Jim Ryan, Sony præsident og administrerende direktør, annoncerede i et indlæg på PlayStation Blog, at PS5 har en gameplay-suspension-funktion, der bruger mindre energi end PS4 – og selvsamme Ryan, der vurderer, at PS5's forbrug kan opnås på 0,5 watt.
"The next-generation PlayStation console will include the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than PS4," Ryan wrote in the blog. "If just one million users enable this feature, it would save equivalent to the average electricity use of 1,000 US homes."
Dette er en del af et bæredygtighedskoncept fra Sony, der ser sig selv sammen med andre i samme kategori i gamingindustrien. "make formal commitments to contribute to the efforts of the UN Environment committee through a new partnership, the Playing for the Planet alliance"
"Our commitments are not only related to hardware and operations, we are also keen to help inform people interested in sustainability goals," Ryan writes. "We have committed to working with the industry and climate experts to develop reference information for use by game developers that wish to include sustainability themes in games. In addition, we will investigate potential PS VR applications that can raise awareness of climate issues and climate experts."