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NateDrake: Switch Final Devkits being shipped, Battery should be 3DS-like (5-8 hours)

NeOak

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From the first Dev kit rumored specs thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmbkJpPTf4g&feature=youtu.be

I haven't seen a thread for this on the front page.


I can't watch the video at the moment. Is there any good info in it aside from final dev kits being sent out and the battery life?

Edit: To note it's from NateDrake

- Final Devkits being shipped. No notable changes in specs that he knows of.
- Battery life of 3hrs is based on old Devkit. Nintendo is aiming at 3DS battery life, so between 5 to 8 hours.

Edit: For reference:

http://kotaku.com/how-does-the-new-3ds-compare-to-the-older-one-1628391755 said:
The battery life for the New Nintendo 3DS is from 3.5 to 6 hours, while the battery life for the New Nintendo 3DS XL is from 3.5 to 7 hours.


Edit 2:
5-8hrs is the range I've heard they are targeting. Hearing final dev kits went out in mid-November was an interesting detail and I thought people would want to hear about the battery range they are targeting. Lock the thread. I didn't post the video on the forums.
 

OryoN

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In before "cause they downgraded it" comments.


(edit: honestly, I think it sounds too good to be true, especially considering the "console quality" gaming Switch is going for[and from games we know are in the works]. But kudos to them if they pull off even 5 hrs average.)
 

OldMan

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Wonder what Frankenstein looking device the dev kit will look like this time--here's a GameCube for reference

Best regards,

OM
 

georly

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I'm still even ok with 3 based on my current lifestyle, but 5-8 sounds great for commuters or people not near electrical sockets for large chunks of the day. 5-8 is way better. Hope it's true. 5-8 is almost necessary for people flying on planes a lot, too.
 

BY2K

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5-8 hours is great.

And with the USB-C, you'll pretty much be able to recharge it with anything.
 

Vibranium

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See? People overreacted over the 3 hours, Nintendo knows to shoot for better than that. Five works fine for me and it's what I expect.
 

-Horizon-

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That is better battery life, would encourage me to bring it around more often.

What does that mean about specs? Has that been talked about? So is it around what the other thread has with the rumored specs from that supposed early dev kit?
 

Neoleo2143

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I mean, that's pretty decent. The average should be around 4-6 hours which is pretty solid for this sort of device.
 

Somnid

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Did he heard "5-8" or "3DS-like"? Because 3DS is officially 3-5.5 hours. Nowhere near 8.
 

kunonabi

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First good bit of news about the switch I've heard so far if true. It's actually not a total failure as a handheld.
 

Persona7

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I get a solid 5-6 hours on my N3DS, and that's a smaller battery. My brightness is usually on lowest though, but I do have power saving turned off for better colors.

I usually turn the brightness down one notch but I don't use 3D and wifi most of the time.


Eight hours on the 3DS....Having a good laugh because I've never gotten close to that.
 

James Scott

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Sounds good...maybe too good. I may have misheard, but I think he says it's 3DS like which is not 8 hours as far as I remember.
Not sure if "as good as 3DS" is the info he got and then forgot 3DS'a actual battery life.
My guess:
Average of 4 hours but charges quickly due to USB C
 

Tathanen

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No 3ds on the planet gets 5-8 hours, but "like the 3ds" is generally acceptable I suppose.

It better have a sleep mode toggle, ala closing the 3ds.
 

dan2026

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Isn't this really late for the dev kits to be going out?
The system is coming out around march isn't it?
 

Stumpokapow

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""devkits being shiped""""

no shit

"""""should be 5-8 hours""""

yep this sure is real good scoops, really laying it all on the line there, no possible way to weasel out of this if it's wrong because it's just a random guess

""""""" i don't like ruining the surprises of what they're going to announce """"

yeah maybe because you don't know any????
 

Randomizer

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In before "cause they downgraded it" comments.
Not a hardware downgrade but they may have just underclocked the components when playing in tablet mode. I mean earlier dev builds were 3-4 hours max which was really, really bad.