in , ,

Sony NGP Vs Nintendo 3DS: PSP2 Wins Battery Life Battle?

We’ve talked about how Sony failed to go into detail about the exact quality of the two cameras featured on the new NGP handheld system, but another important aspect which Sony didn’t talk about is the battery life on the device.

Lucky for you, we have now been informed about what the device will be able to churn out, and according to this report from Eurogamer, the Next Generation Portable will be able to manage around 4-5 hours of gaming time.

It’s nothing amazing, considering the original PSP1 could handle a good five to seven hours of gameplay with no problems, but it’s still somewhat better than the rumored three to five hours that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld can manage.

Until we have some benchmark hands-on comparisons of both devices to show you, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions that Sony has already got the nod over Nintendo in terms of battery life.

If you have seen some of the videos from Sony’s NGP event in Japan yesterday, you”ll know that the graphics quality is considerably better than current PSP titles, and in some cases, not too far off what the PlayStation 3 can handle – which is saying something. With this in mind, we feel 4-5 hours of battery life is pretty decent.

Let us know your thoughts on the battery life of both devices. Will it be an important factor in your decision to buy one, or are you going to buy a 3DS or NGP regardless of battery life specs?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng:

Leave a Reply

8 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
james braseltonmichael jacksonNeviljames braseltonhello Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
james braselton
james braselton

hi there wait a miniute why complain if 3ds has 2 core 266 mhz cpu thats 532 mhz and 400 mhz gpu thats 932 mhz at 3d for 3-5 hours i geting about 6 hours 3d full volume and psp go has 1 core 333 mhz cpu for 4-6 hours and psp vita has 50% faster cpu then a ps3 its a potable ps3 4 cores quad core about 2 ghz soo thats like 8 ghz the gpu is quad core 2 ghz also soo thats like 16 ghz soo a 16 ghz portable gaming for 4-6 hours is well… Read more »

michael jackson
michael jackson

NGP owns in every way except for :
3d(well, cant have everything)
Game library(NGP games are contimousy being made and NGP still has certain good games)
Price (this will save up because ngp's cards can hold more games, making games cheaper)
To some degree, battery life(but whats the point of 3ds without 3d? 3d is the real MAIN advantage)

james braselton
james braselton

hi there web sites saying 1 to 3 hours max but your saying 4 too 5 hours just like my psp go soo i am getting both nintendo 3ds and psp 2 and yes i will buy a ton of extra recharable batteries too keep charged up


I am buying a Nintendo 3DS on March 27, 2011!


@Brandon why would you play 3ds without 3d that why you buy the thing otherwise just get the ds for battery its cheaper too


3-5 hours for the 3DS means maximum brightness and 3D enabled. If you play standard DS games, it'll be around 8 hours, and that number should be similar if you play 3DS games with 3D turned off.

Also, Nintendo has had a history of understating their handhelds' battery life.


Holding out for NGP and the longer battery life.


Did the battery of the DS Lite improve when compared to the original DS? Or for the DSi from the Lite?

I guess I wouldn't mind one more reason to hold off on buying this thing.

New BlackBerry Curve Touch: List of Rumored Specs

New HTC Phone in 2011: Verizon Incredible HD?