How Much is Your Console Actually Costing You?

Games Are Evil writes, "An article today from the Natural Resource Defense Council discusses the cost of leaving your console online when not actively playing. According to the report, a staggering fifty percent of all gamers leave their consoles on when not in use. This can lead to some pretty extreme costs, as you can see from the chart at right.

Those of you who are folding at home on your PlayStation 3 are taking the worst hit, swallowing an extra $145 worth of energy costs every year..."

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The Matrix3833d ago

If you have a wii it's costing you your manhood.

Just Kidding, don't flame or debubble me.

bgrundman3833d ago

cute, but actually the differences in cost are quite staggering... check it out for yourself.

CrAppleton3833d ago

lol.. no the wii isnt THAT bad.. but what you say isn't the first time ive heard it

vitz33833d ago

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freakyzeeky3833d ago

You need to get an upside-down spell checker as well... :P

mikeslemonade3833d ago

On 360 you want to play online games so that's $50 on top of the $143. That cost more than PS3 which is only $160 if you leave it on all the time. Most people don't leave it on 24/7 so the $50 xbox live gold is even more staggering if you don't play that much.

nbsmatambo3833d ago

by off do they mean stand-by or completely unconnected?

kapedkrusader3833d ago cure cancer. Cause the only time I'm leaving my PS3 on 24/7 is if I'm running [email protected]

Dir_en_grey3833d ago

I'd rather use that money on [email protected] rather than giving it to charity which some of the money will end up in the charity worker's pockets as salary anyway.

[email protected] is just time and money for data in which if you don't do it, somebody else will still need to spend that time and money to get the same amount of data down the line.

So instead of giving money away to people you don't know and have no idea where the money is gonna end up going to.... Fold!!!

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bgrundman3833d ago

Why do you think the ps3 has such a high power cost compared to the other consoles?

CrAppleton3833d ago

More complex hardware? and its 10 times the size of the other ones.. lol

bgrundman3833d ago

Size doesn't matter... It's how you use it! :D

CrAppleton3833d ago

thats just something people with little penises say.. =/

bgrundman3833d ago

That wasn't very nice at all!

CrAppleton3833d ago

Size doesn't matter... It's how you use it =D

CrAppleton3833d ago

oh.... wait a minute... =/

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CrAppleton3833d ago

Yeah.. I've seen the difference in my electric bill since the drought is over

bgrundman3833d ago

Do you leave your console on 24-7 though?

CrAppleton3833d ago

No.. I just play a sh*t load =)

bgrundman3833d ago

I guess I can see where you are coming from then... I used to be the same way. Damn jobs get in the way of all of the fun!

foo-193833d ago

who leaves their ps3 on nonstop..

bgrundman3833d ago

Maybe the folks who are doing [email protected] I have several friends who do. Or at least they did until today!

CrAppleton3833d ago

With the RROD I'm afraid to leave my xbox on 24-7

CrAppleton3833d ago

My PS3 on the other hand, i have left on for many a days before.. and my Wii has been on for weeks before

ThatCanadianGuy3833d ago

I've honestly only turned my PS3 off about maybe 15-16 times in two years.

My electric bill is kinda high.But meh,not life altering or anything.

InMyOpinion3833d ago

It shows. Once you get your own apartment and a job things will get better. Hang in there.

ThatCanadianGuy3833d ago

Is that what you keep telling yourself jenzo?
Don't worry man.You'll grow up one day,have you're own place,a job.
Life will be great!

Jamegohanssj53833d ago

ROFL! I live in my own house.


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JimmyJames703833d ago

I set my Xbox to automatically turn off after so many hours of no use. I did that after the baby sitter left it on and I never noticed when I got home. Then my bro was like, you know you left your Xbox on over night? Yeah. The babysitter. Go figure.

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