Chronic PlayStation 5 and Xbox series: ecological consoles?
What is the environmental footprint of playing video games? A question that has been revived by the NRDC, a non-governmental organization specializing in environmental protection. SuriPlay returns to this news in the first newspaper of the day.
The icons of the ninth generation of consoles, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox series, were released in France in mid-November. For over two months, players and editors around the world were able to test the next-generation innovations: We can see a controller that makes the gaming experience on the Sony side with DualSense even more intense, while Xbox has bet on new gaming comfort with the Quick resume. But are these new machines really better in every way?
A ninth generati on that is more polluting?
For example, what about the ecological aspect of the next generation? SuriPlay states that the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), an American NGO dedicated to protecting the environment, has shown an interest in it. In a report published yesterday
This also shows that the NRDC was interested in the standby consumption of the PS5 and Xbox series. In this regard, the ninth generation is better than the previous one as it uses less than one watt. However, the NRDC warns against using these consoles: Your carbon footprint will skyrocket when streaming services like Netflix or Prime Video are used. The NGO recommends the use of suitable devices such as Google Chromecast or Apple TV.
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By Chat Mhg, Writing from igamesnews.com