Team Ninja defends 3DS battery life

Head of Team Ninja Yosuke Hayashi is brushing aside concerns that the 3DS's limited battery life will negatively impact the console's appeal.

According to Hayashi, the 3D effect - this is what aggressively drains the 3DS battery - causes too much eye strain to be usable for long periods anyway. "For the battery stuff," he said to during an interview last week, "basically, 3D viewing for a long time would be kind of tiring for your eyes, that's why for the hardcore gamer we can switch the 3D depth slider to off."

Referring specifically to Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Team Ninja's 3DS fighter, Hayashi argued how well the game played for anyone trying to conserve the battery life by disabling the 3D effect. "Without 3D viewing we can run the game at 60fps, which the hardcore gamer can enjoy."

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sinncross3734d ago

Part of the reason anyone is buying a 3DS is for the 3D effect and all they can say about extending battery life is 'turn the 3D off'

Remarkable, as if that never occurred to us.

hay3734d ago (Edited 3734d ago )

In short: Buy 3DS for 3D but turn it off to enjoy games longer. Can't really say it convinces me.

firelogic3734d ago

lol, you both hit it dead on. It's actually pretty ridiculous that he comes right out and says, "you can't play 3D for very long anyway so turn it off."

The whole marketing campaign revolves around GLASSLESS 3D!


Hitman07693734d ago

this whole 3ds thing is falling apart at the seams.....

FinalSpartan3734d ago

most people play there handhelds indoors so whats the big deal? The plug is there.

White-Sharingan3734d ago

thats why we have consoles for. Dont try and defend nintendo, i dont want to have a handheld that i can use only 3 hours outside my home. Having longer battery means i can be more days without charging it (like with my ds lite), less charges means the battery wont die out as fast.

n4f3734d ago

well is sort of right some play it indoor

Carlos_Irwin_Estevez3734d ago

they need to delay the device no games for launch and serious tech problems and no online support till months later.

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TruthbeTold3734d ago (Edited 3734d ago )

While I do take my portable gaming systems with me at times when I'm out, I do most of my hand held gaming at home where I can be plugged in if need be. So what this means to me, and I'm sure many other gamers is that when you're away from home, you only get 3-5 hours. It isn't ideal, but unless you want the thing to be even more expensive, or to have a battery that gets so hot it wrecks your system or is uncomfortable to hold, this is how it has to be. For now.

Stealth20k3734d ago (Edited 3734d ago )

3-5 hours has been confirmed max settings people

If you adjust 3d,wifi, brightness, volume, you get 5 plus hours

For comparision the dsi was 3-4 hours max settings to

But people seem to like trolling. At this point its fact

White-Sharingan3734d ago

link please, not even the nintendo site say it is max settings last time i checked.

sinncross3734d ago


I am pretty sure the 3-5 hours has been confirmed for lowest brightness settings.

"With the screen's backlighting turned down (but not off), you'll get 3-5 hours of battery life while playing a 3DS game."

Masterchef20073734d ago

ouch if it turns out to be true. One of the main selling points of the DS was its price and battery life. Seems the 3DS has lost both of those things. I only hope that the batterylife span turns out to be a lot longer.

White-Sharingan3734d ago (Edited 3734d ago )

thought so, many nintendo fans are trying to convince themselves that it is on highest settings, i wonder how much it lasts on highest settings, 1.5 hours? imagine when the battery starts losing its charge lol

TeaDouble_E3734d ago

I will not buy the 3DS if it's gonna have a short bettery life.

Urahara3734d ago

These are the same jackasses who don't understand why people hate the meth head looking Dante and can't figure out why Enslaved did bad. Why the hell are we listening to their opinion for? We couldn't find anybody else better?

PirateThom3734d ago

No they're not. Ninja Theory are the meth head Dante and Enslaved developers. This is Team Ninja, Ninja Gaiden and all that bouncy boob stuff.

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