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Greenpeace: “Wii” Disapprove of Nintendo

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Greenpeace’s latest installment in its "guide to greener electronics" rated Nintendo dead last of the three big video game console manufacturers. In fact, on the scale of 1 - 10, Greenpeace gave Nintendo a 0.

"Nintendo completely fails to show any environmental credentials," writes the agency in its report. Microsoft did "a little better," it wrote, giving the software giant a score of 2.7. Sony was far above both of its gaming competitors. Moreover, of the 18 consumer electronics companies highlighted in the report, it was in the top 20 percent, scoring a 7.3.

Sony Ericsson, the mobile phone company in which Sony has a major stake, scored 7.7. That put it in a tie with Samsung as the highest-scoring corporation on the list.

This is the sixth time Greenpeace has provided an electronics report, and the first time that it gave a company a zero score.

Toshiba, LG, Fujitsu, Dell, and Lenovo were all other companies that score a 7.0 or above, which Greenpeace considers to be significantly "green". In descending order, the rest of the companies in the report were HP, Nokia, Apple, Acer, Motorola, Panasonic, Sharp, and Philips. Philips scored a 2.0.

  • How the hell does Greenpeace even begin to rate a specific product? Maybe they feel since the new trend is "Green" that people will adjust their spending habits based on what ever they publish... If the products will offer me some benefit and i see that Greenpeace rates it a "0", well hell I'm going to buy it!
  • demonhorde665
    what exactly are they rating this based off of ??. power usuage ? radio wave out put fromthe system's electronics ?? what exactly are they saying makes this system "not green" ask methis is rather f-ing stupid , as any console can more than match a "green" desktrop PC at being "green" so what warrents this 0 ratting on the wii ? i eman seriously only pdc that is greener than a console is a laptop yet these guys arn't ahnding out zero rating to pc manufactures ?