News: Wii U is the greenest console by far

Wii U uses half of the power of other consoles.

By Kyle England. Posted 12/10/2012 20:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

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The processing power of Wii U compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has been proven to be a matter of much conflict. However, Eurogamer has conducted an analysis and determined that Wii U is irrevocably the winner out of the consoles when it comes to energy efficiency. Eurogamer reported that “In terms of performance per watt, Wii U is the clear winner, providing an equivalent graphical and gameplay experience using less than half the power consumed by the other consoles.”

Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have had issues with overheating and massive energy use, but Wii U has no such issues. Even when put up against the newer slimmed down versions of other systems, including the new PS3 Super Slim, the Wii U dominates in energy efficiency.

While playing, the Wii U consistently maintained an energy use of around 32 watts. Compare this to the Xbox 360 Slim and PS3 Super Slim, which use 67 and 66 watts respectively. The Wii U is also about 40% smaller in size than either of the consoles. This difference in energy use and efficiency is staggering.

These energy usage stats in Wii U are possible because of its compact design which concentrates heat use, and its more efficient processors. Check out the full article on Eurogamer for technical details and in-depth comparisons.

Source: Eurogamer

One Response to “News: Wii U is the greenest console by far”

  • 3 points
    Quinton McLeod says...

    Eurogamer has a reputation on bashing Nintendo products anyway. With that said, there aren’t any Wii U games that showcase the raw horse power of what the Wii U is capable of. Mostly all of Wii U’s library of games are rushed ports. To suddenly conclude that it’s as powerful as the X360 and the PS3 is silly at this point.

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