Nintendo 3DS battery life only 3-5 hours
Short battery life and lengthy recharges could spell trouble for Nintendo 3DS.
Along with the grim (and unfounded) murmurs about its 3D screen's effect on your eyes, the other rumour plaguing the Nintendo 3DS' release was that its battery life could never compare to those of its predecessors. Now we can report it for sure: gaming time on a fully charged 3DS will be between three and five hours, or five to eight hours if playing an old DS title on the new handheld.
This puts the 3DS, with its adjustable, glasses-free 3D effect, firmly in last place in the battery life stakes when compared with the older DS models, with the DSi XL clocking in at between thirteen and seventeen hours, and even the original Nintendo DS managing to go at least ten without gasping for a wall-socket.