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my old psp lasted over 10+ hours(or more not sure - I used use it allot when I played Crisis Core) on the original battery.. I later on changed the battery which lasted me way too long

that stinks only 3 - 5hrs the new 3DS games.... then 5 - 8hrs on regular DS games.... euww barf mode

hahaha I just remembered my psp always lasted that long since the games were on memory stick.. not umd <- umd was what wasted allot of battery.. as well using wifi - hehee okok... its fine the 3DS battery
Edited by sendblink23 - 1/8/11 at 1:17am
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If it's really 3-5 hours, then it's a pretty big fail. For those of you who say, "but that figure is only for 3DS games, older games will last longer", let me ask you: Why would you buy a 3DS if you're going to play older 2D games?
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Am I the only one not impressed at all?
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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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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
If it's really 3-5 hours, then it's a pretty big fail. For those of you who say, "but that figure is only for 3DS games, older games will last longer", let me ask you: Why would you buy a 3DS if you're going to play older 2D games?

Wait.... who and where does it say 3D games?
The article says 3DS games. Not all 3DS games are in, or have to be played in, 3D. I have no intention of playing Resident Evil and Metal Gear in 3D. I personally prefer the higher quality visuals which will be enabled if you disable the 3D.


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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...
Even though the gameboy is how old now, it doesn't mean that back then it had hardware that was considered power hungry. Longevity is just as important as it ever was, and Nintendo has always pushed it (like the article says the DSXL pushed 11 hours almost which is significant).

To be able to play games of such visual fidelity for 3 to 5 hours is quite a bit. I think you guys are not giving it a fair chance, my $.02. I suppose it's whether you expect to use it that long constantly I suppose. The only time I could see myself using the battery beyond that is on a plane or a car ride, but even then I always have extra battery juice via some external peripheral.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 1/8/11 at 1:51am
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Wait.... who and where does it say 3D games?
The article says 3DS games. Not all 3DS games are in, or have to be played in, 3D. I have no intention of playing Resident Evil and Metal Gear in 3D. I personally prefer the higher quality visuals which will be enabled if you disable the 3D.
I'm not sure I get your point.. I said 3DS games will last 3-5 hours. This figure comes directly from Nintendo. DS games will last 5-8 hours.

It doesn't matter if it's 3D or not apparently, all 3DS games will consume a ton of power
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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.
there are custom psp batteries that last like 3-5x longer than standard psp batteries. just saying that there is an option in the market for the psp. idk about the DS? if it also has better batteries available, goodie goodie.
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I'm not sure I get your point.. I said 3DS games will last 3-5 hours. This figure comes directly from Nintendo. DS games will last 5-8 hours.

It doesn't matter if it's 3D or not apparently, all 3DS games will consume a ton of power
I was referring to your "2D" game part. DS games had 3D graphics as well just not.... 3D-3D if you will.

Whether it's 3D or not to affect battery life is up to the devs. Resident Evil Revelations will have extra visual candy if you disable 3D so that's bound to suck up more juice no?

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there are custom psp batteries that last like 3-5x longer than standard psp batteries. just saying that there is an option in the market for the psp. idk about the DS? if it also has better batteries available, goodie goodie.
No, the DS battery is internal so only if you bought external things.

But yes, I love those $10 Chinese knock-off batteries that would last for like 30 hours on the PSP lol The only problem was making sure they didn't explode in your hands XD
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post #17 of 29
How often are you somewhere without access to a power outlet though? Aside from planes, I don't see this being such a huge problem. Car adapters are relatively cheap and are you going to play it over 3-5 hours in an outing?
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Yes. Lol. How about not focusing on making the handheld more aesthetically pleasing and pushing things that ACTUALLY MATTER. Like battery life. I'd rather have a thick clunky 3DS that runs 12-hours between charges then...this. Truth be told, it takes awhile to get into games for me, and by the time I'm really loving it, I'm required to find an outlet. I hope they offer a big beefy replacement battery.
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Is it wrong for me to still want a new PSP? lol
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post #20 of 29
Considering all the tech the 3DS has im not surprised. It has the same length as the PSP. Quite a downer but it's not really gonna stop me from buying it. And that figure is having the 3D full blast and the volume and light at maximum brightness. Lowering the brightness and the 3D will help the battery power for sure.
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