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The Xbox family of game consoles received an improved power saving mode, which now supports downloading updates for the operating system and games. Previously, users had to use idle mode to refresh in the background.
“Now system and game updates can be downloaded in power saver mode, saving even more power,” explained Dave McCarthy, Corporate VP of Operations, Xbox. “Power saving mode consumes 20 times less power than standby mode when the console is not being used or is not receiving updates.”
From now on, the power saving mode will be used by default on the Xbox, although the change will only affect those users who are setting up their game console for the first time. However, it is worth noting that the consoles must come out of power saving mode, which will be especially noticeable on the Xbox One. Users of the Xbox Series X|S consoles will hardly notice the changes.
Also, post-consumer resin (PCR) is now actively used in the production of Xbox Series S consoles. Dave McCarthy states that the mechanical components in the updated revisions are at least 28% recycled plastic.