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[Joystiq]3DS has 3-5 hour battery life for 3DS games

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One of the remaining questions about the 3DS hardware since its debut has been will it destroy your eyes how long will the batteries last? After all, DS hardware revisions have generally upped the battery capacity, even when increasing the size of the screens (the DSi XL claims up to 17 hours!)
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/08/3d...for-3ds-games/

Not too bad at all.
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isnt this thing still gonna be like, 300 dollars?
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As much as my laptop with a 9cell ... And its not the most power friendly in teh world
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Am I the only one not impressed at all?
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No, you're not the only one unimpressed with this figure. I remember a time when I could pull out a gameboy and play it all day, every day. I guess though that since everything has a rechargeable battery, longevity of a charge isn't as important...
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No, you're not the only one unimpressed with this figure. I remember a time when I could pull out a gameboy and play it all day, every day. I guess though that since everything has a rechargeable battery, longevity of a charge isn't as important...
That's ridiculous.

The only reason I would buy one of these is for long car rides and it can't even do that.

Meanwhile they're destroying the Zelda franchise.
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3-5 hours on the 3D games guys. I'm sure it'd do a good 12hours+ on standard DS/Gameboy games.
    
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3-5 hours on the 3D games guys. I'm sure it'd do a good 12hours+ on standard DS/Gameboy games.
Backwards compatibility is simply a feature, all of the big titles will be utilizing the new (apparently) power hungry chips that the 3DS contains.

3-5 hours is really low, Nintendo needs to keep in mind that battery life was a big reason the PSP lost the handheld battle.
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Oh hai thar.

I would have traded a thicker system for much more battery life than this, plus since the manufacturer stated battery life is usually way over estimated=bad.
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I don't know, my PSP has great battery life and I have a fake spare that works great on long plane rides.

And I'm sure the 3DS is only power hungry when running the 3D games, older games should run better
 
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