There are two versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild available to buy. Only one of them requires a new console purchase, which has lots of Nintendo fans wondering which is better. Is it more stable on established hardware like the Wii U or the newer Switch?
The results, according to the experts at Digital Foundry, are inconclusive. The Switch version outputs to TV at a higher resolution than Wii U — 900p versus 720p — but the resolution boost comes with an occasional cost: lowered frame rates.
It's an issue that manifests in both versions of the game, for different reasons. While DF notes a marginal Switch advantage — in tablet mode, the frame rate issues disappear — the video also admits that more testing is needed.
Still, this comparison video offers an informative, tech-minded dive into the platform performance differences from the early game in Nintendo's latest Zelda adventure.