No, your high energy bill isn’t due to your PS5 and Xbox being on standby

Video games are frequently blamed by large corporations for a variety of issues. As any long-term player will tell you, it’s usually violence.

Rising energy bills, on the other hand, is a brand-new phenomenon. British Gas claims that turning off ‘vampire devices’ can save you “an average of £147 per year,” or $183.

British Gas recommended customers to examine which items are left plugged in — laptops, TVs, phones, consoles, you name it – and switch them off to save money

save money, according to a BBC News report. It’s typical advice, but in light of the UK’s recent cost-of-living crisis, many are dismissing these estimates as false.