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Xbox One Not Designed To Be Stood Up Vertically, Says Microsoft

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Carl Phillips
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Albert Penello, Microsoft, Xbox One

Xbox One Not Designed To Be Stood Up Vertically, Says Microsoft

"Do It At Your Own Risk"

If you've pre-ordered your launch day Xbox One and are thinking about slotting it into the cabinet underneath your TV in a nice, tidy vertical orientation, you might want to start coming up with back-up plan. Speaking to GameSpot at this year's Tokyo Game Show, senior director of product management Albert Panello has revealed that because of the slot loading disc drive the Xbox One will need to placed horizontally, and that it's upon the users head if they decide to go against this advice. "We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk," Panello has warned, "we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't design it for both [orientations]."

Although Penello states that it isn't an issue to do with cooling, he went on to mention that Microsoft have found "80 percent of people, believe it or not, have their Xbox [360] horizontally." With the original versions having a traditional tray-style drive, we're not sure that applies here, especially when other consoles with slot loading disc drives, such as the PS3, PS4, and Wii U, remain unaffected. Regardless, it will be interesting to learn exactly why this is a problem is the first place, and how they plan to inform the masses who don't read industry news to avoid any potential issues during the console's launch this November. [GameSpot]

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X10  Sep. 20, 2013 at 16:01

Regardless, it will be interesting to learn exactly why this is a problem is the first place, and how they plan to inform the masses who don't read industry news...


RTFM? Seriously, will it be that difficult to 'educate' people?
Are gamers really that stupid (wait don't answer that).

I'd love to see the faces of people whose XBone's overheat and get damaged due to placing it vertically and are told it's not covered under the warranty as it's clearly stated in the manual.

Oh wait, sorry, it's NOT a heat issue.

Last edited by X10, Sep. 20, 2013 at 16:05
DivideByZero  Sep. 20, 2013 at 16:31

People don't read the manual and most people don't even know air flow is a thing.

People are stupid.

X10  Sep. 20, 2013 at 17:16

People don't read the manual and most people don't even know air flow is a thing.

People are stupid.


Stupid people are stupid.

If their XBone breaks due to this then they deserve to have to buy a new XBone. /Sympathy = 0.

Last edited by X10, Sep. 20, 2013 at 17:20
gmdlogan  Sep. 20, 2013 at 18:44

Still scratching discs much?

DrTrouserPlank  Sep. 20, 2013 at 19:28

PS3. "it only does everything"

XBone. "it only does... horizontal"

Tsung  Sep. 20, 2013 at 21:56

Earlier today.. in Xbox HQ...
"**** guys we have no non-news today, quick think of something"
"Hows about saying the Games Discs will be required"
"No No people will expect that"
"Hows about pointing out the Xbox one only works with a TV"
"Nah, I'm saving that one for another day"
"Ok, lets just say the xbox cannot be mounted vertically like our competition can. But here is the genius bit.. Offer no explanation"
"Good idea, but why offer not explanation?"
"Well that way we will have some more non-news when we do finally get around to explaining it. Then another non-news story when we say we're taking it back and you can stand it vertically" :P

X10  Sep. 20, 2013 at 22:14

Genius!

Hando  Sep. 22, 2013 at 07:57

Is this not just exactly like the Xbox 360 which scratched all your discs if you stood it vertically?

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