Nintendo Lays Out Switch and Wii U Zelda: Breath of the Wild Differences

Resolution and sound quality are two areas where the versions differ.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch simultaneously on the upcoming Switch and Nintendo’s current home console, the Wii U, on March 3. A report from IGN now details how the two versions of the game will differ.

According to the list, both versions will have a framerate of 30fps and will offer the same content. The Switch version will render in 900p docked (720p undocked, according to Digital Foundry), while the Wii U version renders in 720p. Also, Nintendo states that the Switch version of the game will have “higher-quality environmental sounds.” Further, there will not be a Special Edition or Master Edition of the game for Wii U.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be one of five games launching with the Nintendo Switch on March 3. You can catch up on everything we learned from the Switch reveal event here.

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