Neoseeker : News : Nintendo engineers aim for power & power efficiency with Wii U design
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THM Oct 11, 12
Energy bills are sky-rocketing in Australia, Nintendo should consider this and I personally like 'total power off' then stupid standby mode with (0.3-5 watts).

The whole console should consume less power overall, otherwise......
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LZ Schneider Oct 11, 12
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Energy bills are sky-rocketing in Australia, Nintendo should consider this and I personally like 'total power off' then stupid standby mode with (0.3-5 watts).

The whole console should consume less power overall, otherwise......
You are so, sooo right. I never understood that "feature" when the last gen of consoles hit the shelves. I remember specifically the PS2 and the Gamecube never completely turning off, instead resting in a sleep mode. Do you know why consoles do this? .__.
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pipripx Oct 11, 12
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quote THM
Energy bills are sky-rocketing in Australia, Nintendo should consider this and I personally like 'total power off' then stupid standby mode with (0.3-5 watts).

The whole console should consume less power overall, otherwise......
You are so, sooo right. I never understood that "feature" when the last gen of consoles hit the shelves. I remember specifically the PS2 and the Gamecube never completely turning off, instead resting in a sleep mode. Do you know why consoles do this? .__.
far as i know ps3 dont turn off wii do not not sure about xbox never been around one....but i did own a gamecube...i owned 5....they all turned off completely....you may have had a defective one
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DedValve Oct 11, 12
Old xbox's turned completely off. Not sure if the new Xbox s does but I would imagine so. I never knew Gamecubes never turned off but when I had the PS2 and the Wii it really grated me that those damned things would stay "connected" all day, every day. I remember as a kid constantly shutting down the console, there is absolutely no reason to keep it on standby, never booted up faster on standby or powered down so I saw no point and no reason to constantly be connected to the internet when you can just update everything once you are actually using the console.

Waste of energy.
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Socialist Gamer Oct 11, 12
Those capitalist compains don't understand the 'needs' of gamers in terms energy efficiency...if Wii U doesn't turn itself off completely, I'll use the power board with 'total power off' button, I used if for my 3D LED TV which doesn't turn and stay on stand-by, but with the powerboard you'll save money for energy bills..

Stupid capitalists, they lack analyticl thinking for energy efficient society...
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LZ Schneider Oct 11, 12
Oh, my bad guys I didn't mean to say "Gamecube", I meant my Wii. My Wii always would go to standby. I mean... surely there's no financial gain for anyone in the game industry for consoles that lack a power off button.
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Zombie_Barioth Oct 12, 12
The original phat PS2s had a power switch on the back (lol at them calling it a "master switch") so they could be shut down all the way, it was just the slims than went into standby as far as I know.

Never understood why they needed to stay in standby myself since they don't do anything that would require it. I can understand devices people use through out the day like handhelds or computers but not something that'll just get used for a couple long sessions. My guess is its a case of companies assuming if you can afford expensive electronics you can afford the electricity they sip during standby.
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bbb7002004 Oct 12, 12
I think the initial idea with the Wii and what Nintendo is trying again with the Wii U was the whole WiiConnect24 thing that never got off the ground. If its on and in standby all the time you can receive messages and game updates anytime, so it sort of acts as an info hub when your not playing. That never amounted to anything on Wii, it will be interesting to see if Wii U and its Miiverse can take the idea to the next level and do something interesting with it, kind of like how Streetpass/spotpass on 3DS took ideas from several games on DS and ran with them.
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MrGrimm Oct 12, 12
The old boxy PS2 had a power switch on the back that you could flip to turn it off completely. The slim model never turned off though. I have it sitting unplugged instead.
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Couttsy Oct 14, 12
I have to agree, I live in Australia as well.

power bills are just getting way out of control, i would rather get the mail, messages, notifications, updates, etc when I turn on the console
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Zombie_Barioth Oct 14, 12
The problem with WiiConnect24 was though a good idea it was really just making up for the lack of user accounts. With PS3 and Xbox messages get sent to your account not the console itself but the Wii needed to stay on to receive them.

What companies need to understand is its not a matter of (just) going green but of reducing bills. Bills are one of the biggest expenses around and the more you can reduce them the better. When moneys tight you don't hear people don't go "omg, no more StarBucks!" you hear "omg, bills!".
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