The next generation PlayStation console will consume significantly less power in standby mode than the PS4. The power saving feature seems to be an optional setting, but not the default. The News Comes Through a Blog Post PlayStation Joins the United Nations to Fight Climate Change .
"I'm also pleased to announce that the next-generation PlayStation console has the ability to suspend gameplay Power consumption is significantly lower than PS4 (we estimate it to be around 0.5W) "Says Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "If only one million users enabled this feature, that would be equivalent to the average power consumption of 1
Both the PlayStation and Xbox consoles have been criticized for their high idle power consumption. A report from the Natural Resources Council in 2014 showed that the PS4 consumes up to 8.5 watts in standby mode. Compared to about 137 watts when playing games or 89 watts when streaming videos, the study has come to the conclusion. Sony has improved the PS4's power profile over time. However, reducing standby power consumption to just half a watt would be a significant improvement that could have a real impact. Especially if the so-called PS5 comes close to the previously sold worldwide 100 million PS4.
But only if the function is activated.