Howdy, ya'll. I remember back when I got the DS Lite, someone (can't remember who) told me that I should charge the battery all the way before I turn it on for the first time, or else the battery life will be permanently shortened. I didn't listen, and to this day I wonder if that was just superstition of if there was any truth to it. I've got my 3DS XL (Blue/Black, thank you very much ), and I can't wait to boot up Super Mario 3D Land. However, out of vaution this time, I'm letting it charge up all the way before turning it on. I'd like to settle this in my mind once and for all, but the terms behind this question seem a bit too obtuse for Google. Anyone care to put my curiosity to rest?