Looks like we are all going to be playing portable games in 3 hour bursts this generation. Sony has reported the battery life for its upcoming Playstation Vita handheld will be “3-5 hours” with each full charge; a Eurogamer report has estimated that figure to mean “9 hours of music playback” or “5 hours of video playback” with a “two hour and forty-five minute” charge time from empty. To compare, the Nintendo 3DS offers a similarly slim battery life of “3-8 hours”, depending on the amount of 3D tech in use.
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