Playing for the Planet: PlayStation 5 should use less in sleep mode

by Kelvin
Playing for the Planet: PlayStation 5 soll weniger im Ruhemodus verbrauchen

Picture: UN Environment

Sony participates in the industry initiative "Playing for the Planet"And thus supports the UN in its fight against climate change. The upcoming PlayStation should be significantly more economical in sleep mode than the PS4 and thus make their contribution to more environmental protection. The game industry should be more environmentally friendly overall.

Next-Gen-PlayStation should be much more economical

Jim Ryan, head of the gaming division of Sony, believes the game industry "a whole lot"Can do so for the environment and that is why he is one of the representatives of the industry initiative"Playing for the Planet"Will travel to New York for the UN climate summit.


At the UN Climate Summit, I want to join leaders in the gaming industry to make formal commitments to the UN Environment Committees.

Jim Ryan, Sony

A first step towards more environmental protection Sony wants to do in the power of the upcoming PlayStation, which should consume significantly less in sleep mode than the current PlayStation 4. A consumption of 0.5 watts in sleep mode is targeted and realistic, so Jim Ryan in his Blog on The current PlayStation consumes at rest, depending on the revision 1.7 watts to 3.9 watts, which would mean a reduction in power consumption of 70 to 87 percent for the Next Gen PlayStation. According to Ryan, this measure would save the energy of about a thousand US households.

I am very pleased to announce that the next generation PlayStation console will include the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than PS4 (which we estimate at 0.5 W). If just one million users enable this feature, it would be equivalent to the average electricity use of 1,000 US homes.

Jim Ryan, Sony

However, it should not be overlooked that Sony could also configure the current PlayStation from the factory more efficient and energy-efficient, the checkmarks would be in the settings for the options "Turn off USB ports" and "Stop application"Set by default and the option"Stay connected to the internet"Disabled. In addition, the initiative "Playing for the Planet"And their benefits are at least considered questionable.

Screening in New York at the expense of the United Nations

Even if it looks at first glance, the total of 28 companies involved in the initiative, including sizes such as Unilever, SAP, Vodafone and just Sony, do not suddenly mutate into environmentally and climate-friendly companies. Rather, they have done little more than send letters of intent for a more climate-friendly corporate policy, which is why they have been invited by the United Nations to acknowledge their intentions.

We invite these visionary entrepreneurs to get their climate plans recognized at the UN Climate Summit.

Open letter from the United Nations

Companies are being rolled out a red carpet by the United Nations and, as a thank you for their climate goals, they are allowed to attend the UN climate summit. Many experts, observers and climate activists see in the initiative nothing more than a mere showcase of the companies, which can sharply revamp their PR with the appearance in New York.

The goals of "Playing for the Planet"Initiative can be found in the official brochure (PDF).

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