Gallery: Nintendo Wii Crowned Most Energy-Efficient Gaming Console


A team of researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) had a ton of fun with their most recent study — they tested the energy usage of the Sony PlayStation 3, the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii to see which unit creates the smallest drain to the power grid. It turns out that the Wii blows the other two best-selling gaming systems out of the race by being six times more efficient while playing the same game – EA Sports’ Madden 2011.

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  1. nerdyfox January 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

    This is like comparing Apples to Oranges in some sense. The Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 all have different software and different kernels. The game is not the same game on each of the consoles. It might run faster on certain game consoles. Though looking at energy the Wii still does beat the other two. My deal is that if you look at certain things like a Windows PC vs a Linux PC. A Linux PC runs faster on the basic level than windows and is slightly more energy efficient.

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