Do not turn your Xbox One on its side or it will be “at your own risk”

Microsoft has sure been excited to show off its latest gaming console in hundreds of press photos, but have you noticed that the Xbox One has remained horizontal? According to Microsoft, that is how the unit is supposed to be used and if you turn it on its side vertically – you are on your own.

CNET’s sister site GameSpot sat down with Albert Panello, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Product Management and Planning for the Xbox team, who stated that Xbox One doesn’t “support vertical orientation” and users who do it, will “do it at [their] own risk”.

Panello claimed that the unit was not designed to be placed vertically and that while “it couldn’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”. It certainly is an odd statement, as the PlayStation 4 (or even the last generation model) has no issue being on its side.

Will not being able to put the console vertically affect you?

Source: CNET

Michael Archambault