Sony details PlayStation Vita battery life

By Shawn Knight · 19 replies
Sep 16, 2011
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  1. Sony has announced the estimated battery life for their next-generation handheld entertainment device at the Tokyo Game Show. Known as PlayStation Vita, the portable is capable of three to five…

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  2. Hope it flops. **** Sony.
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Play times isn't bad but that is a pretty brutal recharge time.
  4. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    Okay, I'm tired of the sony-hating. Seriously.

    Also, I want a PSVita. Because it looks like it will be really fun.
  5. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    Seriously. Go check out the Currently Active Topics, look for one that has the words "Sony" and "PSN terms" and "Class Action Lawsuits" in the title, and then come back here with that exasperated remark as if people have no reason to be disappointed with Sony.
  6. theres not nearly as much sony hating as there is nintendo hating from sony fanboys. lol. but, being a 60% nintendo and 40% sony fanboy in the handheld department, i dont hope this flops as i will be getting one to play along with my 3ds. XD i just hope there is a trade-in special for the psp 3000... $75 or $100 off would be stupendous.
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    That's a rip-off 3-5 hours of gaming is just not enough for a handheld device that you take with you when you leave and come back home 8-9 hours later, it's just not worth it for 250...Even the 3ds, without 3d enabled I have personally gotten 10 hours playing ds games on. They should have charged 300 and put a beast of a battery in it.
  8. STOP hating on SONY you vampires. VITA for the win! Day 1 purchase for this beast.
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Dude that's actually REALLY bad. I mean it has a quad core Cortex A9, FINE, two more cores but it also doesn't have battery sucking 2g/3g signals engaging it all of the time and the OS should be completely tuned and optimized for that Cortex A9 and you still get that sort of battery life? Damn.
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    3-5 hours is pretty terrible, that's only enough for a short haul flight or a couple of days play on the subway. Even worse is the recharge time, that probably means you will leave it plugged in overnight which will most likely mess up the battery even more.

    Bit of a letdown, I was actually looking forward to this.
  11. I was interested until Sony's recent change that requires you to give up your civil rights (right to join a class action) before you can use PSN. To me this is Sony saying, "Yes we want you to trust us with your credit card details, but you must give up your rights to sue us if we mess it all up again".

    Any portable game console that requires you to give up your civil rights to use, I can happily ignore. Anyway aren't smart phones where all the fun stuff is now in the handheld space?
  12. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    A handheld gaming console with PS3 level experience (ie graphics) beats anyhand held console in my books.

    I cant stand horrible graphics in games, but thats just me.

    so for the PS Vita its clearly a steal whether you hate sony or not.
  13. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    I'm sticking with earlier PSP models until any exploits come out for this. I might just get one beforehand though just to avoid some problems later on if an exploit is discovered...
  14. Quit bitching everyone. Every company has disappointing faults...
  15. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Default brightness is "between highest and lowest setting". Finally the answer to the biggest mystery of the vita.
  16. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Your right to refuse purchase and their right to do business as they please. Liberty prevails.
  17. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    I know aye.
  18. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Anyone here, including you, can ***** AS MUCH as they damn well please. It's their hard earned cash that will be buying a Vita and consumer expect certain things out of their devices. One is being able to play it more than 3-5 (a pretty big ****ing difference # there) hours a day.
  19. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    At least with my PSP I had the option of throwing a higher density battery in, or having multiple standard batteries charged and ready for long flights. If I recall correctly, the pre-production Vita did not have a user-accessible battery... Anyone know if that's still the case on the final product?
  20. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Considering people are bitching about the poor battery life of a MOBILE DEVICE, its a valid point. I think most people were expecting at least double. Plus this is a forum, bitching is to be expected

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