New consoles keep you warm through winter
According to a reporter from French outlet Jeux Video the Xbox Series X is very quiet, but it can also get “really hot”.
“The Series X is hot, like really hot! It doesn’t make any noise, but damn it’s hot! The console is emitting heat like crazy. It’s almost like a fireplace shaft. You can heat up your flat with it,” reads a translation of Ken Bogard’s live stream. Other reports have also commented on the quiet operation of the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Toasty: The pre-release console ran very hot even when playing backwards-compatible games or just navigating the menus. Giant Bomb's Jeff Bakkalar also commented that the console was very warm even on standby.
Idle heat: “Here’s what’s crazy… this was just plugged in in standby mode behind me and you guys, the entire thing is a little toasty,” said Bakkalar in a podcast. “… it seems like this thing might be doing something while you’re not using it, to the point where it needs to exhaust heat.” Xbox Series X launches on November 10th.