Microsoft on Xbox One Vertical Orientation: ‘Do it at your own risk’

The Xbox One won’t support vertical orientation, and could damage the console, according to Albert Panello, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox.

Panello revealed to GameSpot at the Tokyo Game Show, “We don’t support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk.” He clarified that “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”.

The Xbox One isn’t the only system to feature a slot loading drive; both the PlayStation 3–original and slim models–and PlayStation 4 have a similar design, and users are free to orient those consoles horizontally or vertically without risking damage to the console.

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David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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