Nin­ten­do has sen out a list of dif­fer­ences between the Switch and the Wii U ver­sions of Zel­da: Breath of the Wild to var­i­ous web­sites such as GameSpot and IGN.

  • Both launch on the same day, March 3.
  • Both have a frame rate of 30 FPS.
  • 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 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.
  • The phys­i­cal copy of the Wii U ver­sion will require 3 GB of avail­able mem­o­ry on the Wii U sys­tem or an exter­nal drive.
  • Some icons, such as on-screen but­tons, dif­fer between the two versions.
  • A Spe­cial Edi­tion and Mas­ter Edi­tion of the Wii U ver­sion are not available.

These details con­firm pre­vi­ous state­ments from Nin­ten­do that said both ver­sions will remain large­ly the same. A thing to note is the Switch ver­sion is only 900p on the TV, the portable screen’s max dis­play is 720p. Also one dif­fer­ence not men­tion is that the Mas­ter and Spe­cial Edi­tion of the game will only be on the Switch. 

Zel­da: Breath of the Wild launch­es March 3 along­side the Nin­ten­do Switch.