One of the few things that really irks us about the 3DS is the poor battery life. The demands of powering two screens (one of which is 3D), running a wireless connection and juicing up those stereo speakers is clearly too much for the console's internal power supply, and as a result we always carry a USB charging cable with us whenever we leave the house with the console.

Nintendo is obviously aware of this issue, and has even poked fun at the lack of staying power in Animal Crossing: New Leaf:

It's nice to see a company laugh off its problems — now we just need a 3DS revision with a more powerful battery!