Battery life for a DS game

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by R2DJ, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just curious...is the 3DS' battery life better than the DSi's when regular DS games are played? I think my DSi's battery has lost some of its juice that it runs out quickly now (just charged 6 hours ago and it already ran out - I was playing on lowest brightness and Wi-Fi off and I didn't play it straight)

    Thanks
     
  2. metal079

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    no its a lot less than the dsi even when playing ds games.
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    The battery life is better then when the 3DS plays games in 3D... I get about 7-8 hours for DS games. Maybe more, but I can't be too sure.

    Still worse then the DSi.
     
  4. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Even on the lowest brightness setting with Wi-Fi off?
     
  5. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    I generally have battery saving off, brightness of 2, and Wireless on.
     
  6. metal079

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    yes
     
  7. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Oh wow how shocking. I guess I'm gonna stick with my DSi. Pity I preferred playing with the much more comfortable 3DS buttons [​IMG] Thanks to you and Slyakin [​IMG]
     
  8. Dylan

    Dylan 100 MILES AND RUNNIN'

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    I seriously played pokemon for hours the other day on full brightness etc and I wasn't even below half yet. I reckon the battery is awesome for DS games
     
  9. Herox

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    Turn the brightness on 1. Not only is it more than bright enough, it gets 5 hours of power.
     
  10. CherrySkitty

    CherrySkitty GBAtemp Regular

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    They should have improved the battery life for 3DS. I could play at least 11 hours in my DS Lite (DS games), and around 17 hours for GBA games. I love the 3DS and I'm going to get one soon, but I think they did a terrible job hardware-wise.
     
  11. xinyyy78

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    I can only get 5 hours on the DS game...
     
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