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Microsoft: Don't use Xbox One vertically

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2013 10:29 User comments (8)

Microsoft: Don't use Xbox One vertically Microsoft is advising against standing its upcoming Xbox One console upright, saying it is designed to be laid flat.
The Xbox 360 can be stood vertically or laid flat during use, but that doesn't extend to the new Xbox One console, according to Albert Penello, who leads planning for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Kinect at Microsoft.

"We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk," Panello told Gamespot.

"It wouldn't be a cooling problem, we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't design it for both."

Interesting warning, given that other consoles use a slot drive and don't have warnings against vertical orientation. Nevertheless, you have been warned.

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8 user comments

120.9.2013 12:04

I hope when you open the box theres a big warning message for users saying "Hey, stop dont orient the console this way"

220.9.2013 12:32

That's OK, I prefer to play with me laying on my side.

320.9.2013 12:48

Means nothing to me.
I like to stack units in my a/v rack when I can (so long as it's nothing producing too much heat or vibration).

I always have used Xbox 360 & PS3 horizontally & when I get Xbox One & PS4 I'll do the same.

420.9.2013 13:26

Originally posted by rking_ad:
That's OK, I prefer to play with me laying on my side.
haha ;-) ye the headline is supposed to be silly ;-)

520.9.2013 14:42

This seems so're holding it wrong

Just my $0.02,


620.9.2013 16:15

Don't complain.......just LAY IT DOWN NORMALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not that big a deal yo!

721.9.2013 20:02


829.9.2013 12:53

Are they afraid the VHS tapes will get jammed if you put it vertical??lol

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