Playstation 5 will take less energy on standby mode

If you’re willing to save energy, enable this feature in the future

Playstation 5 energy

In order to save the planet so that we can keep gaming on this Earth (and other reasons), Sony has decided to become environment-friendly. The next gen Playstation 5 will consume much less power in standby mode. This is in comparison with the power usage of the PS4 when on standby. This Playstation 5 energy saving feature is just one of the many new features coming in the console, whenever it launches. For more information about Sony going eco-friendly, visit their blog with the moto “Playing for the Planet”

Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony said:

I am also very pleased to announce the next generation PlayStation console will include the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than PS4 (which we estimate can be achieved at around 0.5 W). If just one million users enable this feature, it would save equivalent to the average electricity use of 1,000 US homes.

How much energy does it save?

The fact that Sony has sold a hundred million Playstation 4’s till now means that, hypothetically speaking, if all of them are put in standby, they are wasting 850 million Watts of energy. Playstation 5, on the other hand, brings that number down to 50 million Watts. That’s a huge difference now isn’t it?

Playstation 5 energy
Next Gen Playstation concept – which we hope doesn’t look like this

Given how powerful the next gen console is, keeping it on standby like this will certainly take it a second or two longer to startup, but that isn’t the end of the world when compared to how much power it saves. This Playstation 5 energy saving feature is a small step in the control for wastage of energy. Our planet is in dire need of help as the environment is degrading and our natural resources are being wasted, especially energy. These small steps lead to bigger impacts, and Sony’s decision to do this is certainly a very respectable one.

“At PlayStation, we believe games have the power to ignite social change through educating people, evoking emotions, and inspiring hope.” says Jim Ryan, putting emphasis on how the gaming world can be used to cause a positive change in the world.

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