As Nathan, Kevin, and I discussed on our Nintendo E3 wrap up podcast, we noticed that Zelda: Breath of the Wild didn’t hold up visually with the PS4 & Xbox One games we’ve grown accustomed to this generation. If you also followed along with us during our Nintendo live-blog, you might recall that I was noticing some frame drops as well as significant pop-in. Digital Foundry, the expert in breaking down game performance, has taken Nintendo’s latest build of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and provided an in depth analysis on performance. With the game is still over 6 months from releasing, the frame drops could be lessened as the game is continually optimized for better performance.

Main results are 1280×720 (720p resolution) & 30 frames per second. One must wonder if the NX version of the game is boosted to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.


Digital foundry has once again analyzed Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this time taking on the second E3 demonstration.