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Energy-intensive gaming

New owners of the Playstation 3 released in the UK today, might be forgiven for overlooking the impact of their new purchase on the planet amid all the excitement. But the PS3 saps power, consuming 380W, more than double its closest rival, Xbox 360, which runs at 160W, and over EIGHT TIMES more than its predecessor, the PS2, which runs at 45W.
Isn't it time consumers of gadgets and gizmos such as these were given accurate data on the label about their energy efficiency, in the same way that we can for white goods such as fridges and dishwashers?