At long last, Enervee is proud to release its updated ranking for the PS4 and Xbox One. Surprisingly, the new consoles are six times as powerful as previous generations but consume three times as much power. This makes them the most energy efficient consoles on the market, with the PS4 securing the top spot.
We even got to experience the new consoles ourselves while we were doing power consumption testing. Through this process we learned quite a few tricks to cut down on your gaming energy costs. A really interesting finding is the Xbox One actually consumers less power than the PS4 during game play and media modes but uses more than twice as much power during connected standby mode.
Since most gamers do not power down the device and leave the console in connected standby mode for about 20 hours per day, it ends up being a huge chunk of the console's total power consumption. You can find out more details about this on the Natural Resource Defense Council's blog.
Tip #1: Make sure to go into the console settings and turn off the network connection in standby mode. You could save a considerable amount on your electricity bill with this simple setting alone.
Tip #2: When watching a movie on your console, you will use 10% less energy if you stream it via Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other services instead of watching it on DVD.
Tip #3: If you own an Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Roku then you will use about 90% less power to stream a movie through these devices versus watching on a PS4 or Xbox One.
And of course, remember to hook up your new PS4 or Xbox One with a super-efficient TV or HD Monitor.
Wishing you a very happy holidays from Enervee!