The Nintendo Switch is now more eco-friendly, here’s how

When presenting its financial results to its investors, Nintendo detailed the measures taken to reduce the energy footprint of manufacturing and shipping the Nintendo Switch.

Credits: Nintendo

This Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Nintendo presented its financial results for the first half of 2022 to its investors. Although it has been confirmed that the price of the Nintendo Switch will not increase immediately, the Japanese company has indicated that it remains attentive to the evolution of the global economic situation. In other words, the prices of the Switch, the Switch Lite and the Switch OLED could well go up.

No wonder, however, since its main competitors have already announced price increases for their consoles. This is the case of Sony, which has increased the price of the PS5 all over the world (550 € against 500 € for a classic PS5 in France) while Microsoft has confirmed that the prices of its services and products stamped Xbox will go climb from 2023.

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Credits: Nintendo

Nintendo wants to reduce the energy footprint of the Switch

But that’s not all, since the Japanese firm also took advantage of this conference call to detail the various measures taken to reduce the energy footprint of manufacturing and shipping the Nintendo Switch.

In particular, we learn that BigN made sure to reduce the power consumption of the console with the model currently on sale. While the version initially launched in 2017 showed a consumption of 12 W once docked, the current model consumes only 7 W. The Switch OLED does even better in this area, with a consumption of 6 W. A reduction of 50% compared to the very first Switch.

Otherwise, Nintendo said it has taken steps to reduce CO2 emissions during the manufacture and transport of Switch units. This is particularly through reduction in the size of console packaging. The manufacturer has redesigned the packaging of the Switch OLED to reduce its volume by 18%. “This has reduced the use of paper and other packaging materials and improved transportation efficiency per unit,” explains BigN. In addition, the company specifies that it will begin to replace the current packaging of the classic Switch with that of the smaller OLED Switch by the end of 2022.

Source : Eurogamer

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