My Pro is vertical, and I have a PS3 and PS2 and a Wii that are also vertical. Never knocked one over because each one has a vertical stand to hold it upright, although they don't really need one. I bought most of them off eBay as a precaution, but I've never encountered a situation where I might knock one over.XFactor11 wrote: ↑ Windows Central has a 3D comparison of the console sizes which you can move around with your mouse here:
https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-ser ... comparison
Who actually puts their consoles vertically?
I use TV stands with open space all around and lay the consoles down flat horizontally like a normal electronic device instead of a desktop tower.
For my active secondary consoles I have them next to my desktop pc on a large PC desk.
Even with the stands to hold the consoles vertically, I would be warry of knocking them over.
Except it seems both Xbox Series X and PS5 vent out the air to the right side when laying down flat horizontally
So maybe I would have to put them on separate shelves depending on the intensity of the air outflow.
If you have enough room between consoles I would assume you don't need separate shelves, unless you run them at the same time (unlikely?) or they are in an enclosed shelf. If you give each console 3" space minimum on every side, the back and even the top, I'd imagine you'd be fine in most cases.