PS5 Will Use Less Power in Suspend Mode Than PS4

Climate change is the hot word at the minute. That and cancel culture, but the one that actually matters is the one that I’ll be writing about today.

Sony has put up a post on the PlayStation Blog detailing its commitments to helping fight climate change. Sony’s Jim Ryan wrote:

“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.”

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That’s a massive difference between what the PS4 uses in suspend mode. It’s night and day. And sure, it’ll save a lot of energy and help the planet a little more. However, you could go a step further and just not use the feature. Easier said than done, though, as I’m sure we’ve all become used to having our downloads happen overnight while we sleep.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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