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How many hours do you use your consoles each week?

40+ hours 7 33.33%
 
30-40 hours 3 14.29%
 
20-30 hours 2 9.52%
 
10-20 hours 9 42.86%
 
Total:21

Right now I'm online but with the lights off. I don't usually do so later in the evening because it'd damage my eyesight.



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sales2099 said:
Lol it’s not. I’d worry more about limiting the worst offenders (India and China)


Really? If whole the world was so abusive against our planet like Canadians are we would all be living on ships =p


I don't get that attitude of blame other countries especially countries like India were 90% not even used an airplane in their life.




Rankings by per capita emissions /CO2 emissions (per capita)

1 Saudi Arabia 16.3T
2 Australia 16.2T
3 United States 15.0T
4 Canada 14.9T
5 South Korea 11.6T
6 Russian Federation 9.9T
7 Japan 9.0T
8 Germany 8.9T
9 Poland 7.7T
10 South Africa 7.4T
11 Islamic Republic of Iran 7.1T
12 China 6.4T
13 United Kingdom 5.6T
14 Italy 5.4T
15 France 4.5T
16 Turkey 4.2T
17 Mexico 3.6T
18 Brazil 2.0T
19 Indonesia 1.7T
20 India 1.6T



Anyway I guess buying digital helps a lot. 






Staying at home gaming is much better for the environment than driving around to get entertainment elsewhere (or driving around as a form of entertainment).



Conina said:
Staying at home gaming is much better for the environment than driving around to get entertainment elsewhere (or driving around as a form of entertainment).

I drive around at home for entertainment :) (GT Sport)

Gaming is also better for the environment than watching tv. I bet a lot more snacks are consumed while watching tv than when you have your hands full playing a game!



Largely ignored in that video, gotta love Nintendo for saving the world.

Console Consumption Watts
Nintendo Switch 10-18
PS4 Pro 75-160
PS4 Slim 55-110
PS4 90-150
Xbox One X 65-180
Xbox One S 35-90
Xbox One 70-120
Wii U 35
PS3 Slim 85
PS3 Original 190
Xbox 360 S 90
Xbox 360 Original 180
Wii 40

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Nintendo Switch also doesn't need a tv! Mobile gaming for the win, phones use even less! (But pollute a lot more with yearly updates)

Gaming laptops use less than consoles as well without requiring an extra screen.



Nope it isn't, next.
Unless you change the title to "does games have environmental effects?" Because it is very far from ruining it.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

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TomaTito said:

Largely ignored in that video, gotta love Nintendo for saving the world.

Console Consumption Watts
Nintendo Switch 10-18
PS4 Pro 75-160
PS4 Slim 55-110
PS4 90-150
Xbox One X 65-180
Xbox One S 35-90
Xbox One 70-120
Wii U 35
PS3 Slim 85
PS3 Original 190
Xbox 360 S 90
Xbox 360 Original 180
Wii 40

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I thought I remembered consoles specifically not using a lot of electricity. Your old incandescent light bulbs typically use around 40-100 watts, so even an Xbox One X at peak power consumption only uses as much electricity as two or three old-style light bulbs. Even if you averaged, say, 6 hours of play time per day, that's still a very small portion of the typical household's total power consumption.



konnichiwa said:
sales2099 said:
Lol it’s not. I’d worry more about limiting the worst offenders (India and China)


Really? If whole the world was so abusive against our planet like Canadians are we would all be living on ships =p


I don't get that attitude of blame other countries especially countries like India were 90% not even used an airplane in their life.




Rankings by per capita emissions /CO2 emissions (per capita)

1 Saudi Arabia 16.3T
2 Australia 16.2T
3 United States 15.0T
4 Canada 14.9T
5 South Korea 11.6T
6 Russian Federation 9.9T
7 Japan 9.0T
8 Germany 8.9T
9 Poland 7.7T
10 South Africa 7.4T
11 Islamic Republic of Iran 7.1T
12 China 6.4T
13 United Kingdom 5.6T
14 Italy 5.4T
15 France 4.5T
16 Turkey 4.2T
17 Mexico 3.6T
18 Brazil 2.0T
19 Indonesia 1.7T
20 India 1.6T



Anyway I guess buying digital helps a lot. 

Per capita isn’t as important as total population. Motorbikes and cars and manufacturing industry is the main causes...not airplane use. And nm China and their use of coal 
. I’m saying video games in western countries are a drop in the bucket compared to the big causes. 



 

 

sales2099 said:

Per capita isn’t as important as total population.

Why? Per capita seems a lot fairer to me.