If you’re worried about the size of the next-gen flagship Microsoft console, then you are probably asking yourself: “Can you put the Xbox Series X on its side?” Fitting the Xbox Series X into a TV cabinet will be one of the best ways of hiding the large machine, so will it work? Here’s the definitive answer on whether or not you can lay the Xbox Series X flat on its side.
Can I lay my Xbox Series X on its side?
Yes, you can lay the Xbox Series X on its side without issue. Microsoft has confirmed that this is totally fine.
However, there are some potential downsides to lying the Xbox Series X flat. The first is to do with how the console looks. There’s a non-removable circular stand on the base of the system, which will look a bit odd on the side. A minor issue, perhaps, but worth noting.
The second problem with laying the Xbox Series X flat on its side is the possibility of scratching the case. While the base has a circular stand, there is no base or rubber feet on the sides of the system. If you slide the Xbox Series X when it’s on its side, you could scratch it.
Lastly, if you’re planning to lay the Xbox Series X flat inside of a TV cabinet, you may have to think carefully about airflow. Ensuring your new Xbox Series X has room to breathe (intake cold air and exhaust hot air) is key to keeping it happy and healthy for the many years to come.
Again, in short, yes you can put the Xbox Series X flat on its side, but you will need to be mindful about placement. Hopefully you’re able to find a convenient home for the console, without obstructing airflow.