Against the background of the energy crisis in Europe, the media began to give advice on how to save electricity and not overpay. According to The Verge, rising electricity costs in the UK and Europe indicate the need to reduce its consumption. One way to do this is to change the mode of operation of the Xbox consoles.
They have two standby modes. The first is called Instant On and provides an instant launch of the console. But it has an Xbox One S and Xbox Series S/X in standby mode, which consumes between 11 and 13 watts (depending on the model).
The power saving mode, in comparison, consumes only about 0.5 watts, but it requires you to wait a few seconds for the console system to boot up. Previously, the company has accelerated this process by about 5 seconds.
Microsoft has made power saving mode the default on Xbox consoles shipping since March, but millions of Xbox One S and Xbox Series X/S consoles will use the more convenient Instant On mode. But this will result in additional costs.
The PlayStation 4 console also has various types of standby modes, including one that allows you to charge your controller. Consumption varies from 0.5 W to 3.4 W.
But Nintendo Switch owners have nothing to worry about. During active gaming, the Switch consumes only 7W when connected to a TV.
And earlier reported that to save money they can turn off the tank.