NGP battery life is 4-5 hours

The recently announced PSP2, codenamed Next Generation Portable, has a battery life of between four and five hours, Eurogamer has been told by a source.

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sinncross2819d ago

Better off waiting a bit for more concrete info. Cant really tell if this means on max settings or low settings.

Muletroid2819d ago

i really don't doubt this EVERY SINGLE little rumor about the psp2 has been right so far so this one is most likely true as well

Istanbull2819d ago

The 3DS has a batterylife of 3-5 hours WITHOUT backlight.

If this has 4-5 hours of batterlife with backlight on, you won't hear me complain.

Eventough they're called handhelds, I mostly play my PSP and DS at home. ;)

EYEamNUMBER12819d ago

uhh i dunno where you get your info from but you couldn't be more wrong about the 3DS battery life

zez2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

'Settings'? You mean low screen brightness, 3G/bluetooth/wifi off? You can't tone down the games' graphics if that's what you mean.

@ Istanbull yeah, that's with the backlight on dude
"Fully charged, the device allows 3-5 hours of 3DS games or 5-8 hours of normal DS games."
3 hours of battery life with the brightness and 3D cranked all the way up basically.
The fact that the PSP2 gets 4-5 hours and is MUCH more powerful is far more impressive, though.

Thecraft19892819d ago

EYEamNUMBER1 no he is right.

With the screen's backlighting turned down (but not off), you'll get 3-5 hours of battery life while playing a 3DS game. That number extends to 5-8 hours if you're playing an older DS game on the handheld.

EYEamNUMBER12819d ago

even that article you posted proves he actually isn't right

"The 3DS has a batterylife of 3-5 hours WITHOUT backlight"
something which obviously isn't true so how he can be right is beyond me

evrfighter2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

was afraid of that. When I read quad core among those other features that's usually what happens.

TBH I think they're being generous with these numbers. When it launches I imagine I'll be seeing articles on 3-4 hour battery life.

zez2819d ago

@ evrfighter
It's still far better than 3 hours with the much less powerful 3DS.

Masterchef20072819d ago

The NPG doesnt have a back light. You mean the ammount of light that the pixels produce. Its an OLED screen

sinncross2819d ago


that's not my point. I clearly said its difficult to gauge whether they meant on low settings or max settings.

Rumour or not, doesn't specify enough.

WhittO2819d ago

4-5 hours is ok, I can't see myself playing it for more than an hour at a time, it's meant to be a portable, not a console where you sit at home and play.

iPad has 10+ battery life though, this is the ONLY thing that is putting me off.
I was planning on getting iPad2 (since it's meant to have dual-core etc) and use it for watching movies etc, BUT, I would prefer a PSP2...Just only for games, not for watching things on.

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disturbing_flame2819d ago


Wait the most funny isn't announced yet = the price.

zez2819d ago

That's a very good battery life :D Specially considering the 3DS's is only 3 hours with 3D and brightness cranked all the way up.

StbI9902819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

Dude, I believe this is a prototype unit, price announcement at e3 would be the best choice by any standard since there is where the spotlight will be, why announcing price when the device is coming almost like who tells next year?...

4/5 hours? with this raw power?...Win win situation, anyway this lil piece of hardware has plenty of room for a final revision, expecting a thinner device and better battery tho.

ozstar2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

@Zez, quite your propaganda smear dude.

Its 3 to 5 hours average with everything cranked up. NOT 3 hours with everything on.

Repeating a lie doesn't make it true.

FinalSpartan2819d ago

lol now the fanboys are making excuses for PSP2 haha When they complained about 3DS :D

pedrami912819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

It's actually higher than i expected it to be, with all it's features and all.

Then again, i dont play for more than 2 hours or so.

What i really hope for is changeable batteries, if not.....

Also, "Sony will make a loss" might mean the price for the NGP should be around the price range of 250-300$ or maybe higher.
But i really hope it's priced close to the 3DS (wishful thinking, i know)

Guess we'll have to wait til' E3 to find out.

Istanbull2819d ago

I'm willing to pay 350 euros with or without a game bundled. I hope CoD or Killzone are launch games. Just imagine playing multiplayer wherever you want!

StbI9902819d ago

This ^ is what gonna set the psp2 over 9 thousand of moon.

Not cute graphics or what not but that.

StbI9902819d ago

Lol kurf...over 9000...

Moon was just to say something know...original lol...

Anyway, like how the DS revolution-ed with the touch screen which 3DS simply didn't live up to nothing but 3D = Nothing new, psp2 overtake everything by bringing connectivity on the go, online play is the key for the truly next generation of portable system.

shadowknight2032819d ago

battery life isnt all that important seeing that (im assuming) you can go out and buy Xtra battery packs. I mean if your going to fork up how ever much this very expensive peice of hardware im sure will be, you might as well buy an Xtra battery pack as well xD

Pacman3212819d ago

That's actually not bad, was expecting worse, if this is true.

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