The PlayStation 5 will be much greener than the PS4, according to Jim Ryan on Sony. In a recent PlayStation Blog post detailing how the company is fighting climate change, Ryan spoke briefly about the next-generation machine, saying at least one feature would be far more effective than the current-generation console.
"I am also very pleased to announce that the next-generation PlayStation console will include the ability to stop the game with much lower power consumption than the PS4 (which we think can be achieved at about 0.5W ), "says Ryan. "If only one million users allow this feature, it would save the equivalent of an average electricity consumption of 1
For comparison, the PS4 in standby mode uses about 10 watts or watts. If Sony can really reduce the PS5's power consumption to just five percent of the PS4's shutdown, that would be a huge reduction in wasted energy. Hopefully this will also mean that the PS5 will consume less power overall, but we will have to wait and see about it. However, it's a good sign and it's nice to know that a console of the next kind will include the ability to stop the game.