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.
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.
But what is the cost to run the 360 2 hours a day for a year?
"Which means buying XBL Premium online makes the power bill for the PS3 to go on par with that."
Not quite. An XBL gold account costs £39.99 here in the UK. Add £24 to that (though I don't know where you got that figure from, it certainly wasn't in the article) and you get £64, a third more than the £48 cost of running the PS3.
The 360 power source is half the ps3 - but the 360 power consumption is Not half the ps3...now where's that article when I need it...ah here it is http://www.hardcoreware.net...
I believe the ps3 has a 350watt power source, am I right? COmpared to the 360's 165watt power source.
This contrasts to the ACTUAL power consumption. During gameplay the PS3 consumes 190watts, and the 360 170watts. So the difference although there is nothing to write home about. And the actual price would not be £47, but £26 for the ps3 and £24 for the 360 --ooooh £2 lol
I hear ya TheMART
thats 7.6709365 U.S. dollars a month it aint that bad
i know theres extra digits there i just wanna be technical :-)
Where does it say anything about the X360 power usage compared to the PS3. Typical mart just trying to Flame. YOU BIG FLAMER YOU
Didn'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.
Who the **** cares about crap like this?
THIS is news? This is what I came here for?
This is not aimed at DeepBrown, but the "article" in general.
Kyur I am pretty sure power consumption is a very large issue in a lot of areas around the world, even in the United States. Most people are concerned about costs primarily but then there are others who are concerned about the environment.
Try not to add unecessary comments to posts just because you can't relate to the topic being discussed. It is much easier to just pass by and not say anything.
Thank you! ~
lol, 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.
hmmm well i'm just gonna say your right and agree with you because the PS3 isnt out here yet, and its also quite interesting to know this
achira's probably never touched a 360 in his life. who really cares anyway? as long as playing the systems doesn't prevent you from using any other appliance or light source in the house, who cares?
"Neither the XBOX 360 nor PS3 really came out as a winner or loser when it comes to power consumption levels. The PS3 requires a bit more all around, but not much to write home about for now."
link to chart
bwaaaaaaaaaaaahh, they are almost the same. theMart looks like a fool again, nothing new there.
The UK is currently experiencing a bit of a fatuation with all things green, it's all over the media recently since the politicians have started on it. I think Nintendo could do pretty well (as if they aren't already!) by making this sort of information widely known. It's certainly a lot more of an issue than it used to be, especially with the large power supplies on the 360s (and PS3s? - I don't have one so I can't check!) being very noticeable.
Although this isn't something that you'd base your console choice on, I would imagine it's still pretty nice to know if you're a Wii owner!
It's the nature of "comparing" consoles lol. Bit sad innit - but I comment here since the sources information is wrong, actually multiplying cost with the actual wattage of the power source, and not the actual power consumption of the consoles.
I cant believe the crap ppl argue about here sometimes at this site.
I imagine some ppl can appreciate the info, func facts.. etc...
but OMG listen to some of you
HAHAHAHAHA it costs more for your system to run for a year then my system
holy smokes children calm down, i wonder if your parents pay the elecricity/power bill (where I am we call it hydro lol)...
anyway I pay my own bill do I care how much I pay to run it NO
if you don't pay to run and ur parents pay, do ur parents know hwat uses how much power??? probably not...
your all arguing over this ha ha. Plus this doesnt affect me at all, i get more than that a day.
I hope you get more then that a day lol...
I think most ppl do..
I'm skeptical about their findings because I saw a test a long time ago with actual information, charts, and evidence back before the PS3 launched that was comparing power consumption and it showed something very different.
IF you are worried that PS3 will add too much to your electricity bill then the answer is simple ...... DONT BUY ONE. LOL this reminds me of something i heard two guys talking about a few days ago .
Guy A :- you getting the PS3 then ?
Guy B :- yes mate ..are you ?
Guy A :- deffo , looks mint !
Guy B :- think Rob will get one ?
Guy A :- nahh PS3 isn't for poor people.
Guy A & Guy B :- lol
What with the amount of people moaning about the price of PS3 and now power usage i guess what those two guys were saying is kinda true , even though i don`t agree .
This is sad, they don't know how to attack the PS3 now, so they're speaking about power consumption. lol.
And they're wrong actually. THey can't make the difference between the alim's max power, and the actual power consumption rofl.
And they forgot to take into account the huge power consumption (as compared to the PS3) for the Wii, thanks to the stupid wiiconnect 24. It sucks like 8 times more power than an idling PS3 (or 360).
If you play one hour per day, the wii eats more power than a PS3 :)
I have heard every time you connect to PSN a little puppy gets killed, and this is how they keep it free. Don't shoot the messenger I am just saying what I heard...
that comment just made me chuckle a little.
Thats it. The final straw. They've finally got to me. I'm cancelling my pre order today. My never going to play LittleBigPlanet because in causes global warning. The Xbots have won.
YEAH RIGHT !!!!!
6 more sleeps to go !
and suddenly people care about how much the power bill will be......like IF.
someone puts this stupid article on the net so you people will jump on each other and pretend you care.
but in facts you people don't! you play games, keeping the console on ( sometimes turn it off) and then go and do your business....
please stop it XD it makes me wanna puck!
At least we all agree now the PS3 has more power than the X360 !
I'm kidding, I'm kidding, Jeeze, have a sense of humour would ya ! ;)
I would like to see how much the 360 uses WITH the HDDVD drive... Id bet it uses more power...
Not to mention the Ps3 has 3x the hard drive space and roughly 5 times disc space.
Gee I wonder why it uses more power?
Do you know the avergae blow dryer uses 1000 watts of power?
Spare us your BS 380 of power is what it takes to run 1 of ATI's new cards.
this site has deteriorated into a demonic form of uber-bashing anything that's dreamt or realized in the world of gaming. What the hell happened? Has it all come down to this? Pathetic bloggin' console whoremongers ready to defend our precious console pimpdaddy'
s at any cost!? So sad. Speak your minds people without fear of retribution from the haters on this site and all over the world for that matter. The good will always shine through in the end.
[Anyway] -- Isn't the much Larger and Bigger, PS3 more powerful than the smaller, less potent wii? I'm kinda stupid, but I think the larger, over-engineered electronic item would consume more energy than the smaller less capable electronic item. No? Crazy?
I always came to this site for a good laugh, Especially way before even the bubble system. There was always epic battles between the two camps. The difference between then and now is that even though most stories back then turned into 300 comment flaming warzones. There was comedy, Good trash talk and good system slaming smack. Now it seems to be flaming other fanboys with no comedy and bubble snatching. I joined this site to bust some balls and laugh at some of the posts, but now my interest is slowly going away. Plus this rewarding people with money has turned this into a post any story at any cost and point monger as much as you can. Some of these new guys have no clue what this site use to be and it's a real shame. Hell some of these new guys make me miss my little buddy Juevani, at least his 8 year old attitude was funny!
Plus, Of course the Wii uses less power. I personally only turn it on when people come over and wanna play it. It has no god damn games. Plus when I play with my Wii the green eye on my 360 lights up and the voice of HAL 9000 comes out of my surround sound and says "Your not cheating on me with your Wii are you?" It kinda freaks me out and then for some strange reason I turn it on and buy MS points for no reason. Does this happen to anybody else or do I have a seriously defective unit?
the spin machine is really stretching it now.
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