June 4th, 2008 by Mylo
It may be news to some, but the fact of the matter is that the PS3 is a power hug and consumes around 380 watts of power more than double the Xbox 360’s 160 watts and eight times the PS2’s nimble 45 watts. So spending an average of 4 hours a day on the machine will add approx $ 80 to your yearly power bill. It consumes 5-times as much energy as a fridge and 10-times as much as Wii. According to a study by Australian consumer agency Choice, if you leave the console on all the time you’ll end up adding nearly $250 to your energy bill every year.
The Xbox 360 doesn’t escape the bid either, it uses 23.57kWh per week when idling compared to the PS3’s 31.74kWh. The Wii, in comparison, uses only 2.97kWh per week when idling, less than 10% of the energy used by the PS3
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