The PlayStation 3 (often abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console created and released by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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Hey Team,So, I have a PlayStation 3 and I was wondering whether or not it was a wise idea to stand it vertically (y"know, so there"s more height than base). I know on yonder Xbox 360 this can spell a lot of danger for scratching the hell out of your discs, but does this same problem occur for the PS3?Thanks.


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The ps3 is for standing up as well as standing horizontally so you can have standing vertically if you want. My brother have had his standing vertically for almost a year now without any problems.


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anzelm said: "The ps3 is for standing up as well as standing horizontally so you can have standing vertically if you want. My brother have had his standing vertically for almost a year now without any problems." Just make sure you stand it up not blocking the fans, its possible to stand it up blocking the airflow and shortening your systme lifespan. Never been a huge fan of putting things vertically, just makes them easier to fall off, so keep that in mind, but it"d be best to keep it horizontal.
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dude don"t worry, the ps3 isn"t a peice of shit like the 360 (i love 360, but that hardware blows man sorry)


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Vertical is fine too. It has rubber pads on the side if you haven"t noticed. It works both ways like the PS2. Do whatever works best for your situation. =)


Sure if you feel like it....I found horizontal if its in a more enclosed space(same with the 360) to not be a good choice, I have both my systems standing vertically.


PercyChuggs
said: "There"s nothing but risk involved with sitting it vertically." Then why is it vertical in most PS3 ads/store demos etc.? =pAnd why is the text on the top displayed so that it looks better vertical? xDIn fact, even the PS logo is rotatable if you hadn"t noticed o.OIt"s very much designed to be used vertical, with horizontal also being a perfectly safe option. =)

Standing consoles like the 360, PS2, PS3, and Wii vertically is recommended. Studies have shown that horizontal consoles cause more wear and tear on the games compared to standing the consoles up.


That"s what I"ve read, and everyone I know who has stood their consoles vertically have had a reduced problem with their games compared to people I know that keep their consoles horizontal.
jakob187 said: "Standing consoles like the 360, PS2, PS3, and Wii vertically is recommended. Studies have shown that horizontal consoles cause more wear and tear on the games compared to standing the consoles up.
That"s what I"ve read, and everyone I know who has stood their consoles vertically have had a reduced problem with their games compared to people I know that keep their consoles horizontal.

The danger with the 360 is the weak magnet they use to hold the disc in the drive. A good bump will cause it to spin out of the tray and skip around scratchingi t horribly. This is what causes the burn rings many gamers encounter.This is also why they tell you to not move the console while it"s running.The PS3 and Wii (which is designed to stand vertically) don"t have this problem. They are all magnetic and don"t use a tray like the 360.

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no risk at all, i dont have mine standing simply because it wouldnt fit on my tv stand that way, the danger with the 360 standing and even lying down is those dreaded laser burns, vibrations as small as that generated simply by hoovering/vacuming near the console becuase of the poor design in that it uses a disc tray to hol the discalso blu-ray is a much more robust and durable medium than that of the DVD used for 360 games thanks to the durabus coating... my one outstanding bit of evidence for this is that i work in a games retailer who deal in game trade-ins and to date havent seen a single ps3 game with a laser burn or even a serious scratch on it, meanwhile laser burns on a 360 are a regular occurance, im talking like 7 or 8 an hour, well i think i"ve went a little off track, erm yeah stand it up lie it down just make sure you twist the little playstation logo round have fun with it alternate on a weekly or daily basis.