Video game consoles studied to suck large amounts of energy during hibernation!
If you love the environment just as much as we do, here’s a reason that’s bound to have your drop your PlayStation controller. According to a new study by the Carnegie Mellon University, video game consoles are energy suckers that are bound to lengthen your electricity bill. This particularly is because most gamers hate to switch of their consoles when unused, and hibernation mode alone sucked in 68%of all game console energy consumed in the year 2010. That’s roughly about $1.24 billion in electricity costs. Also, 1% of the total U.S. residential energy consumption in 2010 was used by gaming consoles alone, and small as it may seem, the figure is indeed significant!
So, the next time you decide to go grab some fresh air between levels, make sure you switch of your game console. Hibernation could cost you more than you’re aware of!