The behemoth PS3 is also quite the hippie's nightmare, sucking down 380 watts, more than twice as much as the Xbox 360, and more than 8 times that of the PS2. If used for two hours per day, that's as much as $40 per year.
I guess I'm going to have to start siphoning power from my neighbour :)
If you can roast a pig on the PS3 since you can scramble eggs with the 360?
I've only heard that frying eggs on a ps3 wasn't possible, but thawing a bagels is definitely possible.
It's the mean fat burning machine... you can cook hamburgers, steaks, chicken....
that's almost the cost of xbox live:)
If you shop around it's more.
...if you take the difference between the 2 energy consumptions...which is in favor of the 360...you can add that to the overall cost of the PS3. :O For those claiming the 360 is more expensive because of the $50/year Live fee... there goes a good chunk of THAT argument. ;)
That's only 2 hours a day. There are certainly some people on here who probably average 5-6 :P
people complain to much.
people do care too much but from the opposing side us 360 owners have been made fun of for how much power the 360 consumes.
Only because you guys come to the PS side of the forums and choose to "defend" your console when it isn't even being attacked. Think about it...
if I came off as being mad I wasn't. I'm all about gaming but sometimes I feel the strange need to defend what I bought, haha. I really could care less how much power it consumes.
death monk I wasn't specifically referring to you, but there are many people that do post garbage on the "other" side of the news realm. On all sides, too, so don't think I am singling anyone out. Those people give gamers a bad name and bring the worst out in people, especially themselves.
and the x360 uses a 203W power supply. and these are MAX outputs. doesn't mean it would ever actually use that much power.
So its official. Ps3 IS more powerful then the 360. FACT!
more power consumption doesn't mean more powerful. look at old processors 10 years ago and then look at mobile processors of today. they run on more efficient architecture using less power but running on more clock cycles.
lol wow you are way to much of a fanboy.
I'm too much of a fanboy? did you read your comment? btw I owned all 3 consoles last generation and I'm not really a fanboy. right now I do plan on only owning a 360 but that has more to do with my money situation. I was only pointing out that power consumption has to do with efficiency AND how powerful it is. go ahead and bash me now because I'm out of comments on this thread :)
Sorry but is more powerful. FACT!
That or it's less efficient... How much power it takes from the wall isn't much an indication of how well it performs. We'll see. :) Just because one of my microwaves makes the lights flicker and the other doesn't doesn't mean the first is better. :-P Though, Sony does have a lot experience building electronics. Another interesting thing the article points out is for the Wii's online service it's required to be on 24hrs/day. I wasn't aware of that.
some good power info on the egg cooker lol. i hope cnet does one for the ps3 as well when it comes out: http://reviews.cnet.com/453...
"So its official. Ps3 IS more powerful then the 360. FACT!" Not more powerful, it uses more eletricity to power the damn thing.
so it also eats elec :) , what next it over heats? :) .... it burns houses down? .
and the controller's internal batteries will randomly catch fire or explode
So running it 8 hours a day would cost $160/year. So basically with the xbox 360 you can have a gold account and still pay less per year.
What type of math did you take?
Hell just think with the heat of the 360 and the power consumption of the PS3 I will need to bypass my power meter. Maybe since the cell is so powerful you can design a control circuit to bypass the powermeter when the cell is started up.
First off, you totally disregarded the power costs of running a 360 8 hours a day, and secondly, isn't the wattage a maximum thing, as in it runs at less usually? Maybe a tech expert could explain that more.
Thats illegal. And if you cant afford 400 watts of power for the Ps3 you sure as Mary Poppins arent coming up with $650 for the Ps3.
Worrying about wattage? If someone is hurting that bad financially they shouldn't be buying a game system. There is a lot of processors in the PS3 as well as other electronic components. I say thats about right. If I had base my home audio systems on how much wattage they put out I would have never enjoyed the audio experience I have had over the years. Face the facts, Gaming is expensive past time. So can music, movies, heck even my dirt bike is expensive to keep up and running. Oh by the way if your a hard core rider your Bike is going to cost more than your PS3 or Xbox. This article is stupid. Its like some drag racer complaining about his or her gas milage. Some people are just crazy? Peace
to play games while grilling burgers on your PS3 ya know! It needs the extra power. Wait. Did you guys just see an ad for the PS3 on the Food Network??
It also has the "potential" to play games.