This Is How Long Nintendo Switch’s Battery Life Will Last While Playing Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

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The biggest release of March is undoubtedly going to be Nintendo’s newest console the Switch. There is a lot of excitement as well as concerns for Nintendo’s hybrid console. One of the major concerns has been Nintendo Switch’s battery life .

Now a new report has emerged courtesy of Youtube channel GameXplain which apparently suggests that the Nintendo Switch’s battery can hold out for exactly 2 hours and 28 minutes while playing The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild on maximum settings.




For the test  the consoles brightness was turned up to the max and it was charged to the brim . The report also noted that this result is courtesy of a worst case scenario , as the battery life can be increased if you turn off the Wi-Fi and lower the brightness.

Excitement for the Switch is at an all time high an in a recent interview with alistdaily Gamestop’s  senior director Eric Bright spoke about the console’s phenomenal demand.

“We’ve seen tremendous demand for Switch. And of the initial allocation of pre-orders we took, the majority of them were done by PowerUp Reward customers. They’re definitely looking for this device. We have a ways to go before we satisfy all the demand that’s out there.”

“The Q1 launch is one of the smartest moves Nintendo could have done. Instead of pushing units out during the heaviest time of the year (in Q4), this allows them to build a base”




While undoubtedly Nintendo has done really well to ensure that there is considerable hype for its newest console , it remains to be seen how it performs once it is launched  on 3rd March.

So do you think that the Switch has adequate battery life while playing Legend of Zelda  and other titles? let us know your opinions by commenting in the comments section below

  • zero

    Turning down the brightness isn’t going to add SIGNIFICANT time to the battery. See people’s complaints about the Wii U tablet as an example.

    Turning of wi-fi should help more but that remains to be seen.

    Another piss poor choice by Nintendo to lower costs but at the consumer’s expense (I bought the Wii U battery from Nintendo to extend battery life. It was not cheap) & loss of entertainment value. Who likes being in the middle of a dungeon, only to have the console go into sleep mode? I don’t. Really stupid engineering decision.

    • extermin8or2

      they should have ditched the Infra red motion crap and instead had a better battery

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Brightness on a devices screen is the first thing to effect power/performance over a period of time. Any smart phones battery usage information is going to display the “screen” as the number one culprit in overall usage. Especially when your screen is five plus inches.

      Hoping Nintendo does great things with this system, but I will be on the fence for at least a year after its initial launch as to watch the bugs get ironed out.

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  • Gamez Rule

    “Nintendo Switch’s battery can hold out for exactly 2 hours and 28 minutes while playing The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild on maximum settings”… Can you charge battery while playing games?