How Many Watts Does a PS5 Use?

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a powerhouse of modern gaming with incredible performance and immersive experiences. However, with great power comes significant electricity consumption. 

Understanding how many watts your PlayStation 5 uses can help you manage your energy consumption and associated costs. Learn more about the PS5’s power usage in different modes and understand what this energy consumption will cost you.

So, How Many Watts Does a PlayStation 5 Use?

The watts used by a PlayStation 5 measure the electricity it requires to operate. The PlayStation 5 is more energy-efficient than its predecessors, consuming significantly less power for media and home screen than the PS4 and PS4Pro. Let’s learn the wattages for different PlayStation 5 models in standby mode, while gaming, and while streaming.

While in Standby

In standby mode, the PS5 conserves energy while remaining connected to power and ready to wake up quickly for use. 

  • Model CFI-1216A: 4.2 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1216B: 3.3 W
  • Model CFI-1116A: 3.2 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1116B: 3.8 W
  • Model CFI-1016A: 3.7 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1016B: 3.7 W

While Gaming

Gaming mode is where the PS5 flexes its muscles, showcasing its full potential. Note that these watts are measured when playing PS5 games. Wattage may vary if other games are used, such as PS4 games.

  • Model CFI-1216A: 209.8 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1216B: 200.8 W
  • Model CFI-1116A: 199 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1116B: 208.8 W
  • Model CFI-1016A: 169.9 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1016B: 198.3 W

While Streaming

When streaming content, the PlayStation 5 operates more efficiently than when gaming, consuming less power than during intense gaming sessions. 

  • PS5 Model CFI-1216A: 56.1 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1216B: 54.6 W
  • Model CFI-1116A: 54.1 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1116B: 56.4 W
  • Model CFI-1016A: 55.6 W
  • Digital Edition Model CFI-1016B: 54.5 W

How to Power Your Playstation 5’s Wattage Requirements

Considering these different wattages, you can easily run your PlayStation 5 using EcoFlow Portable Power Stations, such as EcoFlow RIVER 2 Series Portable Power Stations. These can be used anywhere with stored power from AC outlets, solar panels, and more. The EcoFlow RIVER 2 Pro provides up to 800W AC output, offering more than enough power to play even the most demanding games. 

If you prefer a power station that you can use in other settings, such as running backup power in a blackout for an average house, a more powerful option from the EcoFlow DELTA Series Portable Power Stations may suit you better. For example, the EcoFlow DELTA 2 has enough energy to keep essential appliances running for hours. 

How Much Does It Cost to Run a PS5?

Calculating the cost to run your Playstation 5 involves considering the amount of electricity it consumes and your electricity rate.

First, determine your usage. Let’s assume you use your PlayStation 5 Model CFI-1216A for 2 hours of gaming, 2 hours of streaming, and 20 hours on standby daily.

Calculate Daily Power Consumption

  • Gaming: 2 hours x 209.8 W = 419.6 Wh
  • Streaming: 2 hours x 56.1 W = 112.2 Wh
  • Standby: 20 hours x 4.2 W = 84 Wh
  • Total Daily Consumption: 419.6 Wh + 112.2 Wh + 84 Wh = 615.8 Wh (or 0.6158 kWh)

Calculate the Cost

If your electricity rate is $0.15 per kWh,

  • Daily Cost: 0.6158 kWh) kWh x $0.15= approximately $0.09 per day

This example gives you a rough idea of the daily cost to run your PS5 based on your usage pattern and local electricity rates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the PS5 Power Efficient?

The PS5 is relatively power-efficient, considering its advanced hardware and capabilities. Sony designed the PS5 to offer high performance while effectively managing power consumption, whether gaming, streaming, or standby. However, its efficiency varies depending on how you use it.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, knowing how many watts your PS5 uses in different modes can help you optimize your setup and costs.

If you want to make your gaming setup more energy-efficient, consider exploring EcoFlow’s RIVER 2 Series Portable Power Stations to help you manage and reduce your electricity consumption.

EcoFlow is a portable power and renewable energy solutions company. Since its founding in 2017, EcoFlow has provided peace-of-mind power to customers in over 85 markets through its DELTA and RIVER product lines of portable power stations and eco-friendly accessories.


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