Xbox Series X catches fire and floats balls? Not exactly

In the last few days some videos have been running on the net to show that Xbox Series X would overheat to the point of emit smoke.

The videos quickly made their way around the net in the hours of the launch of the next-gen console , in which typically you keep an eye on the main media to find out any hardware problems.

This is an example of what is shown on social media, with even a tag to Xbox Poland to further raise the level of the joke:

These “reports” were denied by a video in Spanish shared by Tom Warren, well-known face of the portal The Verge.

As explained by Warren, the trick would have been made using common electronic cigarettes.

If the case of the cloud of smoke has been exposed, it took a little longer for that of the floating ping pong ball above the Xbox Series X fan.

As we explained in our technical article, the console has a perforated surface at the top under which hides a fan that takes care of pushing the hot air outside.

A photo shown on Reddit by a user seemed to suggest that this flow of hot air was enough to prop up a ping pong ball in the air, but as noted by , the ball was actually suspended by means of a special hook.

For the moment, in short, the alarms on the heir of the Xbox One seem to have disappeared , while on PS5 a fairly worrying (and more reliable) report has already arrived on a technical problem.

If you want to be ready to reserve Xbox Series X in case of new availability, we recommend that you keep an eye on the dedicated page on Amazon. Meanwhile, you can already get your hands on the Xbox Series S!

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