Xbox Series X Isn’t Much Hotter Than Xbox One X, Exec Says

Though we’ve heard early Xbox Series X previewers say the console was giving off a tremendous amount of heat through its top vents–and making the expansion card on the back hot to the touch–Microsoft has denied it runs any warmer than the Xbox One X.

Responding to a question on Twitter, Xbox games marketing GM Aaron Greenberg said that the temperature isn’t “significantly different” for the Xbox Series X’s exhaust compared to the Xbox One X. He added that he hasn’t experienced significant heat with the console he has at home, either.

Though Jeff Bakalar of GameSpot’s sister site CNET said on the Giant Beastcast that it was “toasty,” he clarified that he did not actually burn himself touching it.

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