No playstation has had overheating issues every playstation to date has state of the art cooling systems and designs in place.
The problem is where people are placing their consoles e.g. People stacking consoles or components on top of each other is a no no, or people placing consoles close to walls or other warm components that's the conventional issue here.
Every manual to date has specifically stated not to place the console in any position that could obstruct the vents on the console or produce poor air flow etc.
If you're gonna keep your consoles in an entertainment unit or rack with lots of electrical gear space your stuff put the more powerful equipment towards the top etc. or get a dedicated cooling fan.
I was always under the impression that the YLOD was due to overheating ?
I just hope the drive is super quiet when you load and unload discs...that is one thing that always impressed me about the Wii, that drive was beyond quiet!
I am a little surprised by that. This is good information. I was a little worried about the temperature, nut it looks like Sony designed a good product.
The more vents the better
With all those vents let's hope Sony's track record of great hardware continues with the PS4. :D
My 60 GB launch PS3 died 14 months after launch due to the thermal paste not being properly spread. I was mega pissed because it was out of warranty
Smelt of burning bleach !
I was an unlucky one but everything turned out well with the Slim when I got one... Was still $650 which is crazy shit considering the original cost $999.
PS3 slim was and is the best ever playstation design to date