3DS portable appeal hindered by subpar battery life

3DS portable appeal hindered by subpar battery life.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/03/iu1kyw.jpg[/newsimage]The highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming device is set to launch in the US in less than a week, but the system's impressive new feature set, much of which revolves around the device's portability, is currently being overshadowed by complaints of a short battery life that hinders users from experiencing those features for more than a few hours at a time without having to plug it in.

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The PSP gets about the same if not a little less without running the UMD Drive and just playing a game off the Pro Duo Stick.

I don’t see this as being much of a problem since the PSP had the same battery life and I don’t think most people will be out in public playing for 5 hours straight, at least if you play it around the house you can always take it back to the AC adapter.