Sony: "Greener" Than Its Competition
We've often given you many different reasons to own a PlayStation 3, but there's one convincing element we may have overlooked, and we shouldn't have, considering the current administration.
"Going green" is a big deal these days - yeah, we know you tree huggers are all over the place now - and it may interest you bleeders of the heart to know that Sony is a very "green" electronics company. It was an interesting read, and it seems that according to Greenpeace's 11th Guide to Greener Electronics, Sony has performed quite well on the "Green Scale," as seen here. As their findings show, Sony products are 50% "greener" than Nintendo's and almost 40% "greener" than Microsoft. ...how they come up with these statistics, we have no idea, but they're kinda fun to read. Apparently, the reason Microsoft continues to show up in the bad red part of the meter is because they fail "to clarify how its recycled data is calculated." We have no idea what's going on with Nintendo, but it appears as if they're the worst eco-terrorists of the console manufacturing bunch and Sony is way ahead with the PS3. We really would like to see how Greenpeace arrived at these numbers, but we have a feeling it's pretty damn complicated. Erm...maybe.
So if you're one of those people who drive Piouses (sorry, Priuses) and yell at people for having too many kids or believe in the concept of "exporting love, not guns," than the PS3 is for you. You can point to it in your entertainment center and say, "see, I'm being nicer to the environment when I play my games."
4/5/2009 John Shepard