When it comes to the Switch's main hardware, one of the sticking points for some seems to be that the battery life is a little less than ideal. Perhaps two to six hours won't last on the longest of car rides, but considering the kind of games that can be run on the Switch, it's certainly something that can be looked past. It's a given that the more resource intensive games will drain the battery faster, and now the numbers have come in on how long one can expect to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when out and about.
GameRant recently conducted a test of the game on a fully charged battery with the screen brightness sitting at about 30%. The Switch unit managed to stick it out for three hours, nine minutes, and twenty seconds before biting the dust, roughly the same amount of time that it takes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to drain a battery. Not too shabby, though perhaps you'll want to consider a portable charger for longer sessions on the go.
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