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Quick list of energy usage of video-game systems (using manufacturer provided ratings)

@neauoire oh shit I didn't notice that little "x10" at the bottom uhh wow

@neauoire but yeah the backlight of the SP is what kills it.

@neauoire Well to be fair most of those are handheld systems. I think the small jump in power consumption between the first gameboys (no backlight) and the SP (with backlight) is funny also.

@neauoire I just replaced the screen of my NGPC with a baklit one and I was amazed when the two batteries were depleted after 15 hours of "Card Fighter".

The PS5 and Xbox X Series will be terrible at power consumption.

@neauoire @ZikZak I recently compared PS4 power usage to a Switch and was NOT impressed by the PS4 in that regard.

@neauoire game gear needs to include the energy cost of batteries

@floatvoid @neauoire I cringe thinking about how many AAA batteries I chewed through as a kid with my gameboy pocket.

@neauoire The GBA SP is such a perfect system. 🤩

@grey very much appreciated my friends SP, though my adult sized hands turn into lumps of carpel tunnel holding one.

@peregrine Yeah, a slightly larger firm factor would be welcome.

@grey there are several emulation hand helds coming out of china these days that look promising.

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Neo Geo pocket, really? The system was ahead of its time in so many ways

@neauoire Nice chart! I got a Switch Lite recently and I was checking the power usage. It's supposed to max at 7.25W with a demanding game and full brightness, less than 3W with a less demanding game and lower brightness. I think that's super impressive given what it can run and that it's a current gen console.

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