Nintendo scores 0/10 from Greenpeace

earthNow here’s something you don’t usually find in your game review magazines or gaming websites–Greenpeace ratings of game console manufacturers.

Greenpeace, the environmental activist organization, gave scores to the Big 3 (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) and other electronics firms based upon how "green" each company was. 

The scores were based on criteria such as how electronics companies clean up their toxic wastes from manufacturing processes, how they take back and recycle products after they become obsolete, how quickly they are phasing out PVC plastics and their plans for restricting toxic chemicals from their products

So how did they all fare? Sony received the top bragging rights for pulling in a respectable 7.3/10 for being environmentally friendly to Mother Earth. Microsoft didn’t do as well and literally flunked with a 2.7/10.

But Nintendo came in with a flying summer school admission grade of 0/10. Yes, that’s right. Nintendo didn’t score a single point.

Nintendo has been literally flogging the competition with their monster sales of DS and Wii game machines, but it’s ironic that they have come in dead last regarding their manufacturing processes as it relates to keeping the environment clean.

Will tree huggers shun Nintendo products after the release of this report from Greenpeace? Certainly, some will. For everyone else who is even mildly concerned with preserving the Earth, it takes a little shine off of the Nintendo image.

[via greenpeace]


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