Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is available now on Switch but has previously been released on Sony and Microsoft's consoles. If you're mulling a purchase and already own a PS4 or Xbox One system, you may well be wondering how the Switch version compares - and whether you should choose portability over performance.
As we said in our review, Crash runs in 720p in docked mode. You've got a resolution drop to contend with right from the start as the other versions render at 1080p or better, but what about the frame rate?
The guys at VG Tech have put the game through its paces on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X and Switch to see how it compares. While 30fps is the target on all formats, the Switch version drops more frames than its rivals - but it's not anywhere near as bad as it sounds, with Nintendo's hybrid console sticking to that 30fps goal surprisingly closely. In fact, were it not for the counter used in this video, you might not even notice the dropped frames.
Here's what VG Tech found:
PS4 renders at a native resolution of 1920x1080. PS4 Pro renders at a native resolution of 2560x1440 and this is downsampled when outputting at 1080p. Switch in Docked Mode renders at a native resolution of 1280x720 and in Portable Mode renders at a native resolution of approximately 853x480. Xbox One renders at a native resolution of 1920x1080 and Xbox One X renders at a native resolution of 3840x2160. The UI is rendered at 3840x2160 on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, 1920x1080 on PS4 and Xbox One, and 1280x720 on Switch in both Docked Mode and Portable mode.
The Switch in portable mode appears to run better than in docked mode, though the game can still occasionally drop below 30fps in portable mode during both gameplay and cutscenes.
Some differences between the Switch version and the other consoles versions are that it has removed fur effects, removed reflections, uses some lower quality textures, has reduced effects during some explosions and has a shorter draw distance. Reflections seem to render at the same resolution on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X.
Let us know what you think of the port by posting a comment.