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Report: Xbox’s “instant on” feature could consume 4 billion kWh by 2025 – Ars Technica

NRDC: Default Series S/X option responsible for 3 million tons of CO2 in five years.

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The “instant on” feature that’s activated by default on new Xbox Series S/X consoles could suck up a total of 4 billion kWhthe equivalent of a year’s operation for a large power plantfrom US owners alone through 2025. That’s according to a preliminary report released this week from the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmentally focused nonprofit advocacy group.
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