Does anyone have any information they've seen or heard about the actual loudness of the console itself when playing games? I own a PC that's very loud and can be very distracting and ruin the immersive experience of some games. The same with my Xbox, it's one of the original white ones so it's pretty loud and again, annoying at times depending on the intensity of the game I'm playing. I'm only asking this on the forums because I'm thinking of getting one (obviously) and I've not seen or heard anyone else ask this question before. Any info would be nice, thanks.
How loud is it?
Like Galiant said. In the environments it's been shown that isn't really something anybody can say one way or the other on yet. Even a pre-release developer build is probably not the same and isn't a reliable thing to make the judgment on. I highly doubt it will be as loud as your Xbox. As for your PC maybe you should upgrade your fans.
The Wii and Gamecube were both incredibly quiet, so it's safe to bet that the Wii U is also going to be quiet. You won't know for certain until it's out, though.
I can't say about the Gamecube, but the Wii isn't exactly quiet. The fans are tiny and reasonably quiet but damn do you know when it's reading a disc! I find it distracting when I'm playing Xenoblade Chronicles actually ... >.>
But yeah, ask again in a month or two when someone will actually know. I can't see it being much louder than current machines and as long as it isn't as loud as my original 360 I don't care. XD
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