I never thought that I'd see a title saying that PS3 is killing the Xbox 360, having sales figures and criticism in mind. But scrolling down through John Davison's story posted on 1UP quite some time ago, I found out that it was an isolated case, not the kind I was having in mind. To get to the point, keeping an Xbox 360
close to a PS3
while both of them
are running spells death for the console from Microsoft.
John Davison tells his story: "I keep my PS3 and my Xbox 360 in an entertainment unit in the living room. It's a big wooden thing with glass doors, and while it looks cool, I guess it's not exactly what I'd call well ventilated."
By now, you've probably figured out for yourselves what happened, but here's the rest of the story:
"...while pretending to play along with his brother, my little guy hits the PS button, and the PS3 springs to life, inside the closed entertainment unit, unbeknown to Mrs. D and myself.
Needless to say, temperatures rise, fans kick in, then more fans kick in, then some new, untold level of nuclear reactor-grade cooling kicks in deep within the bowels of the PS3, and the first thing I know of this is when a little voice cries, "Dad, something's wrong with my game."
Conditions in the confined space had become so super-heated that the 360 red-ringed out, big time.
So. Bottom line, my PS3 killed my 360. I have learned a very valuable lesson from this."
So, keep in mind two things: 1, don't keep the Xbox 360 near the PS3 while both of them are running games, or DVDs/Blu-ray
discs and 2, don't keep the PS3 near the Xbox 360 in the same circumstances mentioned above.