It is hard work trying to tell PS3 gamers that some good has come from the PSN downtime, however we think we have found something which will slightly take the edge of all of the frustration, this is especially relevant if you do not play your PS3 for offline gaming.
Today we can congratulate you all on doing your bit of the environment, if you have played your PS3 significantly less or not at all during the downtime you will have saved thousands of watts of electricity, not only this but unless you are on a fixed price electricity tariff you will have probably saved some money to.
For those who are interested you can find out all you need to know about PlayStation 3 power consumption here, we have averaged things out and calculated that the lowest possible power for your PS3 whilst gaming is 124.5 Watts (remember it is an average), therefore every hour you miss out on you are saving roughly that many watts (I am by no means an expert on this subject matter).
You can easily and roughly calculate the amount of power you have saved by doing this simple calculation: Days x Hours x 124.5 Watts. Today (May 11) the PlayStation Network has been down for 21 days, therefore all you really need to work out is how many hours a day you would roughly play for. If you play 3 hours a day everyday you would have saved 7843.5 Watts of power (21 x 3 x 124.5).
If you think how many people have not turned on their PS3s during the outage the amount of electricity saved must be phenomenal, obviously some of you won’t care, but for those of you who do do you own calculation and work out how much power you think you have saved?