It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the season of giving, getting and for some - gaming! Video games are a source of excitement, escapism and even education, making video game consoles one of the most popular holiday gifts. The industry has had impressive growth in the past three decades, posting approximately $91 billion in revenue for 2016.
Many homes even have multiple systems, whether they are iterations of one brand or cross-platform boxes. Gaming systems, much like other forms of technology, have grown exponentially over the last decade; including realistic graphics in open worlds and allowing hours of gameplay.
Video Game Consoles: The Next Generation
The Playstation 4 Pro (PS4) has a number of console exclusive games, and serves as a Blu-ray player and entertainment hub for streaming applications like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Similarly, the PS4 Pro, and the newest system to hit the market, the XBox One X, both include eye-popping 4K technology, leading many consumers to add a 4K television to their system.
All of this technology can be a drain on your home’s electricity, especially with the constant updates needed. So, in the spirit of giving, here are some top tips for optimizing your video game console’s energy efficiency:
These are just a few simple steps. However, they allow gamers to still enjoy their consoles while saving energy. Remember these tips this holiday season and happy gaming!