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The Cost Of Gaming at Home
In recent years gaming has become such a mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and music industries combined!Considering the price of ... consoles, games and other accessories, it’s easy to forget about the actual running costs, which to an avid gamer can add up to a significant amount. They will still require electricity, and if there’s one thing that many homeowners try to avoid at all costs, it’s needlessly running up the electric bill. However you might be surprised to learn just how economical gaming from home can be.Most gamers will only play for between 1 and 2 hours per day, which will (depending on the system) actually use up less electricity than powering a single lightbulb for a day! The Nintendo Wii, even uses less electricity than a lightbulb to run full-stop, requiring only 18 watts of power (compared to a PS3′s 200 and an XBOX 360′s 187).The infographic below reveals (in a pleasingly retro 8-bit style) exactly how much it costs in pennies to run some of the most popular games consoles of all time, as well as next generation monsters such as the PS4 and XBOX ONE.
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