Xbox One Doesn't Support Vertical Standing, Could Damage Console
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.23.2013
"Do it at your own risk"...
If you get an Xbox One, don't stand it up on its side. Microsoft's Albert Panello revealed at the Tokyo Game Show (via Gamespot) that the console should be laid flat during gameplay due to issues with the drive.
"We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk." said Panello. "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."
Panello noted that 80% of Xbox 360 users lie their Xbox 360 consoles horizontally.