- How much electricity does a gaming console use? -

If you would like to know how much electricity does your gaming console use, first you need to know it’s power consumption.

The power consumption of a gaming console varies depending on how it is being used: gaming, streaming, stand-by… so the best way to learn the exact power consumption is to search for it.

As shown below, we have searched for the power consumption of a PS4 and have got the details from the manufacturer’s website.

Electricity usage of a gaming console

If your gaming console manufacturer does not disclose the power consumption details, your next best option is to use a plug-in power meter to measure the consumption.

We are leaving additional details about plug in power meters at the end of this page.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to calculate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a gaming console over a period of time.

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

For example:

  • If you have a gaming console that uses 158 Watts (W)
  • You use your gaming console 4 hours a day and 320 days per year
  • You are paying 0,217 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per every kWh you consume 

You will be paying around 44 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.

A few other examples from our Electricity usage calculators page that may be of your interest:

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Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would like to learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

If you would like to learn how to measure your gaming console power consumption, you may also be interested in this video where we show how to use a plug in power meter.

If you are looking for saving electricity at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity consumption and decrease the electricity bill.

Electricity conservation - Save and conserve energy

Energy conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less energy

Energy conservation both benefit you and the environment

The act of saving and conserving electricity does benefit you because you will be paying less on your energy bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving electricity prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few watts here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

 

For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 10 Watts per hour (0,01 kWh) worth of electricity per day, that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hour (kWh) per year. 

That is a considerable amount of electricity, but let’s add additional perspectives for clarity:

  • Assuming an average cost of 0,18 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or any other currency) we would collectively be saving nearly 6000 euro per year.
  •  To produce 32850 kWh of electricity it is necessary to use around 17 metric tons of coal or 56 barrels of residual fuel oil.
Have a look to this page for more information about the amount of resources needed to produce electricity.
 

In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

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