Cerny: PS4 Power Consumption Is Less, So No Overheating
In the past, new video game hardware could have annoying issues with overheating.
But we shouldn't have to worry about that when the PlayStation 4 is sitting in our entertainment centers. We hope, anyway.
That's because lead system architect Mark Cerny told Gamereactor Spain that the PS4 should be just fine, 'cuz the designers knew what they were doing.
The question came when Cerny was asked if the PS4 could handle the wicked heat of this year's record-breaking Spanish summer. He replied as follows:
"I think it will be fine. They know how to design the console so it doesn't overheat. If you notice that PlayStation 4 is smaller, it's because power consumption is less; simple as that."
The PS4 is smaller than...what? Well, whatever, so long as the thing doesn't overheat. Cerny has been talking an awful lot about Sony's new machine, and we're likin' what we hear. The PS4 is a very capable and seemingly very efficient console; if it's reliable as well, we've got a hardware trifecta that should lead to strong sales early on. ...that all being said, I'd still recommend picking up an extra warranty, just in case.
7/12/2013 9:37:47 PM Ben Dutka