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According to a statement sent to IGN, Nintendo officially explains the differences between the Wii U and Switch versions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Though the list starts off three facts about with what’s common, five more facts do tell what’s different between the Switch and Wii U 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.
With these details, do you feel like playing this game on the Wii U or the Switch?