How Much Power Does the Xbox One and Series X|S Consume

Microsoft’s Xbox lineup of gaming consoles has always been a huge hit amongst its fans. Of course, everyone gets themselves an Xbox to play their favorite video games either as a single player or to have fun with their friends who may or may not be staying around the globe. While all of that is perfect, there are a decent number of people who not only care about the games but also care about how much power their Xbox gaming console consumes.

Suppose you are someone who is concerned about the power consumption of your Xbox and wants to ensure that there is no overconsumption in electricity usage as well as no surprise amounts in your electricity bills. In that case, you have come to the right place.

There are many reasons why people would want to know how much power an Xbox is consuming. For example, they might want to hook their Xbox to an inverter and it is always good to get the right inverter that will be able to handle it. Or, if you plan to go camping and want to play games on your Xbox console, it would always be good to see if your portable and outdoor battery power backup can handle how much power the Xbox console is drawing.

Power Consumption – How Much Does The Xbox Consume?

Power Consumption of Microsoft Xbox One

Microsoft released the Xbox One in November 2013. The console as of now is 10 years old and is still usable thanks to a large number of games still supporting the older generation. Now, let’s take a look at how much power the Xbox One from 2013 consumes when it is in different modes or doing various tasks.

  • Shut Down Energy Saving Mode: 0.5 W
  • Sleep Mode: 11 W
  • Navigation Mode: 27 W
  • DVD Playback: 33 W
  • Blu-Ray Playback: 39 W
  • Streaming HD: 33 W
  • Streaming in UHD: 36 W
  • Active Gameplay: 62 W

The Xbox One has a maximum power rating of 245 Watts. Now if you are playing a simple single-player game, the Xbox One will not draw in much power. However, if you’re playing an open-world multiplayer online game on your Xbox One console, you can expect the console to draw over 100 watts of power. This can vary from game to game.

Power Consumption of Microsoft Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S was released to the general public in 2020. This console was released alongside the Xbox Series X.

  • Shut Down Energy Saving Mode: 0.4 W
  • Sleep Mode: 10 W
  • Navigation Mode: 28 W
  • DVD Playback: Not available
  • Blu-Ray Playback: Not available W
  • Streaming HD: 28 W
  • Streaming in UHD: 31 W
  • Active Gameplay: 74 W

Since the Xbox Series S has no disc drive, it does have a lower power consumption when compared to the Xbox Series X.

Power Consumption of Microsoft Xbox Series X

Just like the Series S, the Xbox Series X was released in 2020. This was done to ensure that gamers would be able to get their favorite Xbxo console at a price point that was quite reasonable to them.

  • Shut Down Energy Saving Mode: 0.5 W
  • Sleep Mode: 13 W
  • Navigation Mode: 48 W
  • DVD Playback: 48 W
  • Blu-Ray Playback: 50 W
  • Streaming HD: 47 W
  • Streaming in UHD: 48 W
  • Active Gameplay: 153 W

Microsoft has always ensured that its devices and even Windows-powered devices do not use too much power when doing or performing basic tasks. Microsoft has also baked a sensible lower power usage for its sleep and shutdown modes. We have mentioned the steps that you can follow to enable these on your specific Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S consoles.

How to Enable Shutdown Energy Saving Mode For Xbox

Microsoft has stated that this new energy-saving shutdown mode on its Xbox consoles is quite useful and has a lower carbon footprint in terms of power consumption. Here is what Microsoft has stated about using the Shutdown Energy Feature.

  • Lowest power consumption by the consoles
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easily able to automatically update apps, games, and device updates.
  • The system takes 45 seconds to power up from the Shutdown energy mode.

Now that you know why and what the Shutdown Option Energy Saving mode does for your Xbox, you can follow these steps to enable the feature.       

  1. Press the Xbox button on your gaming console.
  2. Now, navigate and select the Profile and System option.
  3. Choose System, followed by General, and finally Power Options.
  4. Make sure to select the option that says Shutdown (Energy Saving).

Enable Sleep Mode on Your Xbox Consoles     

When your Xbox console is in sleep mode, the device uses very little power to keep the basic things running such as the ability to have a remote wake and fast boot as well as keep the device updated at all times as and when a new update has been released for the console. If you plan to enable sleep mode on your Xbox console, you can follow these steps.

  1. Launch the guide on your Xbox by pressing the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Select the Profile and System options and choose the Settings menu.
  3. Select General followed by Power Options.   
  4. Finally, choose the Sleep option.

Once your device sleeps you can choose to wake your console up by using your voice commands. Or even your smartphone to wake the Xbox console remotely.

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how much power an Xbxo consumes. With electricity costs quite low per unit and the fact that modern devices use less power and will adjust according to the task it’s given itself shows that you won’t be spending too much money on your electricity bills.

If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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