Vertical or flat standing for the PS4?

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  1. CarefulCrysis
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    I've recently ordered a PS4 and was wondering what would be the best solution for storing it while I play, I've heard that standing it vertically can block the air circulation. Any suggestions or experience?
     


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    It depends on where you put it. If it's inside a TV stand or drawer, it doesn't matter because air isn't circulating and you're going to kill the machine sooner or later. If it's around open air, it doesn't really matter as much because it's designed to work vertically as well, however for ensuring a long life for the Blu-ray drive, having the console sit flat is better due to gravity. It looks probably cooler when standing vertically, though. Make sure if you place it vertically then get the stand accessory for it.
     
  3. Mushkin

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    i think is better to be standing down
     
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    If it is close to a wall behind it, lay it down. If it's out in the open, stand it up.
     
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    I always stand my consoles up. My thinking behind that is both the sides with the most surface area are open to the air and wont hold in as much residual heat. When you lay it down then the bottom don't have much air under it to keep that side of it cool. I did have my Wii laying down though because it didn't seem to generate much heat, then again that could have been because the disc drive was never in use.
     
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    I always lay my consoles flat, as they were intended. Standing them vertically seems really odd, and doesn't even work in most entertainment centers anyways, where everything's expected to lay flat.
     
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    Behind my TV I have my GC, Wii, and 360 vertically
    The GC was only made to stand one way otherwise laying on jts side would block the fans along with needing space to open the flip to insert the disk. DC and PS1 were the same although I've heard of some laying their PS1 upside-down for no apparent reason Below the TV are my ps2 and ps3 which are horizontal since they don't have their respective stands to lay vertical and no more space behind the TV. My future PS4 would also go below and horizontal.
     
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    he PS1 would wear out the rails of the CD-Rom drive, and owners found that turning the PS1 upside down was a good temporary fix for this problem.
     
  9. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i am scared when putting consoles in vertically, the dog\cat or friend or toodlers can decide to touch the console and then console "goes to flat position" by gravity...
     
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    migles the 360, ps3 and ps4 can be stood on their side but Xbox own can't if that helps. You can get a stand so is shouldn't fall (but as you set pets can be annoying that way lol)
     
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    Standing my PS2 and Xbox 360 sideways ruined their disk drives for me. So I wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    Wouldn't recommend it either but some are able to be stood that way, mine are always flat (just in case lol)
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i know.. i remember ps2 had the a vertical (and even a flat) stands but still i get nightmares because if a toodler\baby or dog can touch the gamepad wires...
    but it really depends on where you put it and how you let people be in your house xD
     
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    Yea if its in a cabinet or out of the road you'll be grand (now controllers are wireless)
     
  15. CarefulCrysis
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    thanks for all the suggestions, unfortunately I've not really got any other option than to stand the PS4 due to lack of space.
     
  16. elmoemo

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    Well I'd say put it against a wall of cabinet or something like that if you need to stand it up
     
  17. stanleyopar2000

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    didn't the 360 chew up disks like cocaine when it was put on its side?...that should tell you something.......
     
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    Yea if you nudged it or moved it while it was reading the disc. If you didn't move it it was fine (I had mine standing up for years with no issue) my ps3 was always lying down though as is my Xbox one so can't comment on those
     
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    You also blocked the main air intake on the pre-slim 360 if you stood it vertically. I don't know about slims or E's, but it's definitely bad news sticking old school 360's vertical.
     
  20. CarefulCrysis
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    tbf I never had any problems with all of my other consoles that have been stood vertical PS2 PS3 and Xbox 360