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Game consoles waste over $1B worth of electricity a year

Analysts at Carnegie Mellon University report that game consoles are wasting power at record levels: 10.8 terawatt-hours, by their estimate, costing U.S. homeowners some $1.24 billion a year.

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BrianG1531d ago

Had no idea recreation/hobbies/entertainme nt was a waste.

Guess we better stop using TV's to, since there are more TV's than consoles. Gotta be a big waste. /s

LightofDarkness1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

That's not what's being discussed. They're talking about the usage of power when the console is left in standby mode. Apparently it constitutes around 67.5% of the total power drawn by consoles per year. This is what is considered "wasted" electricity.

Titanz1531d ago

I gotta prepare my eyes for the 3DS (though I could always switch off the 3D)!

Mikhail1530d ago

Next gen consoles should includes Solar Panels! or some hamsters running in a wheel.

Grap1530d ago

hamsters in wheel was include in next gen i will buy that console. i hate WWF. kill all animals and eat them

vulcanproject1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

Next gen consoles should be powered by the sense of fanboy's self satisfaction and smugness. Plenty of energy wasted there

Titanz1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

With poppin' collars being their forte, and all. :P

suicidalblues1530d ago

@ Titans

Funny that yours is the only fanboy comment so far.

deep_fried_bum_cake1530d ago

Can't say the solar panels would help me. When I'm gaming my room becomes a sun free zone.

MoonConquistador1530d ago

Why don't they analyse how much money is wasted on stupid analysis.

Wheres the analysis on how much money is wasted by these people feeding them, powering computers and provision of lighting and heating for carrying out such inane studies.

Make sure your own s*** doesn't stink before going and complaining about others.

I like the hamster idea though, its that kinda thinking outside the box that will have you designing kinect games soon :p jk

Il_Exile_lI1530d ago

Only on N4G...

A sensationalist title that misrepresents the article, and people in the comments jumping to conclusions based on the title without actually reading it.

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