Make Sure Your Xbone is Horizontal, Not Vertical

xbox one vertical

Back in the day, I used to keep my Xbox 360 in the vertical and upright position. It made the most sense in my living room. These days, my 360 rests lying down in my entertainment console, but I like that I have the option. But according to a post on GameSpot UK, owners of the forthcoming Xbox One console won’t have quite that option.

“We don’t support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk,” said Xbox’s Albert Panello, senior director of product management and planning. “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.”

But apparently, Microsoft has done the research, and only a minority of users will be aggravated:

“We found, interestingly enough, that 80 percent of people, believe it or not, have their Xbox horizontally.”

I DON’T BELIEVE IT. Okay, maybe I do. Keeping a console horizontal is pretty natural, considering that the option of going upright only came about with the PlayStation 2. I have the second model of PS3, which cannot be put upright even if I wanted to. So now the Xbox One will also join the horizontal club.

So how do you keep your consoles at home? Flat on their backs, or up on their feet, ready for action?

[Via GameSpot UK]

  1. lets wait 4 years for a horizontal one

  2. My 360 is vertical. I suspect my PS3 would be as well if it were able.
    I don’t know whether or not my Xbone only being able to be horizontal will be an inconvenience, but my 360 is definitely less intrusive where is.

  3. I’ve always found placing consoles vertically that aren’t externally designed for it looks kinda super dumb. The Wii, being an exception, had a stand, and looks great.

    The Wii U has silly little rubber feet so you can make it vertical, but it doesn’t look right. The Xbox 360S looks pretty neat vertically, but the new PS3 Slim models don’t.

    And since the Xbox One is roughly the size of a newborn elephant and approximately twice its weight, better to keep that sucker flat.

  4. I stop doing vertical when my fucking cat used my 360 as a mid point for her double jump onto the top of the TV, she kicked off from that xbox so hard to launched into the floor at mach 5 and exploded.

  5. 360 was horizontal until I bought my new TV. Now it’s vertical because of space issues. I’ll go cry quietly in front of my new television at the death of my console’s lazy, horizontal life.

  6. my xbox shatters every time i do cheats,fucking help me

  7. my life is ruined my my xbox it crashes every day

  8. the xb1 is soo big though, why didnt microsoft take that into consideration? i have a Xfinity DVR box which is verry similar to the xb1, and it takes up alot of space because it required to be horiz. anyway to have large boxes on my entertainment stand is crazy. and if i cant put my xb1 on my carpet for obvious reasons

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