Because that son of a bitch is HOT... literally!
A group of French gamers via LeStream have been relating their experience with the XSX, and they all come to the same conclusion... this thing will replace your home's space heater.
Full quote : "I don't know if we can talk about this but, we have the Series X here and the Series X is hot, it is hot. It makes 0 noise but on the other hand it gives off heat, it's violent. I mean it's violent... yeah, yeah it's violent. You can warm up thanks to the Series X, clearly. From a sound point of view it's good but from a heat point of view, it's something."
Other one adds : "It will send out air, a small air diffuser."
Interesting note : "yeah, we're not allowed to show new generation games, disappointing."
The Beastcast has also talked about how hot it gets, and it also makes the expansion unit almost too hot to the touch... even in standby mode. Timestamped for your convenience.
Apparently Microsoft wants to bring the heat to gamers, and then melt them all in a nefarious plot.
Now, that being said. Is that the reason that MS isn't allowing new games to be previewed on the console, because it'll go from 0 to jet engine in noise when it's really being taxed? The plot thickens.