Xbox Series X uses 15 times more power than PS5 in standby | consoles

According to Alex Hearn, technology editor of The Guardian United, the Xbox Series X has 15 times more power consumption than the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in standard standby mode. Putting Microsoft’s console into instant boot mode, Hearn said, could cost £4.93 a month, rising to £59 a year (more than BRL 350 reais). Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) cost only around £4 per year. It should be noted that these values ​​do not correspond to what is used in Brazil, as they refer to the energy supply service in the United Kingdom.

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The Xbox Series X’s Quick Boot mode allows users to quickly get back into the game by turning on the console without waiting for the entire system to boot, but it consumes between 11 and 13 watts. A similar expense occurs on the Xbox Series S, which consumes 10 watts, and the Xbox One S with 11 watts. When switching to power saving mode, the console consumes only 0.5 watts, the same consumption as the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Nintendo Switch, and the only difference is that you have to wait for the console to start up to be able to play.

As of March 2022, Microsoft has configured the Xbox Series X/S to use a factory power-saving mode, but players who purchased the console before then must enable it manually. The process is simple: just press the Xbox button, select your profile, the “Settings” option, and in the “Turn on and startup mode” section, switch from “Instant startup” to “Power saving”.

The new Xbox Series X comes with power saving mode enabled, but users must enable it on older consoles — Photo: Disclosure / Xbox Wire

Microsoft has just streamlined the Xbox Series X boot process by making it 5 seconds faster. On average, when putting the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S into “Power Saver” mode, gamers will only have to wait 15 seconds before they can start using the console. In some configurations, the consumption of PlayStation 5 (PS5) and PlayStation 4 (PS4) can reach 2 to 3.4 watts, when you leave the USB ports for charging controllers and Internet support for downloading updates. The usage of the Nintendo Switch is minimal and I spend less than 40 pence (about R$2.38) per year.

Alex Hearne’s comments also echoed social media amid recent concerns over the rising cost of living in the UK and Europe, with energy and gas costs expected to rise by 80% in the coming months. Among the main reasons are international tensions caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine, which has led to sanctions and retaliation in the energy sector.

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