The differences between the Wii U and Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have been revealed.
In a statement to IGN, Nintendo revealed a number of “key facts” about the two versions of the game. The list of facts confirms that Breath of the Wild will roughly be the same experience on both the Switch and Wii U. You can see the facts below:
- Both launch on the same day, March 3rd.
- 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 versions 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.
It was recently revealed that the digital version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will take up 13.4GB of hard drive space on the Nintendo Switch when downloaded. The Switch comes with 32GB of storage, with a portion of that going to the console’s operating system, which means that Breath of the Wild will take up almost half of the system’s space.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release for the Wii U and Switch on March 3rd.