With rumours that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is running hot to the touch, Xbox general manager Aaron Greenberg has come out the explain how hot the console actually gets. 

In response to a fan on Twitter, Greenberg explained that the heat coming from the next-gen Xbox console isn’t much hotter than the heat dissipation of the Xbox One X. While the Xbox One X does blast warm air from the back, it’s not a console that’s scolding to touch.

“The console will output system heat out of the exhaust, just as any other console will. Our engineering team confirmed the heat leaving the console is not significantly different than Xbox One X. This matches my experience at home quiet, fast & impressive power for the size,” Greenberg wrote.

As for the competitor to Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Sony’s recent PS5 teardown video revealed that more than enough time has gone into planning the next-gen console’s cooling solution.

While a much bigger machine than Microsoft’s machine, Sony’s PlayStation 5 features a massive fan and even liquid metal cooling for its SoC. Now that’s hardcore.