Latest reports show that gamers around the world spend roughly 8.5 hours per week playing video games while Indian players spend a bit more than that. However, not many gamers bother to clean their gaming consoles even after years of using them.

Your gaming consoles are 3 times dirtier than toilet seats

According to research on the cleanliness of game consoles from Betway casino, gaming consoles have 3 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and also contain mould and yeast.

Betway Research On Clealiness Of Game Consoles
Betway casino analyzed the number of bacteria on each device of the game console.

To be specific, a sample taken from PlayStations showed 72.5 colony-forming bacteria units, which is 2.4 times higher than a swab from the toilet seat. However, that’s not the dirtiest place as researchers found that the mouse in PC is where picks up the most bacteria. On average, a swab from a median mouse shows 247.5 colony-forming units, nearly the same as on a kitchen’s surface.

That is to say, you should pay more attention to your gaming system and clean it regularly. Here’s how to do it!

Xbox Controller Cleaning
Clean your gaming consoles externally with a microfibre cloth.

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How to clean your gaming consoles

Please follow these simple steps to clean your game consoles properly. Make sure you stick it these strictly to avoid any damage to the system.

  • Unplug your game console
  • Use a cloth and a small amount of bleach-free and plastic-friendly solution to wipe carefully around the keyboard, the mouse and the controllers.
  • Use a dry cloth to wipe out dust on the console. Do not use any cleaning solution on the console as it might damage the internal system of device.
  • Wipe the dust beneath your game console as well.
How To Clean Your Gaming Consoles
There are many products specifically designed to clean your keyboard.

You can also buy a cleaning kit for PC that includes a cleaning solution, a microfiber cloth and a mini-broom for your keyboard.

Hope our guide on How to clean your gaming consoles is useful to you. Do come back to for more interesting news and reviews!

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