The Difference Between Zelda: BOTW For Nintendo Switch And Wii U

Nintendo has revealed to IGN the key differences between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U.

There’s some pretty key differences between the two consoles:

  • 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.
  • Some icons, such as onscreen buttons, differ between the two versions.
  • A Special Edition and Limited Edition of the Wii U version are not available.

It doesn’t appear that there’s any content specific to the Nintendo Switch version, which is great news.

Nintendo recently revealed the storage sizes that would be taken up by Breath of the Wild on the two platforms.

Nintendo also revealed retail copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild require 3GB install space on Wii U..

Thanks, IGN.