Nintendo is working toward the March 3 release date for their latest console, Nintendo Switch. The system will be debuting at the price of $300 and will include a slew of exciting games. One of the most exciting will be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and it too will release on Wii U.

Gamers may be wondering how The Legend of Zelda plays on the Wii U versus Switch. There is a lot we know about the experience’s differences across each platform, and more continues to surface. Switch and Wii U are very different consoles from a hardware standpoint, and Zelda may be differing quite a bit.

Nintendo knows how these experiences will contrast from one another. Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime gave his thoughts on the differences between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch versus Wii U.

“My personal experience is that the game loads faster on Nintendo Switch. The movement through this grand space is more fluid on Nintendo Switch. It is more than just frame rate. It is the way you move through that environment and just how the environments are fluid versus Wii U uses a frame [known as] pop-ins. I don’t see that when I experience it on Nintendo Switch.

“I am not an engineer. I cannot speak to technically to what are the technical foundations of the Wii U’s executive versus the Nintendo Switch’s execution. What I can say is I have played them both and they’re great [games]. I’ll buy [The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild] on Nintendo Switch,” Fils-Aime told GameSpot.

For Wii U owners who are wary about purchasing the game for that system, I’m here to say what I experienced at E3 2016 last year was excellent. That was a while ago, but the same seemed ready to launch then. I don’t believe gamers will get some half-baked game on Wii U just because it is also launching on Switch. Nintendo is smarter than to show such blatant disregard for its fans.

Now of course there will be differences between the Switch version and Wii U version. It is a simple fact because Switch is more powerful than Wii U. There will be contrasts because Switch and Wii U are very different consoles at their very foundations.

If you own a Wii U and aren’t going to pick up a Switch day one, but still want to play Breath of the Wild on Wii U, I think you should do so with absolute confidence. Nintendo will launch Switch on March 3 and Breath of the Wild will do the same. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Nintendo.

About Steve Ruygrok

Gaming, Spirits, and Craft Beer enthusiast. If you say you don't like beer, then you just haven't had the right type yet. Great spirits keep away the bad ones. Video games are kind of amazing, just do it...or something like that.

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