More and more players are starting to take energy efficiency into account when buying a console, because although it may seem surprising, each console consumes a different amount of power. Moreover, this is not the only important concept that we have to take into account, since there are also differences in the carbon footprint left by each console.
NerdWallet recently conducted a study to find out which consoles consume the least and to do this, they looked at the cost of a console’s useful life – that is, the time a person uses their console before using it. move on to the next generation. The researchers calculated that a user can have a console between six and nine years old before changing it
Through this study it was concluded that theThe most energy efficient console is Nintendo Switch which over its useful life spends around $ 143.46 ($ 117.94) on power compared to the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles which spend $ 234.45 ($ 192.74) and $ 283.20 ($ 232.82).
Nintendo Switch is the most efficient console, study finds
In addition, by analyzing the previous generation of consoles, Nintendo are still the most efficient with a cost of $ 40.66 ($ 33.43) for the Nintendo Wii U and $ 117.86 ($ 96.89) for the Nintendo Wii. The Sony consoles are the second cheapest, since the PlayStation 3 had a cost of $ 229.45 ($ 188.63) against $ 292.65 ($ 240.59) of the PlayStation 4. And finally, the least energy efficient Xbox consoles
Finally, the study also evaluated the price of the console, games, accessories and services of each console to calculate which of them was the most expensive and in this case it was PlayStation 5 which has a cost of 2429 , $ 69 (1997, $ 44) during its useful life. In second place is the Xbox Series X with a cost of $ 2313.15 ($ 1,903.63) and finally Nintendo Switch, which drops significantly from the previous figures with only a cost of $ 1244.68 ($ 1023.25) . After this study, consumers will be able to evaluate other points when buying a new console, maybe many did not stop to think about this data and so we would like to know which one you prefer.