Hardware is designed with price and other factors like size in mind. That is the reason xbx is 100€ more expensive one year later than pro or why original xbone is huge as a old betamax and has power brick outside the box. Not because engineers at Sony are not capable or somethingHow is it a misconception? I mean my X is quiet as a mouse and more powerful than the Pro to boot, the pro sounds like it will take off when I play god of war. The X is also smaller. The OG xbox is quiet and the OG PS4 is hot and loud as well.
Sony does not seem to design hardware that well, the PS1 and PS2 had optical drive issues, the PS3 had the YLOD, and OG PS4 and the pro are hot and loud.
Id wager the PS5 slim will be the one to get, the launch is probably going to have the same issues the others have.