How loud is your Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii? A decibel comparison shows how much noise the consoles really make

30 November 2007
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Microsoft Xbox 360Have you always been curious how much noise your console is really making, or which of the three consoles is the loudest or quietest? A Finnish magazine has made a comparison of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii consoles, and showed how loud the systems are depending on what they are doing.

Overview ordered from quiet to loud decibels by system:

32,3dB — Playing games
22,9dB — Doing nothing

Sony PlayStation 3PlayStation 3:
28,7dB — Blu-Ray-movie
35,8dB — DVD-movie
35,8dB — Playing games
23,5dB — Doing nothing

Xbox 360:
38,1dB — HD-DVD -movie
35,7dB — DVD-movie
44dB — Playing games
36,0dB — Doing nothing

Thanks to Suomi for writing down the numbers.


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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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