The PS3 draws $145 worth of electricity per year unless totally shut off


Leaving the PS3 plugged in and turned on all the time could add as much as $145 to your electricity bill every year. That’s what the Natural Resources Defense Council has concluded in a report issued this week.

Nearest we can tell, the report means that leaving your console in standby mode—not merely “on’ as in you’re actually using it—doesn’t do you any good. The only way to save money, then, is to turn your console off, that is, physically unplug it from the power socket.

The chart here shows the worst offenders, with the launch PS3 being the most power hungry. Of course, the do-no-wrong Wii draws the least power when left plugged in.

via The Consumerist