Just unpacked my brand new 3DS and started charging it an hour ago.

#11LyricaliasPosted 8/13/2011 9:37:17 PM
Yeah, I played mine out of the box until it was about to die, and it seems like it was maybe half-way charged. Since charging it all the way I've gotten at least double the play time.
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#12JirynPosted 8/13/2011 9:39:48 PM
Took 3-4 hrs here.
After that it charges fast.
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#13GenkiPosted 8/13/2011 10:37:29 PM
Hero3ziz posted...
chickenturkey10 posted...
VIC10U5 posted...
Instruction manual. Mine came charged.

They're never fully charged. You don't know what you're talking about...

Mine was fully chareged when i got it.

Sounds like you got an used game system then. Someone bought a 3DS, charged it, didn't like it, returned it, and you got it.

Sucks when a store is misleading and resells an opened box as new in violation of consumer law.
#14Freakwave003Posted 8/13/2011 10:44:09 PM
First time took 3.5 hours.
#15DarkHeroRavenPosted 8/13/2011 11:21:21 PM
Mine took 3-4 hours.
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#16jjp05cPosted 8/14/2011 12:11:37 AM
Ya the power efficiency is terrible. I can't remember the last battery powered device that I've used where the charge time is as long or longer than the time it actually takes to drain the battery under normal use.
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#17simondakingPosted 8/14/2011 12:25:32 AM
I hope mine comes in the post tomorrow.