Nintendo has revealed the battery life for it’s upcoming handheld, the 3DS. And yes, it is worse than the iPhone, but I guess that’s somewhat expected considering the device does 3D. With “soft” play, the approximation of battery life is 3 to 5 hours for 3DS titles. You can extend that out a bit if you are playing DS titles on the device to around 5 – 8 hours.
As always this battery life is affected by many things. The screen backlight being one. This can be adjusted so turning it down will lengthen this life span. While not listed, I would imagine that 3D will also consume battery faster than not using the 3D functionality. But 3 – 5 hours seems paltry in comparison to the previous handhelds Nintendo has released.
Good thing the device comes bundled with an Ac Adapter. Because it’s gonna be needed…alot.