The PlayStation 5 is aiming to not replicate one of the PS4’s biggest issues. For those in the know, the PS4 is notoriously loud, and this more often than not is because it’s overheating. The PS4 not only lacks a good cooling system, it’s very easy for dust to collect inside it and rapidly speed up the heating process. When, the console gets hot, the fan kicks in, and when it really gets hot, the fan really kicks in. If this process happens too often, it can start to damage the console, but thankfully it sounds like this won’t be an issue with the PS5.
According to a new report, many of the PS5’s components have already been locked down, including the cooling system, which will cost a few pounds per unit, and while this may not sound expensive, for a cooling unit, it is. Usually, you’d expect a fraction of that to be spent on a cooling system, so the fact that Sony is splashing a few pounds on a fancy cooling system is pretty noteworthy.
In short, heat dissipation shouldn’t be an issue like it has been for the PS4. Of course, whether this will actually be the case once you’re playing a game that needs high rendering power will be tested when the console is out.
The PlayStation 5 is set to release sometime this Christmas. At the moment, there is no official release date.