There’s some fake-concern about the Switch’s battery life while playing Breath of the Wild (Hint: We already knew it was around 2.5-3 hours or so, because Nintendo said it themselves.)
But one thing we hadn’t heard about until now, was how long the system would last while in sleep mode.
|Battery life so far conforms to Nintendo’s stated specs—I can get about three hours of portable Zelda play on a full battery charge, depending on the screen brightness. The included AC adapter seems to fill about 1 percent of the battery per minute (give or take) when the system is in sleep mode (that mode is very power conscious, incidentally—after eight hours in “sleep,” a fully charged battery had only drained to 98 percent).|
So, only 2% usage after 8 hours in sleep mode.
Before you say “Meh, no big deal” let me stop you. The 3DS’s battery life in sleep mode isn’t great at all.
This is a pretty huge leap from that, and is quite good.
One more thing: The next time I see someone call the Switch’s battery shit, I’m gonna lose it. Seriously. I’ll like…go on a Twitter rant or something! The battery used in the Switch is literally the biggest one Nintendo could fit in the system. It’s not like the Wii U Gamepad where there was a lot of extra space. It’s crammed in there really tight, so no, it is not in fact a “shit” battery. It’s a damn good one. They didn’t cheap out on it, so don’t try that nonsense.
OK, that’s all.