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Your PS4 might be a cockroach apartment complex

Your PS4 might be a cockroach apartment complex

Patrick Che, the co-founder of a console fix shop, XCubicle, revealed that on of the most prevalent issues he finds with PlayStation 4s is that they tend to be roach infested.

Che told Kotaku that the problem is so pervasive that his stores amasses garbage bags full of dead roaches when doing fix work. It's because the PS4's ventilation grates are wider than other consoles, and those vents are located at the bottom of the console, which makes it easier for roaches to burrow their way in there.

Don't let your PS4 turn into a roach funeral parlor. Roaches make their way into Xbox Ones sometimes, too. Also, according to fix professionals, the PS4's insides gets hotter than the Xbox One's because of its internal power supply.

Console repairmen have said that there have also been cockroaches found inside Microsoft's Xbox One, but there are more PlayStation 4 units that house the pests partly due to the higher number of PlayStation 4 consoles out there compared to Xbox One units, and partly because the PlayStation 4 offers more to cockroaches than the Xbox One. Primarily, consoles can attract bugs because they're often kept inside of home entertainment centers, and provide the kind of dark, warm environment that insects prefer.

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Sony does not accept cockroach-infested PlayStation 4 consoles for repairs, leaving the dirty duty to the hands of independent fix shops. Instead, independent console repairmen have the pleasure of scrubbing the roach crap off your console's power supply.

If you're looking for Sony's best home console, that remains the $399.99 PlayStation 4 Pro, which supports 4K gaming and 4K movies thanks to its more powerful internals. "Their poop colour is distinct and has a certain smell to it". The console is also taken part and cleaned and sterilised with an ultrasonic cleaner.

How do gamers prevent this disgusting and traumatic scenario? And, of course, you should keep your place clean.

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