A PS5 exposed in a shopping center, inside a protective methacrylate box, has been captured in several images. These images would have no value if it were not for the fact that in one of them we have been able to see a warning of temperature problems, in which the console itself asks the user to turn it off and wait until the temperatures return to normal.
We might think that the image has been modified and that it is false, but the play of reflections that appear in it makes it quite complicated and gives it some credibility. Let’s think for a moment that this image is real, why would PS5 have temperature problems?
In the exploded view of the PS5, we saw that Sony had taken great care in the layout of the PS5 components, using liquid metal and a generous turbine fan. There is no reason to think that the console could have temperature problems, but in this case, it has an explanation, and that is that the console was enclosed in a very small space.
Look at the second photo, that methacrylate “cell” does not do any good to the cooling of the console, in fact the opposite happens, it favors the accumulation of hot air in a very small space and without “breathing”, which could explain those temperature problems.
In a normal location, with nothing obstructing the console’s normal airflow, the PS5 shouldn’t have any temperature issues.