The folks over at GameRant have confirmed that the Switch will last for 3 hours with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Switch doesn’t have the greatest battery, but at least we now know how long it will last.
How it will Last for 3 Hours
If you want to know how they got that number, they simply put the console at 30% brightness and let it run. The game lasted for exactly 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 20 seconds before the console shut off. That’s a fair amount of time and is almost identical to Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The game is mostly intended for co-op play, so maybe 3 hours isn’t quite good enough for most. You’ll have to watch the battery if you’re going to play with friends for a long time!
At least the game runs at 60fps while docked, so there’s an incentive to play docked. What do you think about this battery life expectancy? Is it too short for you, or do you have a work-around? Let us know!