Is this normal?

#1ptreemf12Posted 1/3/2013 1:47:13 PM(edited)
My XL seems to get around 4 and a half hours of battery life when fully charged. About 3 hours and 30 minutes of that was playing RE: Revelations with the 3D slider half way, and the volume about half way as well. The other little under an hour was spent on Pokemon White 2 with the 3D slider and volume OFF. I also spent maybe around 5 - 10 minutes in the activity log checking these times. Also my brightness is at 4 and power saver is on.

Is that about right? I swear I used to get more out of it around launch. I only got about 3 hours and 30 minutes of play time of RE: Revelations and none of the features were maxed... maybe if I didn't play Pokemon I could have gotten 4 hours of RE on a full charge. I know the 3DS XL has a pretty abysmal battery life, but I just want to make sure mine is okay.

EDIT: Oh and I forgot to mention I never play with wireless on (for now at least)
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#2SpideymasterPosted 1/3/2013 2:03:28 PM
With your brightness on 4 and your 3D on for the majority of the time, that seems about right.

Maybe it just didn't seem as long because you were so engrossed in the game. :P
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#3ptreemf12(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 2:06:04 PM
Spideymaster posted...
With your brightness on 4 and your 3D on for the majority of the time, that seems about right.

Maybe it just didn't seem as long because you were so engrossed in the game. :P


That's a good point actually. I generally play for an hour or two at a time, and RE has sucked me in more than any other 3DS game I have.

I just find it kind of weird because I used to play OoT with the 3D max and the volume close to max as well and I swear it would hold the charge longer >_> Oh well, maybe it's just my head messing with me.
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White FC [Panda]: 3783 - 6584 - 4908
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#4SpideymasterPosted 1/3/2013 2:12:50 PM
ptreemf12 posted...
Spideymaster posted...
With your brightness on 4 and your 3D on for the majority of the time, that seems about right.

Maybe it just didn't seem as long because you were so engrossed in the game. :P


That's a good point actually. I generally play for an hour or two at a time, and RE has sucked me in more than any other 3DS game I have.

I just find it kind of weird because I used to play OoT with the 3D max and the volume close to max as well and I swear it would hold the charge longer >_> Oh well, maybe it's just my head messing with me.


Of course, games like RE: Revelations are more graphically heavy than games like OoT, so that may be why the battery doesn't seem to last as long when playing it.

Unless, of course, it's all in your head.
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#5ptreemf12(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 2:17:22 PM
Oh wow... I didn't even take that into consideration XD

Curse you RE: Revelations and your superiority! :P

Thanks for your replies. I will probably just have to suck it up and turn off 3D when I start playing Raid Mode. It looks too addicting.
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#6yankee6903Posted 1/3/2013 2:17:58 PM
Play it plugged in genius
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#7ptreemf12(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 2:19:40 PM
yankee6903 posted...
Play it plugged in genius


Okay? Thanks for your terribly unproductive post. I don't like playing handhelds plugged in. Most of the time I'm not close enough to an outlet.
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White FC [Panda]: 3783 - 6584 - 4908
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#8yankee6903Posted 1/3/2013 2:21:38 PM
ptreemf12 posted...
yankee6903 posted...
Play it plugged in genius


Okay? Thanks for your terribly unproductive post. I don't like playing handhelds plugged in. Most of the time I'm not close enough to an outlet.


Its ok if you dont like to do it but dont classify my post as "unproductive" because it does work and solves the problem you are describing. I am in the same spot as you with RE:R and I just plug it in.
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#9ptreemf12(Topic Creator)Posted 1/3/2013 2:23:21 PM
Fair enough. I just didn't like how you worded your post.
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#10yankee6903Posted 1/3/2013 2:24:33 PM
ptreemf12 posted...
Fair enough. I just didn't like how you worded your post.


Apologies if it came across as snarky, it was tongue in cheek.

And here I thought I solved your problem!

BTW Jessica FTW!
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