330°# PS3 costs £47.69 a year to run, compared to just £2.13 for the Wii

According to 'sust-it' the PS3 will cost gamers in the UK £47.96 should they use the system every day for at least two hours during the period of a year. The same usage rates with a Wii will cost just £2.13.

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So...

Having a PS3 cost you about twice as much as the 360 a year.

Almost 24 pounds in UK money. Which means buying XBL Premium online makes the power bill for the PS3 to go on par with that.

If we're comparing costs Sony fanboys, and you take the subscription of XBL in account, it's also fair to put in the power bill. So there you are.

To the ones below, read the original link. It says, roughly the 360 uses half the power of the PS3. Which makes 48:2= 24 pounds.

3Disagree2thats 7.6709365 U.S. dollars a month it aint that bad

i know theres extra digits there i just wanna be technical :-)

0Disagree0Where does it say anything about the X360 power usage compared to the PS3. Typical mart just trying to Flame. YOU BIG FLAMER YOU

1Disagree0Didn't we see that in the actual comparison - the ps3 and 360 were very close in power consumption - with the ps3 leading - but that it's "heavy" power supply, that this article multiplies, does not relate to its actual power consumption.

Tis true that the Wii has a very low appetite.

0Disagree0lol, the ps3 takes 175 watt, like the xbox360. so themart i dont understand your comment. if you dont believe me, you can make some steps to follow:

1. buy a ps3 2. buy a xbox360 3. buy a watt measure tool 4. learn to use it 5. use it 6. you will see that i am right. the wii only uses 18 watt, so it is understandable why it costs not as much as the ps3, but the calculations they made are wrong. lets calculate for europe: i will take 20 cent for 1kWatt. lets take 200 watt for the ps3, i know it consumes not as much, but its not so important. 2 hours a day is 2*365 hours a year. a hour costs 4 cent for the ps3 (20/5). 4 cent * 2 * 365 = 2920 cents = 29,20 euro. the wii takes nearly 20 watts, so it will cost 2,92 euros. a ratio 10:1. not 20:1 like they calculated. if their calculation is right then the ps3 would use 400 watt, and that is impossibler, because it uses 175 watt like the xbox360. so for your xbox360 you will pay also 29,20 euro. did you know that a lcd tv uses around 200 watt ? if its a big tv it will use far more. did you know that if you nuke some food, it will take around 1500 watt ? i know you dont use it all day, but modern technichs is expensive, if you dont know that than you are a fool.

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