Microsoft neither confirms nor denies additional heatsinks in some Xbox 360s

We pointed out earlier this week that Microsoft had started added an additional heatsink to some Xbox 360 systems. These systems were sent in for repair, and as part of the repairs, they added the extra cooling. But Microsoft had yet to comment on why they added these, or if they were going to be doing this on all future systems.

Here is what a Microsoft representative said when asked about the extra heatsink. "Regularly updating console components is commonplace within the industry and is a standard aspect of the business for a variety of reasons including cost reduction, improved manufacturability and improved performance. We do not provide details on these updates."

So basically they just told us the maybe they do upgrades, but they're not going to talk about it. As I figured, Microsoft isn't actually owning up to the fact that there is a heat issue with the Xbox 360.

Microsoft Refuses To Say Whether or Not New Xbox 360 Heat Sinks are Permanent [via crunchgear]