Considering buying a 3DS. Does the XL have better battery life?

#1thompsontalker7Posted 1/15/2013 2:10:26 PM
My brother has a normal one but he's always running out of juice on it when he's outside.
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#2thompsontalker7(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2013 2:11:02 PM
Also, I've heard some places that the battery lasts as long as a normal DSi, but I'm skeptical.
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#3kukingina2Posted 1/15/2013 2:11:57 PM
you can always buy a custom battery which makes your 3ds last for 15-20 hours
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#4RazieruPosted 1/15/2013 2:14:22 PM(edited)
It doesn't last anywhere NEAR the DSi's battery life; even with DS games, and that's as close as it will ever get as far as longevity goes.

It lasts somewhere between 3 and 8 hours with 3DS games, and around 10 with DS games.

kukingina2 posted...
you can always buy a custom battery which makes your 3ds last for 15-20 hours


He's talking about the XL.
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#5thompsontalker7(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2013 2:20:04 PM
Around 10 hours......like with my DSi :/
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#6saint35Posted 1/15/2013 2:22:57 PM
The XL has better battery life, but not by a significant amount. Overall though, the XL is by far the better of the two regardless and you're shooting yourself in the foot if you go with the original.
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#7Makeveli_livesPosted 1/15/2013 2:26:25 PM
From: Razieru | #004
It lasts somewhere between 3 and 8 hours with 3DS games, and around 10 with DS games.

3-5 with 3DS games, at most 8 with DS games

XL is about 6 with 3DS games, up to 10 with DS games.
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#8ARsignal11Posted 1/15/2013 2:27:00 PM
kukingina2 posted...
you can always buy a custom battery which makes your 3ds last for 15-20 hours


Is there a specific product of this that you can recommend?
#9Makeveli_livesPosted 1/15/2013 2:28:48 PM
From: ARsignal11 | #008
kukingina2 posted...
you can always buy a custom battery which makes your 3ds last for 15-20 hours


Is there a specific product of this that you can recommend?

Just don't buy Nyko. Their batteries for the 3DS are known for giving false readings, not charging, etc. after only a few months.
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#10neu0066Posted 1/15/2013 11:24:00 PM
It depends on whether or not you have the 3D on. I just got an XL a few days ago (omg those large screens are so incredible compared to the original!), but when I play Style Savvy with the 3D on (it's too amazing to not have the 3D on), my XL ends up dying pretty quickly.
The battery will last significantly longer with the 3D off, but some games just NEED to be played in 3D. (KH3D is *not* one of those games, though, and that's really funny.)

But yeah, XL is the way to go. I had the original 3DS for just like a month before switching it for an XL. If you've ever played on the original, then you'll really come to appreciate the difference between them.
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