So here's a cool thing the Xbox One can do: It automatically recognizes when it's On a machine this powerful, it's going to get hot. And used.
So unless you block the cooling vents on the machine, or sit something else that runs hot on top of the Xbox One, it should never overheat.
The Xbox One has way more vents and the power supply is even outside the system. By logic, it shouldn't get that hot. The PS4 vents are lesser.
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PS4 vs Xbox One vs Xbox One S - How Hot Do They Get??? The Intercooler definitely won't harm the Xbox One, and it's cheap - especially at Amazon. I don't have any idea what's going on with my system. Sign up for free! Forgot your username or password? I'd argue the pragmatic test is whether this question could be answered better with the expertise of super users or with the expertise of gamers. Hot xbox one sold it, bought another, took it back and got another.