Nintendo Switch Battery Is Bigger Than Any Other Portable Gaming Device

One of the areas that gamers have been disappointed in the Nintendo Switch appears to be the battery life, but a NeoGAF user has broke down the battery size as well as the technology used in comparison to other popular gaming devices.

The Nintendo Switch has a 4310 map battery which is actually more than what people were expecting it to have. This is more than any gaming device ever created.

Here are some other popular gaming devices to compare: 

  • 3DS / 2DS – 1300 mAh
  • New 3DS – 1400 mAh
  • (New) 3DS XL – 1750 mAh
  • PS Vita – 2200 mAh

This image breaks down roughly how much room in the Switch that Nintendo had for battery. In comparison, an iPad is made up of mostly battery.


Switch has by far the highest-capacity battery of any gaming device ever Basically, because the Nintendo Switch has a fan and a heatsink in the unit, Nintendo has a lot more to fit into the Switch than other than battery and a screen. There’s a lot more pieces of tech in this product than smartphones and tablets.

You can read more about it HERE.