PS5 and Xbox Series X will solve a huge console problem — here’s how

Xbox chief Phil Spencer talks cooling challenges

The design for both the Xbox Series X and PS5 has come in for a fair bit of criticism over the last few weeks, but it was always going to be a tough design challenge. The problem with pushing 4K and 60fps (your mileage may vary) is that the hardware generates an awful lot of heat, so the idea that your new console will be of PS3 Slim proportions is simply fanciful.

With that in mind, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Xbox boss Phil Spencer was quite complimentary of what the Sony team has achieved with the PS5’s design. In an interview held in the neutral ground of an Animal Crossing island, Spencer expressed some sympathies with the challenges Sony engineers face. 

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