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Study suggests idle consoles used $1.24 billion in power in 2010

Thursday, 19th April 2012 00:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

According to a Carnegie Mellon report, about 68% of all energy used by consoles is consumed in an idle state. All up, that useless power came to around 10.8 TWh at a cost of around $1.24 billion over the course of 2010. That’s a significant drain on natural resources which could be eliminated with better use of automatic power consumption options. Make sure you opt into automatic shut down on both your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; the latter has it on by default.

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2 Comments

  1. polygem

    noone is posting here. everyone feels guilty!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    I have all of my plug in hubs connected to a surge protecter. Then I flip the switch on the back of the thing when I am done using stuff. I have safed a literal 30% of off my monthly electric bill.

    I only leave things pluged in that can’t be unpluged, like the fridge/freezer and that type of stuff.

    I am not trying to save a rain forest somewhere so much as my bank account. Just take your TV and game systems stick them into a surge protecter and flip the switch to off when your done, you will see a dramatic drop in useage.

    #2 3 years ago

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