PS Vita Battery Life Superior to 3DS, Inferior to PSP

on December 21, 2011 10:30 AM

YouTube user kurekureyon has a PlayStation Portable, a Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. Why not pit the three against each other in a contest to see which handheld’s battery life reigns supreme?

Set to a chiptunes version of Final Fantasy XIII’s iconic battle theme “Blinded by Light,” the three portables are started at roughly the same time and left to their own devices. The equipment stats for the systems are below the video: PSP is the 3000 Hunsters model and is playing Monster Hunter Portable 3rd via UMD; the 3DS is the Zelda 25th Anniversary edition system and is playing Monster Hunter 3G with the 3D slider set on high; and the Vita is the 3G/WiFi model sporting Uncharted: Golden Abyss. All three systems are set to maximum brightness and volume.

So what’s the verdict?

The 3DS craps out at 2 hours 35 minutes. The Vita kicks it at 3 hours 47 minutes. And the PSP runs happily for a whopping 9 hours.

But seriously, it’s far more impressive if you check the video out yourself:

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