Looking at Johnny here, it seems like Nintendo needs to kill him
The Nintendo Switch is a full six years old now, and while it may be remarkably exceptional at hiding its age in certain ways, emerging footage of a new Mortal Kombat 1 game on the console immediately makes us painfully aware that recent titles are pushing their limits.
Games journalist Synthpotato He posted four comparison images of Mortal Kombat 1 with the same screenshots from PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, in the latter of which the characters look like absolute abominations.
What’s under the Switch’s hood clearly wasn’t intended to run the likes of MK1, and while it technically gets the job done, it does so with longer loading times, noticeably lower graphical qualities, and a fairly consistent 60 frames per second. Frame rate.
You’ve already seen an example of a Johnny Cage model from the banner, but we’ve got another model in the gallery below as well as a look at Scorpion, and that might be the worst offender, Li-Mei.
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We should note that purchasing Mortal Kombat 1 on Switch won’t save you any money compared to doing so on more modern consoles as the base title still runs $70 regardless.
The good news is that we’ve been hearing more and more rumblings about the Switch 2, as it seems like it’s time for Nintendo to up the ante in order to stay relevant with modern titles.
The video below is from ElAnalistaDeBits Shows video comparisons that highlight models, frame rate, shadow and lighting effects, and more.
This also adds 2022’s portable Steam Deck to the mix, which certainly doesn’t reach the same graphical heights as the latest consoles from Sony or Microsoft, but is still far superior to Nintendo:
Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled to release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series
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