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Nintendo: 3DS will last for 3-5 hours on one charge

Depending on how bright you like your games

Product: Nintendo 3DS | Manufacturer: Nintendo
 
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Nintendo revealed today at the Nintendo World conference in Tokyo that its upcoming 3DS will have enough juice on a full charge to run for three to five hours, depending on the brightness setting of the screen.

This puts the machine’s battery life at a level significantly lower than previous DSs, with Nintendo itself officially putting the running time of the DS Lite at 19 hours on the lowest brightness settings.

I’d be mightily surprised if anyone actually managed to get 19 hours' playing time out of a DS Lite, mind.

The 3DS will take around three-and-a-half hours to charge to full power, so if you don’t want to spend more than half your play time with the machine plugged into the mains, I suggest you look for dark corners to sit in and reduce the brightness level before you start.

Nintendo
 

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Will Wilson 8 January 2011
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Anonymous | 21:42 - 21 January 2011
What Phippeli said!

I will buy one instantly, and give it to my daughter when the next model with better model comes. I did that with DS too.
Anonymous | 08:36 - 10 January 2011
Wow! that is Brilliant. My ipod touch only gives me one hour.
Anonymous | 23:29 - 8 January 2011
thats all guns blazing not walking around with it closed OBVIOUSLY its more likely much longer in the real world no one has a 3 hour bus journey to work and play 3DS all guns blazing for those 3 hours do they

ITS MORE LIKELY YOU SPEND UPTO 3 HOURS PLAYING AT THE VERY MOST IN SHORT BLASTS THRU THE DAY

this is not real world battery live its ALL GUNS BLAZING BATTERY LIFE the easy to use charger dock makes it easy to top up charge in longer home based gaming sessions OBVIOUSLY........

o.s looks cool a polished up DSi like os with everything displayed in bigger 3D on the top screen as you select it a 3DSi-xl in the future will own the world lol
 
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