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Nintendo Switch console in stock at certain symths stores. I just ordered one from the nottingham store, both grey and the neon consoles available. Console and zelda available as a bundle for £319.99.… Read More
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Nintendo Switch console in stock at certain symths stores. I just ordered one from the nottingham store, both grey and the neon consoles available. Console and zelda available as a bundle for £319.99.

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Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U

Edited By: johnthehuman on Mar 06, 2017 09:18
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M0nk3h
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
I mean yeah, I want a Ferrari but I may as well order a Volkswagen Beetle, right?

On a serious note, it's not even a relevant comment.

You're comparing a Switch to a Ferrari, and the Wii U is a Beetle? Ohh kay.

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banned#1
stock still in Smyth Toys in Speke
#2
Adding heat because it's a great little machine (we got ours day one) and anyone into Zelda should buy this console and Breath of the Wild immediately!!X)
#3
Console and Zelda is not £279.99
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Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U

Edited By: johnthehuman on Mar 06, 2017 09:18
1 Like #5
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U

Not this again....
2 Likes #6
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U

I mean yeah, I want a Ferrari but I may as well order a Volkswagen Beetle, right?

On a serious note, it's not even a relevant comment.
3 Likes #7
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....

What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
10 Likes #8
M0nk3h
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
I mean yeah, I want a Ferrari but I may as well order a Volkswagen Beetle, right?

On a serious note, it's not even a relevant comment.

You're comparing a Switch to a Ferrari, and the Wii U is a Beetle? Ohh kay.
1 Like #9
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.

No, just no. "Probably" mentioned twice in your comment.

Edited By: MrCollective on Mar 06, 2017 09:24
#10
MrCollective
Console and Zelda is not £279.99


Sorry. Meant to put you can get the bundle for 319.99. How do I edit the post in my phone lol.
#11
flyyoufools88
MrCollective
Console and Zelda is not £279.99
Sorry. Meant to put you can get the bundle for 319.99. How do I edit the post in my phone lol.

Yeah just mentioned it incase people get excited about a deal X)
I think you can just tap the bottom of your post and it shows the edit / expire options.
#12
Thanks. Changed the picture too so people don't get confused.
1 Like #13
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.


I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
#14
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
Well, anyone could do that, but if you're a real Nintendo fan you owe it to yourself to get the Switch which is a brilliant piece of kit (in pretty much constant use at ours since Friday afternoon). We've had a Wii U since day one and it's been OK but never a really great console and the Switch blows it out of the water. Of course this comment is based on the assumption that one can afford the Switch in the first place, and there will be some who want (need!) to play BOTW but can't shell out the cost of a new console.
1 Like #15
Good deal - I sold 2 for £310 each on Saturday via gumtree, so no fees. Demand must be higher than supply, at least in these parts....
3 Likes #16
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.

The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D
1 Like #17
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D


Because of course, there will be no more games released for the Switch...
2 Likes #18
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D
Because of course, there will be no more games released for the Switch...

... at which point there will be better deals available ;)

It never ends.
#19
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D
Because of course, there will be no more games released for the Switch...

Key point there: will be.
1 Like #20
K1LLER_HORNET
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D
Because of course, there will be no more games released for the Switch...
... at which point there will be better deals available ;)
It never ends.
From Nintendo? :-)
#21
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D
Because of course, there will be no more games released for the Switch...
Key point there: will be.

Errrr yes, and?
#22
Is the bundle store only? Can't find it online.
1 Like #23
zedx19
Is the bundle store only? Can't find it online.


If you put both items in your basket it reduces the price at checkout :-)
1 Like #24
M0nk3h
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
I mean yeah, I want a Ferrari but I may as well order a Volkswagen Beetle, right?
On a serious note, it's not even a relevant comment.

In terms of gaming and vehicle similarities the switch would be closer to a push bike, and the Wii U would be one of those toy cars that toddlers scoot around on.
1 Like #25
M0nk3h
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
I mean yeah, I want a Ferrari but I may as well order a Volkswagen Beetle, right?
On a serious note, it's not even a relevant comment.
Absolutely a relevant comment. You look around at comparisons of the Wii U version to the Switch version and it seems that the Switch is only "marginally better". Doesn't sound like £300 better from what I can tell.

So to use the analogy of Ferrari and Beetle is ridiculous. A Ferrari isn't marginally better than a Beetle!
#26
LoRdPlOps111
K1LLER_HORNET
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
LoRdPlOps111
johnthehuman
MrCollective
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Not this again....
What? Anyone "into" Zelda is probably a Nintendo fan, probably owns a Wii U, and can play that game without shelling out over £300.
I'm a Nintendo fan, I'm into Zelda AND I own a WiiU, however as I have a reasonable amount of disposable income I have - of course - also bought a Switch and BOTW...because I AM a Nintendo fan and I AM into Zelda. They don't churn Zeldas out every other year so I do not want a compromised experience.
The Wii U version isn't compromised though. It plays wonderfully.
I'm not saying "Don't buy a Switch", but I'm just saying there isn't really a good enough reason to buy one now. If you think £300 to play a game you could conceivably play for £40 is a good deal, then I envy your amount of disposable income :D
Because of course, there will be no more games released for the Switch...
... at which point there will be better deals available ;)
It never ends.
From Nintendo? :-)

I imagine once an exclusive AAA system selling title comes out (eg. Mario Kart 9) there will be better deals available from various retailers.
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johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U

Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.

I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.

The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.

I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
#28
Anyone's Switch not finding their network? All my other consoles have no problem (including Wii U) however the switch won't find the sky router :( even though the console is right next to the box :( p.s. :(
1 Like #29
Donnellios
Anyone's Switch not finding their network? All my other consoles have no problem (including Wii U) however the switch won't find the sky router :( even though the console is right next to the box :( p.s. :(
Are you near a fish tank?
#30
Ha! Nope. I even turned off all mobile phones around it. just makes no sense as it is even finding neighbouring houses' routers sometimes.
#31
Donnellios
Ha! Nope. I even turned off all mobile phones around it. just makes no sense as it is even finding neighbouring houses' routers sometimes.


Try unplug your router for a minute, hard reset the switch (fully turn off), and turn both on.
#32
LankySi
M0nk3h
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
I mean yeah, I want a Ferrari but I may as well order a Volkswagen Beetle, right?
On a serious note, it's not even a relevant comment.
Absolutely a relevant comment. You look around at comparisons of the Wii U version to the Switch version and it seems that the Switch is only "marginally better". Doesn't sound like £300 better from what I can tell.
So to use the analogy of Ferrari and Beetle is ridiculous. A Ferrari isn't marginally better than a Beetle!

Not really a relevant comment by any means apart from it mentions the word "Zelda". Sure my analogy maybe flunked but I'm sure this thread doesn't need to be swarmed with "Switch-nazis".

Regardless whether the Wii U has Zelda, some people will still be buying a Switch. If I didn't have a Wii U would you also go and tell me to spend £100 less or there about and get a Wii U? A console that is probably going to be/has been discontinued with games slowly dying out?

Edited By: M0nk3h on Mar 06, 2017 12:59
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Anyone arguing about resolution and FPS regarding a Nintendo product is missing the point.

Zelda is a bloody fun game, on the Wii U or Switch. Yes it's a brand new game that looks a bit worse than some other brand new games, but do you really care? If it's a fun, engaging game, why does it matter how many pixels you're looking at.
1 Like #34
ST3123
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.
I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.
The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.
I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
Well said. There's also a little more to it than that because Ars Technica and Digital Foundry have highlighted how poorly Zelda BotW runs on Switch when in docked mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU

In portable mode it runs at a mostly steady 30fps when displayed in the same resolution as the Wii U version but in docked mode the extra pixels prove too much for Switch to handle so the frame-rate frequently nosedives right down to 20fps. From the first comparison video Digital Foundry has published the game runs about as well on Switch as it does on Wii U and in some places it's actually worse on Switch.

https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-review/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yFON2UON3k
#35
KirstyB87
ST3123
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.
I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.
The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.
I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
Well said. There's also a little more to it than that because Ars Technica and Digital Foundry have highlighted how poorly Zelda BotW runs on Switch when in docked mode.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU
In portable mode it runs at a mostly steady 30fps when displayed in the same resolution as the Wii U version but in docked mode the extra pixels prove too much for Switch to handle so the frame-rate frequently nosedives right down to 20fps. From the first comparison video Digital Foundry has published the game runs about as well on Switch as it does on Wii U and in some places it's actually worse on Switch.https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-review/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yFON2UON3k
I fear arstechnica may be talking out of their ars (geddit?). We have had BOTW going on the Switch in docked mode for hours and hours since it arrived on Friday and can't complain about it technically at all. Then again I don't spend my time worrying about FPS and associated techno-babble - I just enjoy the game instead...(_;)
1 Like #36
SFJnet
KirstyB87
ST3123
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.
I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.
The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.
I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
Well said. There's also a little more to it than that because Ars Technica and Digital Foundry have highlighted how poorly Zelda BotW runs on Switch when in docked mode.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU
In portable mode it runs at a mostly steady 30fps when displayed in the same resolution as the Wii U version but in docked mode the extra pixels prove too much for Switch to handle so the frame-rate frequently nosedives right down to 20fps. From the first comparison video Digital Foundry has published the game runs about as well on Switch as it does on Wii U and in some places it's actually worse on Switch.https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-review/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yFON2UON3k
I fear arstechnica may be talking out of their ars (geddit?). We have had BOTW going on the Switch in docked mode for hours and hours since it arrived on Friday and can't complain about it technically at all. Then again I don't spend my time worrying about FPS and associated techno-babble - I just enjoy the game instead...(_;)
If you're happy with it then all's good... for you.

I appreciate what you're seemingly trying to say because in recent console generations Nintendo fans have largely adjusted to playing games on weaker less capable hardware than is otherwise the standard. I suppose that's why there's so much excitement about the Wii U version of Zelda BotW because to many Nintendo gamers 'graphics don't matter because it's all about the gameplay' (a naive and misguided notion, but that's what they believe) so they understandably see little point in buying Switch at this point.

I look forward to buying Zelda BotW on my Wii U and perhaps also on PC via Cemu.

Edited By: KirstyB87 on Mar 06, 2017 14:33
#37
SFJnet
KirstyB87
ST3123
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.
I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.
The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.
I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
Well said. There's also a little more to it than that because Ars Technica and Digital Foundry have highlighted how poorly Zelda BotW runs on Switch when in docked mode.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU
In portable mode it runs at a mostly steady 30fps when displayed in the same resolution as the Wii U version but in docked mode the extra pixels prove too much for Switch to handle so the frame-rate frequently nosedives right down to 20fps. From the first comparison video Digital Foundry has published the game runs about as well on Switch as it does on Wii U and in some places it's actually worse on Switch.https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-review/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yFON2UON3k
I fear arstechnica may be talking out of their ars (geddit?). We have had BOTW going on the Switch in docked mode for hours and hours since it arrived on Friday and can't complain about it technically at all. Then again I don't spend my time worrying about FPS and associated techno-babble - I just enjoy the game instead...(_;)

I'm same as yourself mate.

I've only had some slow down once in Zelda on dock, which was when i went from portable to docked and i was in a grassy area. Was for around 2 seconds and then stabilised, assumed the clock speed was ramping. Otherwise a few hours of play docks and also portable, not had any framerate issues personally.
#38
KirstyB87
SFJnet
KirstyB87
ST3123
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.
I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.
The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.
I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
Well said. There's also a little more to it than that because Ars Technica and Digital Foundry have highlighted how poorly Zelda BotW runs on Switch when in docked mode.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU
In portable mode it runs at a mostly steady 30fps when displayed in the same resolution as the Wii U version but in docked mode the extra pixels prove too much for Switch to handle so the frame-rate frequently nosedives right down to 20fps. From the first comparison video Digital Foundry has published the game runs about as well on Switch as it does on Wii U and in some places it's actually worse on Switch.https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-review/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yFON2UON3k
I fear arstechnica may be talking out of their ars (geddit?). We have had BOTW going on the Switch in docked mode for hours and hours since it arrived on Friday and can't complain about it technically at all. Then again I don't spend my time worrying about FPS and associated techno-babble - I just enjoy the game instead...(_;)
If you're happy with it then all's good... for you.
I appreciate what you're seemingly trying to say because in recent console generations Nintendo fans have largely adjusted to playing games on weaker less capable hardware than is otherwise the standard. I suppose that's why there's so much excitement about the Wii U version of Zelda BotW because to many Nintendo gamers 'graphics don't matter because it's all about the gameplay' (a naive and misguided notion, but that's what they believe) so they understandably see little point in buying Switch at this point.
I look forward to buying Zelda BotW on my Wii U and perhaps also on PC via Cemu.
"...a naive and misguided notion, but that's what they believe" X) Thanks for the benefit of your great wisdom oh great one!
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People debating which version of Zelda runs best is the real key here for me: I find the performance disappointing for the new system. This is because (whilst I know the Switch is a good portable system) it's also being marketed as their next home console and that's all I would want it for. As I can't personally see enough improvement in this area, I'm sticking with the Wii U with it's wonderful back catalogue, £15 Selects range, backward compatibility and of course the new Zelda. I'll no doubt start considering the Switch when more exclusive are out like Mario Odyssey, but ultimately if I'm honest - I was hoping for a little more grunt and a better launch line up, rather than 'portability' to make me bite.
#40
SFJnet
KirstyB87
SFJnet
KirstyB87
ST3123
johnthehuman
Or save a lot of money and play Zelda on their Wii U
Seconded, this is the smart move for anyone with a Wii U already.
I have read a lot of reviews and watched a lot of comparisons and they are virtually identical with the switch getting no additional effects, draw distance or even significant performance benefits and some say the Wii U version actually appears more colourful (which is a good thing with the cartoony graphical style) thanks to it's different color/gamma set up.
The only real difference is in resolution, which is poor on both IMHO, as the Wii U gets 720P, which is low but understandable for it's age and specification, yet Switch is still only 900P! Such a big release on a new console being unable to hit 1080P, nor run at anything above 20-30fps is not a good start at all for the Switch.
I think the Wii U version is actually MORE impressive considering what it achieves on much weaker older hardware....
Well said. There's also a little more to it than that because Ars Technica and Digital Foundry have highlighted how poorly Zelda BotW runs on Switch when in docked mode.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU
In portable mode it runs at a mostly steady 30fps when displayed in the same resolution as the Wii U version but in docked mode the extra pixels prove too much for Switch to handle so the frame-rate frequently nosedives right down to 20fps. From the first comparison video Digital Foundry has published the game runs about as well on Switch as it does on Wii U and in some places it's actually worse on Switch.https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-review/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yFON2UON3k
I fear arstechnica may be talking out of their ars (geddit?). We have had BOTW going on the Switch in docked mode for hours and hours since it arrived on Friday and can't complain about it technically at all. Then again I don't spend my time worrying about FPS and associated techno-babble - I just enjoy the game instead...(_;)
If you're happy with it then all's good... for you.
I appreciate what you're seemingly trying to say because in recent console generations Nintendo fans have largely adjusted to playing games on weaker less capable hardware than is otherwise the standard. I suppose that's why there's so much excitement about the Wii U version of Zelda BotW because to many Nintendo gamers 'graphics don't matter because it's all about the gameplay' (a naive and misguided notion, but that's what they believe) so they understandably see little point in buying Switch at this point.
I look forward to buying Zelda BotW on my Wii U and perhaps also on PC via Cemu.
"...a naive and misguided notion, but that's what they believe" X) Thanks for the benefit of your great wisdom oh great one!
Hey, it's not my fault if some people choose to believe in such fallacies! :p

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