There have been a couple reports about PS4 demo units overheating under stress, but this time we get something on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Two new videos surfaced from the Gamer’s Day 2013 event held in the capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh (courtesy of YouTube users Izhan Shafiq and gamesNpump) and they show PS4 demo units in action, including a few glimpses on their UI, some bonus Driveclub footage and more.
What’s more relevant is that the videos show the cameraman repeatedly touching the surface of one of the console to check its temperature, and it’s mentioned in both (and in the description of the first) that it runs quite cool, with no overheating whatsoever despite several hours of operation (the videos mention seven hours). According to the author of the first video, the case of the console had pretty much the same temperature as the human body, while the ambient temperature was about 35-38°C (95-100F).
The convention was held in Saudi Arabia, so the environment was very hot, but apparently the PS4 didn’t break a sweat. I’m quite sure the fact that the demo units weren’t locked in badly ventilated plastic cases helped there.
It’s worth mentioning that Gamer’s Day 2013 was held before the reports on PS4 units overheating surfaced, so it’s unlikely for the videos to be just a response to that. You can check both out below.