ok amazon says april 30th is the release for this bad boy BUT since i work at best buy i get to know shit a lot faster. SO CHECK your best buy if you have one around you. Before i got the battery i played till the battery died about 20 times and it died around the same time everytime which was roughly 2 hours and idk around 20 mins. Now i dont know if the new battery gives double the battery life but it does allow for a lot longer than i would normally play a console for which is ideal for me. My best buy discount was amazing i got the 29.99USD battery+charging station for 18.87 thats including the tax. =D JUST BE CAREFUL not to use the mini screwdriver they supply cause it sucks ass and i striped a screw to a full circle and had to drill it out of my ds which turned into a bigger hole which i put super hard epoxy in and then made a new screw slot XD. RECOMMENDED.