The PS Vita’s Battery Life is OK

One thing I really like about my iPad is that the damn thing can run for a long time. With regular use, I only have to charge the thing every couple days.

The PS Vita‘s batter isn’t as good as the iPad’s, but it’s a smaller device, so I guess that’s all right.

The newly released spec sheet for the PS Vita states that the handheld’s battery will last for 3-5 hours while playing a game while not online. It will last five hours while watching video. It will last nine hours while listening to music in standby mode.

It’s not ideal, I don’t think, but it sounds better than the 3DS.

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3 Comments on The PS Vita’s Battery Life is OK


On September 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Oh that’s bad. They need to double the battery length across the board. I was excited and saving up to buy this thing but with the batter life and the proprietary memory slot nonsense-I’ll pass.

If other ppl are like myself, we’ll wait 2-3 years for the “slim” version with improved battery life and lower proprietary memory price. Like I waited 2-3 years for the PS3 to make sense.


On September 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Lighten up people. I still remember getting a Sega Game Gear as a kid and that thing draining 6 double-A batteries in 2 hours. 3-5 hours on a rechargeable battery on a handheld supposedly as powerful as a PS3 is awesome.


On September 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Sega Game Gear, geez aren’t things suppose to be improving as time goes along? Even by today’s standards the battery life is disappointing. Put in a thicker bigger battery. I’d rather have a slightly thicker and heavier unit with 50% more battery life.