Sony: PlayStation 5 will save players money and help save the Earth

Sony joins the Playing for the Planet Alliance, made up of companies that work for the good of the environment


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The official PlayStation Blog president andSIE CEO Jim Ryan said the PlayStation 5 will consume less power. This applies to standby mode, when the console works at a lower frequency, supporting the game. According to Ryan, Sony estimates the PS5 consumption in sleep mode at about 0.5 watts. This will not only help gamers save money, but also have a positive impact on the environment.

“If only one million users turn this feature on, it will save the equivalent of average electricity consumption in 1,000 American homes,” Ryan said.

SIE boss also said that the company willbetter inform players about the energy-saving features of the console. In addition, Sony plans to release PlayStation VR apps that will "increase awareness of climate issues."

“Gaming industry leaders have the opportunitysupport the UN environmental team by reporting on the importance of conserving natural resources for future generations. At PlayStation, we believe that games can spark social change by educating people, evoking emotions and inspiring hope, ”Ryan wrote.