Newlaunches.com brings some further details on the PlayStation 3 hardware. The key point of note from their article is this:

The PS3 is a power hug and consumes around 380 watts of power more than double the Xbox 360’s 160 watts and eight times the PS2’s nimble 45 watts. So spending an average of 4 hours a day on the machine will add approx $ 80 to your yearly power bill.

So, the PlayStation 3 will use double the power that the Xbox 360 uses? Now, I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that electrical energy ultimately gets converted to heat energy by the resistance electrical components generate. With this in mind, and what the Xbox 360 has been known to do at only half the power usage, one has to wonder whether or not buying a first generation PS3 is really a good idea, especially with the price it commands.

Sony Playstation 3 further details [Newlaunches.com via Gizmodo]


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