the power consumption is roughly proportionate to the physical size, no? lol more parts to power, just don't compare them to a hair dryer
A watt is a unit of power: energy/time
power x time = energy
e.g. 100 watt light bulb left on for 10 hours uses how much energy?
100 watt x 10 hours = 1000 watt hours (otherwise known as 1 kilowatt hour)
Tom was wondering about the wattage ratings for the PS3, Wii, xbox. It doesn't matter how much time you use (the power has nothing to do with that 30 minutes you mentioned in the podcast)
PS3 193 watts
xbox 183 watts
Wii 17 watts
ENERGY CONSUMPTION (for one hour of use)
PS3 193 watt hours
xbox 183 watt hours
Wii 17 watt hours
Pretty easy, but pretty easy to confuse to.
Part of the power differential may be due to the fact that the Wii controllers have their own energy supply (or is it "power" supply?); i.e. batteries. But the big differential (if those figures are accurate) would have to be the CPU right?
In any case, the power differentials of the consoles are reduced when one factors in the amount of power that the players exert playing Wii vs. sitting down and playing the PS3 =)