In a society in which energy consumption continues to rise, as does our ecological impact on the planet, particularly due to the growing number of electrical / electronic devices with more or less high consumption, the problem of limiting the environmental impact of business is increasingly of Companies around the world taken seriously. With console manufacturers (Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo) the goal is already to limit that Power consumption of their machines. Yes but nowa report recently published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit environmental organization, is throwing a rock in the pond for the first two, including Redmond.
The latter points to the high power consumption of new generation consoles. According to the organization, the two machines consume 160 to over 200 watts when used
The organization also adds a nuance to its report through some clarifications. According to her, Machines would be particularly energy-intensive if their performance was stressed, especially with next generation games. On the contrary, if they were used to play previous generation titles, their power consumption would be much less. So in the case of the Xbox Series S, they don’t have the same level of performance as their big sister (which means it can display 1440p at 60 frames per second instead of the Xbox Series X’s 4K 60 fps) so it can still play the same games as at all next-generation consoles, but with lower consumption. And in addition, One of the most energy-intensive activities on consoles is video streaming services.
In order to Sony and Microsoft Facts that NRDC suggests that they “prepare a public report on the energy consumption of game consoles that will hopefully lead to future energy and carbon savings” and encourages them to further improve the decommissioning methods of automatic voltage and standby machines and find a way to reduce the consumption of machines when they are used for video streaming.