There have been cases where PS5 demo units located inside physical stores have reportedly been heating up. This thing has really got PlayStation fans worried. The stores like Gamestop, Target, Best Buy, etc. have kept PS5 units up for display and weird enough there is a message displayed on screens –
“Your PS5 is too hot, Turn off your PS5, and wait until the temperature goes down.”
The message clearly says that the PS5 has reached a very high temperature and needs to cool down before using it. But, should the users be worried?
No, the users need not be worried about PS5 heating.
The PS5 demo units are situated behind the TV with an enclosed uplifting compartment.
There was already less airflow but the heat generated by the TV was also the problem – as PS5 was sitting just behind it. This ultimately heated the PS5. Even though the stores had included fans inside these compartments. These fans were not at all suitable for this large console.
The stores thought that the given airflow would be enough for this huge console but it wasn’t.
Additionally, there was a Playstation 5 up for display beside the TV. But, this particular one was enclosed in a transparent compartment.
But, we ask why would they put a console behind the TV, without any sufficient airflow? It is a bit confusing, as stores thought it would be a good idea to avoid multiple users touching the console with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Also, to note that the dualsense controller was not made handy to people again due to COVID-19. So, PS5 was never shut off.
Sony has always said that the reason for Playstation 5 to be a lot bigger is for better cooling. It has included a bigger and better fan for cooling. The review embargo for PS5 has just been lifted and many media outlets have compared PS5 heating to Xbox Series X and have spotted that PS5 runs cooler than Xbox Series X.
Here’s what the users had to say about PS5 Heating –
Amusingly, the visible PS5 at the front isn’t in use. The actual console is behind the TV (the TV lifts up to reveal it).
It’s honestly baffling they did it this way as the combined heat of the console and ack of the TV was obviously gonna cause this. pic.twitter.com/Ty9hyWffcu
— David McGreavy (@DominusNoctis) November 6, 2020