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Which is the greenest game console? Now "Wii" know the answer!

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently tested three of the most popular video game consoles to see which uses the least energy while in active mode.  

The contenders?  Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Xbox 360.  

The winner?  Wii.  By a landslide.

EPRI tested each system for one hour playing Madden 2011. Here's how much each system used, on average:

- Nintendo Wii -- 13.7 watts

- Sony PlayStation 3 -- 84.8 watts

- Microsoft Xbox 360 -- 87.9 watts

The newer models are more energy efficient than the previous.   The 2006 Nintendo Wii used an average of 16.4 watts, the 2007 Sony PlayStation 3 used about 150.1 watts, and the 2007 Microsoft Xbox 360 used an average of 118.8 watts.

My husband is forever begging me to play Wii baseball with him, but I guess the power usage of the Wii isn't good enough reason to decline anymore.  Batter up?