This is why there is an increasing call to focus more on renewable sources of energy, and both Sony and Microsoft are pledging to do their part. As part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance during the UN Climate Summit, both Microsoft and Sony have announced that they will be taking steps to ensure that their consoles will be more environmentally friendly.
From Microsoft’s end, the company will be launching a pilot program that will create 825,000 carbon neutral Xbox consoles. According to Microsoft, “These are the first gaming consoles to be carbon neutral. While just a pilot, we’re already looking at what we can do to further reduce and neutralize carbon across devices in the future.”