I really, really like the PS4's standby mode. I started the download for both Resogun and Black Light and then I put the PS4 into standby mode and went to bed. When I woke up this morning and turned it back on, not only were both games downloaded, but they were installed and on top of that an update for Killzone also downloaded and installed. Now that's awesome!
Best Answer Ajapi , 16 November 2013 - 19:32
Powered down electronics use about 1W of power. This standby mode is 70 times that. Surely there's some middle ground there, considering, as I mentioned, every other electronic device is capable of it.
I mean, you wouldn't be very happy if your phone required 70% of full power to get background updates, would you?
The 70w standby power draw was an Ars Technica publishing error that has since been corrected. If you look at the current version of their hardware review (source) you will notice that standby mode draws 10w. The 70w figure only applies for a standby console while it's downloading/installing games and updates.
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