PlayStation 5 Uses Significantly Less Energy Than PS4, Says Sony

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There may still be plenty of time to go before fans are finally able to get their hands on the PlayStation 5, but that also means that the PS4’s life cycle is coming to a close. While the next generation is sure to have plenty of upgrades, one thing that we can be sure of is the fact that the upcoming console will use less power than its predecessor.

In a recent post on the PlayStation Blog from Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan talked about joining leaders from around the industry at the UN Climate Summit. He mentioned not only that they’ve made considerable efforts to reduce the power used by the PS4, but also that the PlayStation 5 will take the energy reduction even further. “At SIE, we have made substantial commitments and efforts to reduce the power consumption of the PS4 by utilizing efficient technologies such as System-on-a-Chip architecture integrating a high-performance graphics processor, die shrink, power scaling, as well as energy saving modes such as Suspend-to-RAM,” Ryan said.

As for the PlayStation 5, he said, “I am also very pleased to announce the next generation PlayStation console will include the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than PS4 (which we estimate can be achieved at around 0.5 W). If just one million users enable this feature, it would save equivalent to the average electricity use of 1,000 US homes.”

We’ll just have to wait until the PlayStation 5 arrives to see how powerful and energy efficient it truly is. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

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