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Here’s a good Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch vs. Wii U comparison

by Joey Davidson | March 6, 2017March 6, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

Thank you, Digital Foundry!

The outlet has put together a thorough and solid comparison clip for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here it is.

The Nintendo Switch version of the game is absolutely better, but this video sets out to tackle whether or not players should consider upgrading consoles before running out to buy Breath of the Wild.

Great, so what’s the gist?

Neither console can perfectly handle Breath of the Wild. The Wii U outputs to 720p while the Switch offers 900p. However, both struggle to maintain 30fps for the game throughout play. The Switch might be pushing a lot more pixels, but it’s newer hardware and should be up to the task.

It’s hard to determine if this is a case of the under-powered nature of the Switch or the fact that Breath of the Wild is a Wii U game that’s been ported up. Will, say, Super Mario Odyssey be a much better performing game as it’s been designed entirely for the Switch? Time will tell on that front.

Should you upgrade just for Zelda? Perhaps for the portable nature of the Switch; but, don’t do it just because it looks slightly better on the TV.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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