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PSP-3000 battery life reduced by up to 30 minutes

Saturday, 30th August 2008 11:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA’s John Koller has confirmed that PSP-3000′s brighter screen means less battery life. Whoops.

“Battery life will decrease by a small amount, it’s about 20 minutes maybe 30 minutes and that’s because there’s a larger power draw with the brighter screen,” he said in the Gamespot interview you can see after the link.

The new PSP model launches on October 15.

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  1. captaineurogamer

    LOL. This is bad. Couldn’t they add a more powerful battery pack. Its not like the PSP battery lasts that long anyway, and now even less.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gamoc

    …so turn the screen brightness down with, you know, the screen brightness button?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    What would be the point of the new model if you did that? Inbuilt microphone? Yay.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. XDamage

    I rarely use the highest brightness on my psp anyway, but actually being able to use the psp outside in the sun will be nice, albeit for 10 minutes or something. :D

    #4 6 years ago
  5. rainer

    Personally I’d rather the 30 mins cut for the newer screen over the old one it was never that great in the first place.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Syrok

    Might as well buy a PSP now then.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Syrok

    Sony says: Battery life the same.
    Source

    #7 6 years ago