips that brings the action down to 20 FPS. It remains to be seen whether a patch will be offered in the future to improve performance.

Persona 5 Royal comparison

GameXplain has put together a new video comparison for the new Switch version of Persona 5 Royal, stacking it up against the PS4 release. This comes ahead of the launch on Nintendo’s console in just a few days.

Overall, any changes made to Persona 5 Royal on Switch seem to be minimal. In terms of content, you’re obviously getting the same exact content. Visual changes seem to be minor and appear to come down to saturation. Resolution on Switch also can’t reach the same heights as the PS4 version, though this was largely known to start with.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse graphics comparison

A new graphics comparison video has come online for the Switch and Wii versions of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.

Koei Tecmo announced during the latest Nintendo Direct that the survival horror title is making a comeback following its initial release in 2008. Whereas the Wii original was only sold in Japan, the new Switch edition is receiving a worldwide launch for the first time.

Pilotwings 64 is appearing on Switch in less than a week, and GameXplain has now readied a comparison video to show how the graphics compare to the N64 original.

The biggest takeaway here is that on Switch, the game runs at a mostly smooth 60 frames per second. That’s a big step up from the initial release, which largely ran at 30 FPS (some dips, only menus were 60 FPS). Outside of that, the whole package is in proper HD like other N64 titles on Switch Online. The only slight downside is that the in-game timer looks a bit more wonky due to the increased frame rate.

Nier Automata Switch PS4 graphics comparison

A new video for the Switch and PS4 versions of NieR: Automata have emerged, covering the graphics and frame rate.

By all accounts, developer Virtuos has done an admirable job bringing the action adventure game to Switch. We already know that the title targets 30 frames per second on Nintendo’s console rather than 60 – and that’s further backed up here. But this may actually be a good thing as the PS4 version, while targeting 60, can fluctuate – and that doesn’t always lead to the best experience. Elsewhere we see that the game apparently goes for a resolution of 1080p on Switch when docked, but with temporal reconstruction. 

Pac-Man World Re-Pac graphics comparison trailer

Original (8/5): Bandai Namco has created an official graphics comparison trailer for Pac-Man World Re-Pac.

The original game launched for the PlayStation in 1999, and needless to say that technology has evolved since then. Bandai Namco has gone back to the drawing board and reworked the visuals in many different ways, including the character models, environments, and textures.

Wave Race 64 has just released for Nintendo Switch Online, and we can now take a look at how this version of the game compares visually to past iterations. In this Gamexplain video, the Switch version is first compared to the N64 original, before then being compared to the more modern Wii U version.

As is expected, the Switch version is certainly an improvement over the more jagged N64 original, and since Wii U ports of N64 games tended to make things a little darker, the Switch brightens it up in comparison to be truer to its initial release.

Here is some more information about Wave Race 64:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass Wave 2 graphics comparison

Nintendo is bringing back another set of tracks to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the Booster Course Pass Wave 2 DLC, and GameXplain has now put together a graphics comparison video.

For those that need a refresher, the Turnip Cup has Tour New York Minute, SNES Mario Circuit 3, N64 Kalimari Desert, and DS Waluigi Pinball. The Propeller Cup features Tour Sydney Sprint, GBA Snow Land, Wii Mushroom Gorge as returning tracks. Sky-High Sundae is actually making its first debut every in the Propeller Cup, though it will appear in Mario Kart Tour later.

pac-man world re-pac comparison

Thanks to GameXplain, we have a new graphics comparison video for Pac-Man World Re-Pac. The just-announced remake and the original PlayStation release have gone head to head.

Bandai Namco just announced Pac-Man World Re-Pac earlier today. Other then improved graphics, it will also offer smoother gameplay and a wider view of the action. More information can be found below.


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