The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U version has an Advantage over the Nintendo Switch adaptation of the game. What’s that advantage; let’s have a look at it.

As we all know, Nintendo Switch is a new and innovative console by the top notch manufacturer Nintendo. It offers a fantastic Zelda: Breath of the Wild experience with a stable and good framerate, less loading time, and way high resolution than Nintendo’s Wii U consoles.

Nintendo Switch is better than Wii U in so many different ways when it comes to games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But, you’ll be stunned to know that there is one point in the game, where Wii U is actually “Better” than Nintendo Switch.

Overall, Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes a very less time to load up but when it comes to Shrines, switch kind of gets laggy. The recent comparison videos have shown that Wii U does load the Shrines a little faster than the Nintendo Switch. This is where the Wii U consoles have an advantage over the Nintendo Switch.

The difference of load time is very little, but it makes a difference. Most of you players would agree to that. But that doesn’t mean at all that Nintendo Switch enthusiasts have made a mistake buying the console. To be honest, this load time difference feels very little if you put both of the consoles side by side for a comparison. So, there isn’t anything to worry about.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Wii U released with the Nintendo Switch launch. On both of the consoles, the game is getting a lot of praise and is played worldwide. No matter what console you have, you’ll always admire the beauty and promising nature of the game.

As you might know, Nintendo Switch is available somewhere and it’s totally not available at some stores. The shortage of stock has left a good amount of fans heartbroken. But, if you have a Nintendo Wii U console, why not grab a Wii U version of the game until you get your hands on Switch. This will definitely allow you to enjoy this masterpiece on both of the consoles and you’ll get familiar with all the pros and cons of both consoles for Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

If you want to know some more of the details before you buy your Zelda: Breath of the Wild version, for any of these two consoles, do check out the comparison video by Digital Foundry on YouTube. They have revealed that the slight difference in Shrine load time is because of the varying resolutions and framerates of the consoles.

According to TechTeam, Zelda: Breath of the Wild runs pretty much same when the Nintendo Switch is in Dock Mode. The difference comes in because of Nintendo Switch runs on 900p and Wii U at 720p. The hard-lock of 20fps on both of the consoles makes it sure to not let any of the console to drop anymore beyond the threshold. If we analyze it properly, we’ll know that both of these consoles suffer from a slight performance drop. This performance drop occurs at different times and places.

When it comes to the Framerate, both of the Consoles are equally matched. However, all of this is reversed when Nintendo Switch is in Handheld mode instead of the Docked Mode. We know that Zelda: Breath of the Wild runs on 720p on Wii U but it suffers very fewer performance glitches as compared to the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

For some people, the smallest of details matter a lot, but some won’t even notice this change in framerate. The point is, the game runs very smooth on both of the consoles. You get a very good graphics experience on Switch when its Docked and offers a 900p gameplay. On the other hand, Zelda: Breath of the Wild runs pretty smooth on Wii U as well, but on 720p.

This difference is not so big either but it changes the way you look at things. So, if you want a simple, a little bit less detailed version of the game, you can enjoy it on Nintendo Wii U. If you want a more detailed and more refined version of the game, you can play it on Nintendo Switch. But, don’t forget to put it in docked mode or else it’ll literally feel like you are playing the game on Wii U.

  • Fozzy Bear

    What sucks is that used Wii U’s are about $250, only $50 less than a new switch. Hard to find a new Wii U and if you can it’s a $300+ bundle. You can’t be playing with a full deck if you pay $250 for a 5 year old system when you can get a PS4/Xbox One for $239.