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I started playing on the Wii U, but now I also have a Switch and Zelda for that. I've made enough progress on the Wii U version that I don't want to start over, but I have enough hours left that it'd be worth it for a better experience. So far they seem identical (besides the controller, obviously). Is there any reason to start my game over on the Switch version?

  • I can't tell what you're asking. Do you want to know the differences between the two versions of the game? – Wrigglenite Apr 29 '17 at 10:20
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Content-wise, the games are identical. Switch version does have a more stable framerate (more noticeable in certain later game areas) than WiiU, but if you're not super sensitive to that, it's not a major difference.
The WiiU version runs at 720p@30fps, which is the same as Switch in portable mode, but in docked mode Switch runs at 900p@30fps, which is a perceivable difference on a TV, but nothing extremely major either. The sound quality is also better on Switch with higher quality environmental sound effects.

Whether these differences are major enough for you to start over, is up to you to decide.

  • I own the Switch version and I love being able to just get in bed and play it, without having a loud machine buzzing somewhere in the room, or worse yet - not working at all, because the WiiU is in another room and the signal is too weak. – Elise Apr 29 '17 at 10:38
  • 900p? That's possible? – Timmy Jim Apr 29 '17 at 12:36
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    @TimmyJim, it is rendered at 900p (why not?) and then upscaled to 1080p for output (just like 720p on the WiiU are upscaled to 1080p if that is your HDMI setting). – Carsten S Apr 29 '17 at 15:39
  • Hmm, playing Zelda in bed. Now there's a dangerous idea. Can you comment on one other possible difference: loading times? It's pretty slow on the older console. Is it any better on the Switch? – Kat Apr 29 '17 at 16:02
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    @ian_itor I can't imagine it would be Disc. I'm pretty sure solid state memory is far quicker than optical discs. – JMac May 5 '17 at 14:44

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