What’s the Difference Between Wii U and Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild Versions?

By   /   Jan 18, 2017
Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild

It is a miracle that Nintendo never canceled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U. For a long time, we actually believed that it would eventually happen. However, Nintendo has pulled it off and managed to complete the game for both Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

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What we now like to know is that difference between Wii U and Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild versions? Are they both the same or Nintendo had to cut corners on Wii U?

In an interview with IGN, Nintendo confirmed the following differences between Wii U and Breath of the Wild versions.

  • 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.

Nintendo Switch is releasing on March 3rd as well and Zelda is not only the highlight for Switch, but also for Wii U this year. This may be the only Zelda game to ever release on Wii U as Nintendo’s software support is going to shift its complete focus on Switch.

Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild is available for pre-order across the globe.

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