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Sony says the PS5 will consume less power than PS4

The new PlayStation will ensure you can conserve more energy.


If you're worried about the PlayStation 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) wasting a ton of energy, Sony is already thinking about that.

According to the latest PlayStation Blog post, which centers around game industry leaders working together to achieve sustainability goals, the new PlayStation will feature a suspend gameplay mechanic that's meant to consume less power than the PlayStation 4's similar feature. It will be aiming to suspend around 0.5 watts.

"If just one million users enable this feature, it would save equivalent to the average electricity use of 1000 US homes," said Sony Interactive Entertainment head Jim Ryan.

"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," wrote Ryan. "For context, we estimate the carbon emissions we have avoided to date already amount to almost 16 million metric tons, increasing to 29 million metric tons over the course of the next 10 years (which equals the CO2 emissions for the nation of Denmark in 2017)."

These comments come by way of the Playing for the Planet initiative, a new partnership that will be debuting at the UN Climate Summit. Ryan will be in attendance alongside other members of the game industry to "make formal commitments to contribute to the efforts of the UN Environment committee."

So if dealing with consoles that weren't as conscious of power and the way it can be conserved while gaming is something that's concerned you, rest assured that the new PlayStation will have you covered. We'll be sure to keep you updated with all the latest that we know about PlayStation 5 and everything it will entail as details trickle slowly out.

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