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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch and Wii U differences explained

Switch version renders at 900p, while Wii U comes in at 720p

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be launched for both Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3. So how do the two versions differ?

A report on IGN outlines the differences, provided via a statement from Nintendo. The main improvement for Switch owners is that their game will render at 900p, while the Wii U versions renders at 720p. Both games have a target frame rate at 30fps.

The Switch version will also offer "higher-quality environmental sounds," according to Nintendo. "As a result, the sound of steps, water, grass, etc. are more realistic and enhance the game’s open-air feel," said the statement.

Certain onscreen icons differ between the two versions. Also, Wii U owners will not be offered the Special Edition and Master Edition.

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