How Many Watts of Electricity does a Playstation 3 (PS3) use?

Real power-use measurements from a playstation 3 (ps3).

How Much Power does a Playstation 3 (PS3) use

Playstation 3 (PS3): 70 Watts


  • A playstation has electronics within. The PS3 has computer circuitry, a disk drive, a fan and a spinning hard drive.
  • Uses 70 watts, but has a true off mode where it uses an undetectable amount of energy.

Power Use

  • Watts: 70
  • Kilowatts: 0.07 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 1 hundredths of one cent (0.01 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 84 hundredths of one cent (1¢)
  • cost per day: 7¢
  • cost per month: $1.28

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.