Stand your Xbox One on its side at your own risk says Microsoft

horizontal xbox oneAre you ready to refresh the space currently taken by your Xbox 360 with the new, shiny Xbox One? Make sure you’re not planning to stand the new console up like your current one.

You see, the space required for the next gen console has to be purely a horizontal affair as, unlike the Xbox 360, the new Xbox One console has not been designed to support being stood vertically.

Apparently, this is due to its slot loading disk drive.

If you do decide to try it out, Microsoft says you do so at your own risk and that the vertical orientation could damage the Xbox One.

At the Tokyo Games Show Albert Panello revealed “We don’t support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk.”-”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”.

So, there you have it. consider yourself warned.

The Xbox One games console launches on November 22nd 2013 and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia.

Has its choice of orientation put you off?


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