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Testing Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Korko Forest on the Switch revision

The NEW Nintendo Switch features a longer battery life...but are there any other differences? We ran a few frame rate tests to find out using Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Breath of the Wild's notorious Korok Forest to uncover if the performance is any better...or worse!

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andregx
Thu Aug 08 19 06:45pm
Rating: 4 (Updated 4 times)

Just to clarify, this video took 3 days, multiple editors, and manually counting 9000 frames. I assure you it was anything but "rushed"

I understand that you're not privy to all the behind-the-scenes work that went into this, but it might be a good idea to not assume that you are.

Summary:

Result: Inconclusive. New Switch actually seems to be performing worse in problem areas, but they tested each area only once on each system, and thus, it's very susceptible to slight variations of each playthrough.

They really should've done more tests, but I guess this is GameXplain so they gotta rush out that video

andregx
Thu Aug 08 19 06:45pm
Rating: 4 (Updated 4 times)

Just to clarify, this video took 3 days, multiple editors, and manually counting 9000 frames. I assure you it was anything but "rushed"

I understand that you're not privy to all the behind-the-scenes work that went into this, but it might be a good idea to not assume that you are.

Zing! This is a great response, from one of the folks behind the video, no less. Very diplomatic of you.

I really appreciate these deep analysis videos that GX and DF crank out so quickly. No doubt each minute of useable footage represents hours of capturing and editing, etc. Keep it up.

My apologies for the presumptions, but why do you manually count 9000 frames? Surely there are better, more automated ways

andregx
Fri Aug 09 19 02:43am
Rating: 1

We explained why in the video. It was to 100% ensure our numbers were accurate

Alright. I feel it'd be more worthwhile to do more tests that are automatically analyzed to do away with the statistical variance* than to count manually ensure the mere 3 tests had 100% correct numbers, but I won't argue it any further

* Particularly because it was explained in the video that the results are inconclusive because of that. Wouldn't you say that it's better to have conclusive results than to have results you put so much time and effort into, only to say "Well, statistical variance, so we can't really draw any conclusions"?

I think the idea of the revision is to give nothing but a better battery life so that it doesn't drain games like vote so fast.

As for me, I'm curious to trying out the switch lite more than the revision for some reason.

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