Microsoft Explains Xbox Series X Heat Issues
STORY UPDATE Oct 10, 17:00: COG’s Trevor Houston who is currently taking part in the Xbox Series X preview program confirms this is indeed the case. He says: “LOL, no it’s not fireplace hot at all! At best, it’s lukewarm at the top by the power button and cool down low by the base. I have had it on for about 6 hours today and zero overheating. It’s much cooler than my Xbox One X.”
Some gamers have been reporting excessive heat coming out of their Xbox Series X consoles since Microsoft released them to Insiders, but GM of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that this isn’t an overheating issue. The next-gen console may feel warm to the touch after prolonged gameplay sessions, but it’s no worse than the Xbox One X. The Xbox Series X/S releases on November 10th, with Game Pass Ultimate bringing its library to the next-gen console day one.
Chris Weaver recently asked Aaron Greenberg on Twitter, “Is it really running hot or is that just a case by case thing when doing backwards compatibility?”
Aaron Greenberg responded to the Tweet with: “The console will output system heat out of the exhaust, just as any other console will. Our engineering team confirmed the heat leaving the console is not significantly different than Xbox One X. This matches my experience at home quiet, fast & impressive power for the size.” Aaron Greenberg was quick to squash the overheating rumors about the Xbox Series X and we’re glad the next-gen console isn’t overheating.
While some gamers have encountered warm exhaust from their Xbox Series X consoles, so far nobody has reported an overheated console. Some people may have been concerned by the heating issues due to Microsoft’s history with heating issues on the Xbox 360, but these concerns are unfounded according to Aaron Greenberg.
The Xbox Series consoles may feel warm to the touch when you’re playing them, but the engineers at Microsoft have designed the consoles for that heat to be dissipated out of the console, leaving the internals cooler. Are you concerned about the heat coming out of an Xbox Series X or will that not affect your entertainment setup? Let us know in the comments below!