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Switch battery life ranked by tons of games, based on brightness and Wi-Fi usage

Posted on November 22, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Reddit user Tyfui has put together a handy chart ranking a ton of different games for Switch based on how long the battery lasts. Over 50 titles were put to the test, and each one includes data for low brightness / airplane mode (Wi-Fi off), low brightness / Wi-Fi, max brightness / airplane mode (Wi-Fi off), and max brightness / Wi-Fi.

Some of the results are rather surprising. Did you know that Monopoly can end up using more battery than Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for instance? FAST RMX also seems to take up quite a bit of juice.

Here’s the full chart:

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  • Gamingfan

    mario odyssey less than 3 hours on full brightness. What is the point nintendo.

    • Tlink7

      Three hours is more than enough for most daily commutes…

      • Gamingfan

        some people play more than 3 hours in one gaming session lol.

        • Jag Gentlemann

          While being outside?

          • Gamingfan

            maybe. people that play games outside need to get a life lol. unless you’re a little kid.

          • nemo37

            Uhmm…some of us only get to play while we are out of the house. I am barely home (like every day I leave at 7 in the morning and get home by 9 at night) because of my job and school. A device like Switch is the only way I can play.

            Also, the battery life is not that different than playing a game on other mobile devices. Plus a great deal of people carry around portable battery chargers these days. Not to mention there are also battery cases for the Switch much like the ones for smartphones.

          • Mk

            That’s all true but take note that he complains about 3 hours outside usage and then says we need a life if playing longer than 3 hours outside… lol. If we were in the house we don’t need to worry about the 3 hour battery haha. Flawed logic is flawed logic

          • Paddy Alfan

            its the other way around.
            because people have a life at home and at work, so that they need to game outside of those two

          • san Okameta

            Are not the people who have longer play sessions than 3 hours are the ones in “need to get a life lol” 😉

          • Mk

            I’m confused – you
            Say we need a life if playing outside for longer than 3 hours but then complain it only lasts 3 hours… if we were inside the house it plugs into power/docks and so the length of battery’s wouldn’t matter at that time… You make no sense.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            And people who always sit in front of TV to play game all day are NEET and unemployed who have nothing to do. Seriously, go get a job

          • Fandangle

            I love the hypocrisy here. The switch is barely portable for a majority of its bigger titles and people come up with every excuse under the sun to make it seem less bad than it is. And honestly the battery life is pretty bad.

            What if you got a job that has long down hours like I do and I need something with more battery life?

          • Jag Gentlemann

            Many things on the Switch are pretty bad, but at least there are ways to improve those crappy things with third party items.

          • Fandangle

            That’s not really a defence. The console ends up being 400 dollars anyway with all the things you need to fix about it. Not to mention things you can’t fix. Then there is the problem with relying on third parties to deliver a quality product.

            Battery cases get in the way of docking, external batteries aren’t particularly good for portable gaming, and you can’t replace the Tegra chip inside, you can’t make it backwards compatible, you can’t make it stream to the tv, you can’t change the internal battery out.

            But yeah a janky Frankenstein console is totally a better alternative to the 3DS and WiiU. The switch’s design is just atrocious imo.

        • Brii-Nanas

          Maybe it’s different for you, but usually when I want to game for more than 3 hours straight, I’m in an environment that would easily facilitate the use of an outlet. Mostly I play mine during lunch hour at work and 3 hours SHOULD be plenty.

          It’s also a more convenient way to take your HD gaming device with you on trips to see your extended family for Thanksgiving so you can more effectively ignore your siblings and their hellspawn.

          lol.

          • Gamingfan

            If I started playing mario in portable mode at a christmas get together my family would prolly think Im weird lol.

          • Brii-Nanas

            My family already knows it. No sense in trying to deny it anymore

          • Gamingfan

            lol at least you’re honest. 😛

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Agree, unlike you

          • Advance*

            They don’t already think you’re weird for trolling on a Nintendo site?

          • Sagadego15

            He ate paint chips as a kid. That’s why.

          • Michael Clarke

            Well because it’s a demanding game graphically, duh? of course it’s not gonna last as long as less demanding games, less demanding games can last up to 6 hours, while more demanding games can last up to 3

          • vaccine looks like a ps1 game

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, play Mario in the TV in front of family when they want to watch TV is even worse LOL

          • AJK

            If you act in real life the way you do on here (and the other forums you regularly spam with your crazy little rants), I think it’s safe to assume they already think you’re weird lol

        • Tlink7

          On the train? I don’t think so…

      • Fandangle

        I mean only If you include the drive to and from. The problem is that it’s worse than the wiiu game pad and it’s obnoxious to have that plugged in constantly just to play a game. And it’s a huge wear on the chord to play while charging it (I typically try to use cradles for that very reason).

        In the end this is a game that’s meant to be played for long hours stuck on a badly designed console that is designed for simpler games. Mario odyssey is clearly designed to be play in docked mode.

    • Gemmol Lewis

      Since my phone use USB C like the switch, all i do is use my portable battery bank its 30,000mah, gives the switch 20 hours of battery life

    • Maybe Nintendo could add some super-charge that will be help

    • ronin4life

      Still 3 more hours without being plugged in than the Playstation 4 can manage lolz.

      • Barricade

        Don’t start a console war when it’s not necessary (hint: it never is). Switch is a great console with great games, PS4 is a great console with great games. Get and play whichever you want.

        This list is great btw, really helpful to get a sense of battery life expectancy.

        (Vita remote play can get you those 3 hours btw. Just saying)

        • MrGuyGaming

          Yeah, no latency issues there. (Also, the system itself needs to be unplugged for this dumb argument that you started over a joke)

          • Barricade

            Latency doesn’t matter for the sake of the argument (that I didn’t start btw). And saying the system needs to be unplugged is like saying wireless earbuds connected to each other with a cable aren’t really wireless.

        • ben

          To be honest with you.. And don’t get upset but the PS4 is a terrible console and was only a success because it had no competition.

          • Barricade

            I won’t get upset, I’m curious to your reasoning though. I like my PS4 a lot, and if It had more time I’d be playing it a lot more.

            I’d even go as far to say Horizon: Zero Dawn is my GOTY so far (haven’t played Odyssey except for a demo at an event) over Zelda, but that’s probably because its story is more in lines with what I like.

          • jimmy

            Ps4 controller battery drains fast

          • ben

            It has always been a poorly made gaming pc. There is little to no innovation from the ps3 apart from more graphics.
            It is loud and ugly.
            It uses a controller design from the 90s… I know sony fans insist that it is the best.. but it really isn’t.

          • ben

            I cant insult you for the games you like. That is just taste. For me Zelda is about 2 generations of design ahead of games like Horizon.

        • Nhat Anh Hoang

          If Gamingfan don’t start, then everything will be fine

        • jimmy

          No he has a point, the battery life on the ps4 is very short

        • Justin McQuillen

          Console wars are awesome. Wtf are you talking about… *stirs pot*

      • jimmy

        Yrah battery life in the ps4 controllers suck, no matter what game you play

    • DarkVader

      OMG this guy again, I only occasionally visit this site and in every time I go to comments I see this “Gamingfan” trolling and faking concern in long threads of replies. Jesus, do you have nothing better to do? what about spending the time playing the games that you are actually “fan” of.

      Re: battery, it’s almost the same average battery life span as 3DS and better than Vita (also better than the dual shock 4, lmao). Seriously, battery tech is a bottleneck, it doesn’t evolve as fast as processing power, Switch hits a very delicate balance of power to drive console quality game on battery for a respectable battery life. At least be fair in your trolling…..

      • jimmy

        Could be worse, that xbox fanboi could be here

        • DarkVader

          Who’s that? is there anyone capable of being a Xbone fanboy? MS is pure cancer….

          • jimmy

            I forgot his name, uses his face, on his profile pic, always ragging on Nintendo and Sony here

  • Robert Hastings

    This is actually pretty useful. Thanks for the info and to whoever wrote this, good job.

  • Ya’ll, don’t forget to report gamingfan as spam, whether or not you respond. Also, don’t expect logic to go through, lol.

    • Gamingfan

      yer man, have fun paying nintendo to ublock your internet connection so you can play online lol. fantastic logic.

      • Reported again. :’)

        • Gamingfan

          you know I can report you too right but Im not an a$$hurt fanboy. 🙂

          • Reported again. Go ahead and keep spamming.

          • Gamingfan

            and blocked. 🙂

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Delete is more useful

          • jimmy

            Keep blocking people you’re going to have noone to argue with, then we’d all be happy hahaha

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, who say you are fanboy? You are clearly fangirl

      • nemo37

        Not everyone plays online. Also, isn’t this somewhat of a hypocritical point. You have a PS4 which also has paid online play (which, as I understand you are not subscribed to), so your criticism of Puchinri and Switch also applies to yourself.

        • Gamingfan

          I only play fortine on the ps4 whic doesnt require ps+. nice try but I have standards.

          • nemo37

            Okay…? But that doesn’t really change the point. If you think having a paid online system is unacceptable, then you shouldn’t criticise people who buy the Switch and then turn-around and do the same thing. At least if you were a PC gamer and refused to buy a PS4, Xbox One, and Switch then your argument would not be hypocritical.

          • Gamingfan

            I didnt criticize him for buying the switch.

          • Aline Piroutek

            Buy an iPhone. It has Pokémon GO online for free.

          • MrGuyGaming

            lol

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, no criticize, just trolling like a low key girl

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Standard of anime troops protect the world thank to friendship power by high school students? Yeah, absolutely

      • Nhat Anh Hoang

        Have fun with a ps4 in a car oh wait

    • Fernando Silva
      • Blocking him is also wise, lol. x’D
        Blocking or reporting him.

        • Aline Piroutek

          Both

      • AJK

        I find gamingfans little tantrums really amusing. It’s like watching cringe videos.

  • link2metroid

    The battery life on the Switch is a complete joke. The Wii U got a hard time for lasting 4-6 hours and yet here’s this joke of a battery in the Switch and it gets a free pass. I don’t think so.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Nowadays every single device has poor battery.
      Welcome to the future, where iPhones cannot play Pokémon GO for 3 hours straight.

      • my phone has a great battery
        then i again i don’t put video games on it and play them for 3 hours straight

        • Aline Piroutek

          At my time mobile phone used to last over a week.
          And yes, “mobile phone nowadays do a lot of things”

          • They still sell those
            Although my phone is unique – it has last year’s processor and screen and this year’s battery

    • nemo37

      1. Wii U gamepad battery life was between 3-5 hours (Switch is between 2.5 to 6)

      2. The battery life on Switch is pretty much on par other mobile devices when you run graphically intensive apps on them.

      3. Much like other mobile devices you can plugin a portable power charger (which many people purchase for their phones and tablets) and protective cases with additional battery for people that want more battery life.

    • Devlind

      The Wii U gamepad wasn’t even the console, it just streams the game at 480p. The Switch being a full out console and lasting 3 hours is actually surprising. The battery being locked out is a safety measure and a necesity to keep the desing sleek. Removable batteries are becoming a thing of the past in high-end phone nowadays too.

    • MrGuyGaming

      I’m sorry, playing your Switch for 3 straight hours outside isn’t good enough for you? If you take something like an iPhone and only play games, it’s not gonna last long either. And if you’re playing that long in portable mode, chances are you have an outlet near you (and if not, PORTABLE CHARGER)

      • link2metroid

        An iPhone wasn’t designed just to play games. It has far more functionality.

        • Aline Piroutek

          Game Boy came over 5 years after NES and it is way worse.
          Understand: Portable machines usually have LESS hardware than dedicated home consoles.
          OBVIOUSLY portable machines have smaller batteries than stationary machines which use plugs.
          We don’t need all the thing you said to play. We just need the Switch.

        • Nhat Anh Hoang

          Yeah, a small portable look worse than a proper home console, WOW, i didn’t know that was a thing. Thank for reminding me

          • link2metroid

            So you’re admitting that it’s a portable and not a console. I’m glad we’ve cleared that up because Nintendo have been trying to say it’s primarily a home console. LMFAO

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Nintendo said is one thing, it is a portable at it’s core. Can you show me an example ps4 or Xbox 1 can be played on the go? Switch can play console games like Doom, Wolfenstein and Skyrim. Name me another handheld can play those games at 2.5 – 3 hours and only 300$? Name me, please?

            Vào Th 5, 23 thg 11 2017 lúc 20:24 Disqus đã viết:

          • Force

            Spin this as you will, Nintendo sells it as a home-console, and thus it may be criticised for what it lacks as such. If they didn’t want that, then they should’ve sold it as it is, as a handheld.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Who is spinning? Anyone with a brain already knew it is a handheld, all handheld franchises come to switch and can be played on the go. Nintendo said it is console because they don’t want to admit they give up home console market. You still think it is a home console? LOL

            Vào Th 5, 23 thg 11 2017 lúc 20:42 Disqus đã viết:

          • Force

            Well then, why is nobody suing Nintendo over false marketing yet? There’s a big haul to get here.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            So why don’t you sue Sony first for stopping making game for vita since 2013 and abandoned all vita owners who want big AAA game on vita? Or many third party games come to the West on ps4 but Japan only on vita? Not to mention Gravity Rush 2 only on ps4 while the first is on vita, that’s what Sony do to all people believe on Sony handheld, yeah, they are so grateful for vita owners

            Vào Th 5, 23 thg 11 2017 lúc 22:50 Disqus đã viết:

          • Force

            False marketing is a thing, Sony did what they wanted to do to their product. Nintendo is selling something, as something it’s not, as per what you’re saying, and last I checked, that’s not in line with the law.

            I for one decide to take the Switch for what it is now, and buy my multiplats on PC. Leave my Switch for everything that I can’t get on said PC.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Except they force all third parties move to PS4 and ignore vita. And Sony advertised Vita have PS3 power to sold to people who want a PS3 portable. They are lying and selling people wrong product when in fact, vita power isn’t even fifth of PS3, graphic at best is early PS3. Selling false product should be sued too.
            And Nintendo said Switch is a console in the go, not wrong in any case
            Vào Th 5, 23 thg 11 2017 lúc 23:04 Disqus đã viết:

          • Force

            Home-console, as said by Reggie himself, as stated on their website.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            And Sony said vita is portable with PS3 power, many people till this day still say that. Why don’t you sue Sony first? Remember when docked, Switch is basically a home console play on TV so it is meaningless by what you are trying to say

            Vào Th 5, 23 thg 11 2017 lúc 23:30 Disqus đã viết:

          • Force

            Crawling back on your words now are you? Also I don’t know what your beef is with Sony, but we’re talking Nintendo here. Stay on topic.

            “Switch is basically a home console play on TV so it is meaningless by what you are trying to say” Funny, a few replies earlier you said it was a handheld. Credibility lost.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Nope, you are acting like not understanding what I said on purpose. Switch is a handheld at it core since you can play it on the go but when docked, it becomes a console to play on TV. Switch is a hybrid, or you don’t know yet? Yeah, clearly you don’t LOL

            Vào Th 5, 23 thg 11 2017 lúc 23:42 Disqus đã viết:

          • Force

            Sure thing son, sure thing.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            So you are agreeing with me that you don’t understand Switch is a hybrid portable, great. Although anyone with a brain knew that already but don’t worry, I won’t said to anyone outside people are watching this

            Vào Th 6, 24 thg 11 2017 lúc 00:07 Disqus đã viết:

        • zelgadis greywords

          console 300 ( if not discounted that is easyly to find) + mario oddisey 57 ( if you dont count the region free and purchase it for 47$ in south africa) + 256 gigs memory card ( 8$ in wish until the good ones are at a decent prices) pro controler ( 0$ for what do you need this if you are going to play outside for god sake?) screen protectgor and travel case ( 5$ at most and even this could be 0 because they are completely optional, you can buy a little handbag for men almost inexpensively and put you switch in one pocket and the battery in another) and powerbank ( 2017 New Power Bank 50000mah LCD External Battery Portable Mobile Fast Charger Dual USB Powerbank
          (377)
          10,45€) = 370$ aprox, not so much than the console itself and a lot of less than you iphone that the lowest priced is arround 600$, more the more recently your iphone is. And by the way, if you think that the switch battery is awfull even being 4100 mAH then what you think about your iphone having one of 2716 ( the most recent one)?

      • Nhat Anh Hoang

        Not even 3 hours for sure

        • MrGuyGaming

          For literally all of the games (at low brightness and airplane mode) yeah, at least 3 hours.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            I mean iPhone, Switch with low setting and simple game can last over 3 hours easily, even 4 hours
            Vào Th 6, 24 thg 11 2017 lúc 12:18 Disqus đã viết:

          • MrGuyGaming

            oh ok

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            It’s fine

            Vào Th 6, 24 thg 11 2017 lúc 12:38 Disqus đã viết:

    • Padre

      Switch uses a basic HAC003 battery and replacing that isnt a problem if you know how to use screwdriver and have those tools.

    • Tlink7

      The Wii U’s battery did nothing but power a screen, some communication hardware and an incredibly minor GamePad OS. Comparing its battery life to that of the Switch, a full-blown portable gaming device, is ridiculous

      I agree with your point about the Switch battery being non-replacable though, that is stupid…

  • Sagadego15

    Gamingfan, get a life ya stupid scumbag.

    • Gamingfan

      blocked.

      • MrGuyGaming

        Blocking someone over one insult? Dude

        • Gamingfan

          na, he constantly calls people trolls when you say something negative about nintendo.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            So we should call you hater or fanboy?

          • Gamingfan

            “you dont like what I like so you must be a hater.”

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            So you are Persona girl with high school power of idol or something?

      • Reggie

        Said the fanboy.

        • Gamingfan

          and another block.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            I know, call you a girl

          • Reggie

            Good.

        • Sagadego15

          Lol

      • Nhat Anh Hoang

        Spam trolling is even a worse fanboy for gaming

        • Gamingfan

          yer man, I’m trolling. If I was trolling I wouldnt be blocking fanboys.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Everyone is blocking you so you don’t need to do that

          • Gamingfan

            if they were blocking me then why were they replying to me?

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, because some people still want to make fun of you like me. Make fun of you is a lot more interesting than block you

  • Aline Piroutek

    The discussion : 3 hours isn’t enough for online play.

    • Fast-charging the solution of everything, at least imo

      • Aline Piroutek

        I only play for 1 hour and I change the platform. I have a DS, actually, 3 of them.

        • Understandable, my commutes are not easy take me 2 hours from works-home or more, also I hate portable batteries with cables around me, I’m just more a Bluetooth guy lol I wish Switch could have some fast-charge at least to compensate 3h of battery life, at least in my case.

          • Aline Piroutek

            I’m a simple guy. Never used wireless charging.

          • Wireless charging is lame right now isn’t truly wireless hope in the coming years we will see the truly wireless charge your stuffs 10 feet ratio, that will be something easier to play games!

  • Bart

    Conclusion: Disgaea 5 is awesome and y’all should buy it. 🙂

    • Rachel

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    • Fandangle

      I would buuuuut… NISA.

      • Bart

        Hmm? NISA what?

        • Fandangle

          Literally one of the worst translators in the industry. They’ve constantly put memes into their games, insert game breaking bugs, text bugs, poor voice acting, and they’ve had more than one franchise outright taken away from them due to their poor treatment. The franchises they’ve taken a dump on are far more numerous than the ones they’ve done even halfway decently.

          Like just for example since it’s still in recent memory, their translation of Ys 8 (that they basically stole out from under Xseed just as the franchise was gaining popularity and would have been a huge seller if they hadn’t ruined it) was so bad that they actually had to issue an apology after Falcom got onto them for it and are currently retranslating the WHOLE game due to the backlash over it. On top of that the PC port that they were handling was so bad that it wasn’t even playable and had to delay it indefinitely before release and as far as I know it STILL doesn’t have a release date despite the game being released months ago on console.

          They’re just bad people and bad translators. They do an incredibly lazy job, and what I’ve seen from a few of their twitter accounts they’re all insufferable. I’ve played multiple of their games and I’ve slowly learned that they’re no good. Off the top of my head, other games that have been negatively effected some way are Rodea, Neptunia, Witch and the Hundred Knight, Dangonronpa, Criminal Girls, Grand Kingdom, and probably more that I just haven’t played yet. It’s gotten to the point that I’ve basically learned to forget about the games I’m interested in once they’re announced as the translator.

          • Bart

            Interesting… I’ve played none of those games you mention so I don’t really know what to say about any of that. I’ve had no issue with D5 in any case, but ymmv I guess.

  • Bart

    Yes, yes it is.

    Just play the demo, you’ll know soon enough whether it’s your thing or not.

  • Locky Mavo

    Neat chart. I can double that time for my handheld playtime, bought myself an Antank battery pack and it is fantastic!

  • Force

    Well, that’s one advantage of not using the handheld mode, no need to worry about batteries 😛

    • You don’t like handle mode? I wonder.

      • Force

        No reason to use it to be frank. When I travel, I’ve got a 3DS, and I don’t want to risk the mode I use all the time, to play a few hours while travelling.

        • Understandable, in my case I like high end graphics on the go, only I wish fast-charge or more longer battery, I don’t like DS line anymore.

          • Force

            If you’re satisfied with those graphics, all power too ya. Just don’t watch comparison videos.

          • I’m ok with it for now, Switch shows can handle high demeaning graphics like Doom and Wolfenstein at very fast paced games. At this point when you watch comparison videos doesn’t make sense, waste your time Switch is behind for a little in performance graphics from PS4/Xbox.

          • Force

            Only a little, but still behind. If you don’t care for portability, then the Switch doesn’t offer you much save for exclusive games, tis the truth of it.

            The Switch comes out worse for comparison videos, that’s why it’s good to have another console/PC in addition to it, for the multiplats when portability isn’t the be all end all.

          • Certainly, I like Switch cause for my work/home life doesn’t help stay hours in front a TV, I get very bored in my commutes work-home, Switch is very fun time for me. I have PS4 no complains about it I try to balance my life between Nintendo/Sony.

          • Aline Piroutek

            DS MASTER RACE

          • Good one! Lolololol

        • Devlin Richberger

          Yeah I can get this. Nintendo is great for exclusives, Sony has some good exclusives(but god I hate those controllers), PC is great for exclusives and multiplats, and then you have Xbox…I admit I am disappointed with Xbox this generation and the only reason I want it is for Rare replay and the controllers but then again there are plenty of great controllers for cheap on PC and the Nintendo Switch Pro/Con controllers are amazing and usable on PC.

          I think if anyone is honestly worrying about graphics they might as well get a PC considering it has cheaper games and better deals that make it a better long term investment(unless you are willing to shell out for PS+ and hope to get good deals/monthly games). And then I don’t think any console has been amazing on framerate without having a dip in graphical power. Then again I remember if you are worrying framerate or graphics you might as well not game because those are all gimmicks that really don’t add to gameplay.

          • Force

            Well, if you play Dragonball Xenoverse 2 on Switch, and do a 1vs1 fight, then compare it to the usual 1 vs multiple/teamfights, then you’ll notice how much FPS impacts the frame-rate.

            There are plenty of people that will buy multiplats on the Switch to ensure third-party support. Those who don’t want it for portability are, indeed, better off with a different machine. If Nintendo wants that changed, they’ll have to offer more than “just” portability.

  • JasonBall

    This headline made me think that battery life was being measured by “tons of games” as in a measurement unit.

    • Padre

      Yes. 🙂 And I dont see thousands of games either…

  • bdp

    Some of these 2d games eat up a lot of battery wtf.

  • Kyle K. Moore

    6+ hours of Stardew Valley is dangerous

  • Dascylus

    Vaccine… lol

  • Dylan W

    Why the hell does Vaccine eat up the battery so much? It’s not that graphically intense AT ALL.

  • Wanderlei

    Get a usb-c cable and plug in to your phone charger and it triples play time.

  • Reggie

    I was wondering why Stardew Valley was surprisingly eating up a bit of power. I guess this proves that. Granted though, the battery level still hasn’t dropped as spectacularly as some other titles I’ve played. Part of me wonders if playing on physical cartridge eats up more power than digital…

    I have some doubts with the list though… Was Kimiko really that much of a battery hog? Cause I’ve never noticed any huge drops playing that.

  • ben

    Disgaea 5 is the ultimate air travel game. almost 7 hours.

  • Saxo2712

    I have never had an issue with battery life. I always use portable and I play at home, commuting to work and to home. If I ever felt like I would have a long commute or had an extended break at work, and battery life COULD be an issue then I would throw the Switch charger in my bag. Funny, I played Fast RMX a lot alongside Zelda and I would have never thought that Fast RMX used more battery life. Also, I am a bit of a “casual” gamer and I am not playing for hours and hours and hours and hours on end.

  • Padre

    My batteries wont last as long as described here, but still good enough.

  • Padre

    Useless table is useless.
    What about sound output levels and use of headphones, those matter more than wifi.

  • Rasec46

    I always k ew that vaccine was hiding something behind that ps1 graphics. It’s actually one of the most intense games on the switch. That or it’s not very optimized. xD

  • Justin McQuillen

    I have never once had the Switch battery die on me and I play it in handheld mode all the time.

  • Rafael Bueno

    Disgaea 5 LMAO