Energy prices are skyrocketing and there is currently no sign of improvement. This not only has an impact on our everyday life, but also on our hobbies. Especially when they need power, such as gaming. As a statistic shows, some consoles are enormous power guzzlers.
PS5 and Xbox Series X|S: Not only expensive to buy
Game consoles are already an expensive pleasure to buy. For the future, you usually only think about the costs incurred for possible accessories and games. the Costs arising from the required electricity are mostly ignored. However, these are definitely decisive, especially with the current energy prices, as a recently published statistic shows.
This lists eight of the currently most used consoles and it is clear at first glance that the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S real power guzzlers are. For example, the PS5 consumes 219 kilowatt hours of electricity when operated for three hours a day. The Xbox then follows with 197 kilowatt hours.
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Given the computing power, this may not come as a surprise, but it is quite frightening at first glance, because it’s going around 80 to 90 euros a year just for the electricity on it. If you use the consoles more, it will be even more. It can be assumed that the old PlayStation 5 model was used here. There is now a slightly smaller model that you can use to save a bit, but back to the statistics.
It is noticeable here that the Nintendo Switch is particularly energy-efficient. This does not have the computing power of its big colleagues from Sony and Microsoft by far, but it is the handy hybrid console from Nintendo is a real bargain at 2-3 euros a year.
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Sony is working on a new PS5 model
At least that’s what industry insider Tom Henderson claims. If his sources are right, Sony is already producing a whole new model with a removable drive. This could affect the size and possibly also the power consumption of the console.