I see a few slits on the very bottom of this stand i assume to let the air get pulled into the console can someone (preferably who owns one) confirm this and maybe elaborate on usefulness/effectiveness etc... Thanks
Those slits on my stand appear to be cosmetic, they aren't very deep and don't lead into the centre of the stand. At least from what I can tell bending down and lifting my console up as I didn't inspect it so thoroughly before fitting.
There are some very small vents along the side of the PS4 inside a recessed section. Whilst my stand doesn't block those vents, it does seem to seal along the side of the console so the vents would be rendered ineffective.
With the air being pumped out the back I guess those side vents were cool air intakes? I think the effect of mounting vertically with the stand is unknown in terms of temperatures. I wouldn't mount it vertically without the stand though, it definitely would not be stable.
So the answer is that the stand reduces airflow but I can't tell you what the implications are. It is an official stand so if my PS4 blows up that is Sony's problem.
Those slits are not cosmetic! I blew air into the big slit on top of the stand and felt an air flow coming out of the small slits on the sides of it. The console can breathe through that stand, which is why I would definitely recommend using this official stand if one wants to use the PS4 vertically.
Can someone who owns one of these stands indicate whether it affects airflow to the console? I see the vents built into the stand, and assume they are to help air intake, but I don't want to buy one of these stands if the net result is that my PS4 runs hotter because the vents on the console are blocked...
@Daz: My last post directly above yours should already have answered your question. The vents are not blocked by the official stand and my console is not louder with this stand as it is in a horizontal position, indicating comparable temperatures.