Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a partnership with the United Nations called “Playing for the Planet,” an initiative to combat climate change.
In order to battle the climate crisis we’re facing right now, Sony says the next-generation PlayStation will include “the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than the PlayStation 4.” Sony estimates this can be achieved at around 0.5 watts, which if only one million users use, equates to saving the average electricity of 1000 US homes.
In a blog post over on the PlayStation Blog, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE, spoke about the initiative in detail.
“At SIE, we have made substantial commitments and efforts to reduce the power consumption of the PS4 by utilizing efficient technologies such as System-on-a-Chip architecture, die shrink, power scaling,” informs Ryan. “For context, we estimate the carbon emissions we have avoided to date already amount to almost 16 million metric tons, increasing to 29 million metric tons over the course of the next 10 years (which equals the CO2 emissions for the nation of Denmark in 2017).”
Be sure to head over to the PlayStation Blog to read more about the Playing for the Planet initiative, it’s fascinating and climate change is a serious issue we’re not taking at face value. Playing for the Planet hopes businesses will work together in order to reduce their energy output and help preserve what we currently have.