Don't stand console Xbox One up

Xbox One.

Xbox One.

Mark O'Beirne, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 11:33 AM ET

Microsoft is warning that future Xbox One owners should not stand their console up. The Xbox One will not support vertical orientation as a result of the slot loading device, as Microsoft's senior director of product management and planning at Xbox, Albert Panello, informed GameSpot. He added, 'Do it at your own risk.'

Explaining the design issue, Panello said, "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." Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 supported either orientation, as will the PlayStation 4, without the risk of damaging the console.

The Xbox One will launch in selected territories on November 22nd with releases planned in Japan and across Europe in 2014. Which orientation do you prefer for your consoles?


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