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EE Times: Power Week: Popular Gaming Consoles' Energy Use Compared

Power Week: Popular Gaming Consoles' Energy Use Compared

The latest gaming consoles consume more power than previous models but also provide more features, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In a recent test coinciding with the holiday season, engineers at the research organization found that three of the most popular units -- the Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Wii U -- consumed as much as 124 Wh compared to a maximum of about 88 Wh in a similar comparison performed in 2010.