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. p>
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:
@ XboxPL spotkała mnie niemiła niespodzianka zaraz po uruchomieniu nowego sprzętu… ????. Interfejs byl jedynie w Menu, po minucie / dwóch użytkowania pojawił się zaledwie kłębek dymu… Czy w tej sytuacji mogę liczyć na wymianę sprzętu? Z góry dzięki za pomoc! pic.twitter.com/E4A4UzU132
– Arek Adamowicz (@Arek_Adamowicz) November 11, 2020
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.
how to get your Xbox Series X to blow up:
1) buy a vape
2) blow vape into bottom of Xbox
3) feel proud of the smoke you created
4) post to Twitter and profit
video via @XboxStudio ????pic.twitter.com / RxLI62uxmg
– Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 11, 2020
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 VG247.com , 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!