We've been spending a lot of quality time with Nintendo's new 2DS console, and one of the first questions people have about the machine is how the battery life shapes up when compared to the 3DS and 3DS XL.

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson will be answering that question in more detail as part of his Parent Trap blog on this very site, but for the time being you might like to know that the 2DS comes equipped with a 1300mAh battery — the exact same size as the one which shipped with the original 3DS model.

That means the console will offer roughly the same battery life as the original 3DS with the 3D slider switched to "off".

So now you know. Carry on.