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]