SOME PlayStation 5 consoles shipped with noisy cooling fans that make them hum louder than others, according to a report.
Users of the £450/$450 consoles launched last month have reported weird buzzing sounds coming from the machines within hours of unboxing them.
That’s because not all PS5s were created equal, French tech website Les Numériques reports.
The site dismantled five of Sony’s consoles and found each contained a completely different cooling fan.
The cooling fan stops the PS5 from overheating and kicks into gear whenever the console is performing heavy-duty tasks.
According to Les Numériques, some fans are noisier than others.
Pictures posted to the site reveal that louder models have 17 blades on their cooling fans, while quieter ones have 23, thinner blades.
It’s generally assumed that fans with fewer blades have to work harder to push the air around, which may explain the additional noise.
The kicker is that it appears the fan loaded into your PS5 is selected at random, meaning it’s impossible to know whether you’re buying a loud or quiet one.
The report may finally provide an explanation as to why a handful of PS5 owners have reported strange sounds coming from their consoles
Several videos posted to Twitter in recent weeks appear to show Sony’s machines emitting odd whirring sounds, strange beeps, and more.
The issue appears to only affect consoles with a disc tray.
Twitter user Luke Fletcher said: “Should a ps5 be making this noise?”
And @SKAXIYO said: “I purchased a PS5 today but am having issues with the fan noise… It’s constant and sounds like something is loose inside!”