Should my Wii be standing up? Or should it be laying down?

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#1  Edited By Jay444111

Ignore the pun I accidently made and please answer truthfully.

I hear keeping it standing up gives it more ways to use it's fan while I haven't heard much of laying it down...

Which way should I keep mine?

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#2  Edited By tim_the_corsair

Vertical means there is more pressure on the disc drive when it spins, which is what wears them out (it's the same for the PS2/3, those shitty old HP PCs, and anything else that works on that principal.

Air circulation probably is worse when it is horizontal, but unless you're laying it on carpet, some other soft surface, or outside in the dirt, I don't think that is really too much of a concern.

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#3  Edited By pyromagnestir

I managed to fight the urge to make a dumb joke. Yay!

@Tim_the_Corsair: Is that so? I need to adjust my Wii.

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#4  Edited By mandude

Depends. What's it laying down?

Nah, I'm not that petty. I've stood my old one for years and it's been fine. Never looked into it though.

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#5  Edited By MooseyMcMan

I think it looks better standing up, but it's a Nintendo product. You don't really have to worry about it breaking.

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#6  Edited By audiosnow

I've never known anyone who experienced problems either way, but I'd assume flat would put less stress on the CD spindle.

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#7  Edited By xyzygy

I am of the opinion that all consoles should be horizontal.

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#8  Edited By Claude

I've had my Wii standing up since I brought it home the day it was released. No problems.

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#9  Edited By DarthOrange

My Wii and 360 are both vertical, you will be fine.

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#10  Edited By TheKramer89

It should be in the trash.

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#11  Edited By RazielCuts

Both my Wii and PS3 stand up vertically, the Wii just looks cool standing up in that stand at an angle. I heard talk around the playground though that standing the 360 up vertically scratchs discs? So I've always had that horizontal.

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#12  Edited By Contrarian

I lay my Wiis down, on top of each other. It is just easier that way.

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#13  Edited By Solidsnak

came with a stand, so I'm using that

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#14  Edited By CosmicQueso

Or should your Wii be listed on ebay?

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#15  Edited By Cloudenvy

Of course it should be standing up! it looks waaaaaaaay cooler like that!

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#16  Edited By willin

I think the main issue is that you're Wii isn't in storage.

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#17  Edited By Hector

@TheKramer89 said:

It should be in the trash.

Hey now! That's uncalled for...lol

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#18  Edited By Dagbiker

@xyzygy said:

I am of the opinion that all consoles should be horizontal.

Yah, you are.

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#19  Edited By BestUsernameEver

Do whatever, just get out of my face.

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@TheKramer89 said:

It should be in the trash.

...u should be in the trash.

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#21  Edited By xaLieNxGrEyx

Why are you so worried about the fucking thing breaking jesus.

It's a nintendo console, it's cheap, and it's going to be even cheaper in like 6months.

The options there, put it how you like. The thing comes with a god damn stand for a reason.

I just, I just can't comprehend this question. I'm going to bed.

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#22  Edited By ShaunK

@TheKramer89 said:

It should be in the trash.

Ugh! Your name and picture are so good! But the comment is so hurtful! I don't know what to think.

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#23  Edited By MariachiMacabre

Wiis are known to spontaneously combust if you don't set them diagonally.

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#24  Edited By ShaunK

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

Why are you so worried about the fucking thing breaking jesus.

It's a nintendo console, it's cheap, and it's going to be even cheaper in like 6months.

The options there, put it how you like. The thing comes with a god damn stand for a reason.

I just, I just can't comprehend this question. I'm going to bed.

I don't know if your trolling or really are that idiotic.

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#25  Edited By JasonR86

If your Wii is standing up for more than four hours consult your doctor.

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

Why are you so worried about the fucking thing breaking jesus.

It's a nintendo console, it's cheap, and it's going to be even cheaper in like 6months.

The options there, put it how you like. The thing comes with a god damn stand for a reason.

I just, I just can't comprehend this question. I'm going to bed.

Of the next generation consoles, my launch Wii is my only console that hasn't broken.

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#26  Edited By TheKramer89

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

Why are you so worried about the fucking thing breaking jesus.

It's a nintendo console, it's cheap, and it's going to be even cheaper in like 6months.

The options there, put it how you like. The thing comes with a god damn stand for a reason.

I just, I just can't comprehend this question. I'm going to bed.

Noooo!! Don't go to bed!! We wanna listen to you be dumb asshole some more!!!

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#27  Edited By LordAndrew

I don't have an opinion on the matter, but I feel compelled to tell you you're playiing the wrong console, asswad. Throw out that piece of shit and buy a real manly console for real men that you can play Call of Duty on like the manly man you wish you were. Nintensux.

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#28  Edited By killacam

while wii're on the subject, do your guys' wiis' disc drives make a very.. physical.. kind of clicky sound, every time it's loading something off the disc? 
 
       - new to wii and don't want this party to end

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#29  Edited By iam3green

it should be vertical it just looks better. i don't know about the problems like with disc and air things.

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#30  Edited By Godak

@pyromagnestir said:

I managed to fight the urge to make a dumb joke. Yay!

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#31  Edited By Jay444111

Okay... so... upright then?

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#32  Edited By drGiggless

It comes with a nice upright stand, so I would say use it upright.

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#33  Edited By SpudBug

@Jay444111: Depends on how it lands when thrown it in the closet/attic for storage

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#34  Edited By c_rakestraw

Either way works, really. It's merely a matter of preference.

Though I will say, if you have some wired GameCube controllers and plan to use them frequently for certain Wii games, it's better to place the Wii horizontally.

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#35  Edited By Legend

My Wii is always standing up. Always.

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#36  Edited By AngstOverlord

@LordAndrew said:

Throw out that piece of shit and buy a real manly console for real men that you can play Call of Duty on like the manly man you wish you were.

"Ahm a manly man because I play with virtual guns and so should you! Anything else is for PUSSIES." :3

Real shotguns are so loud. It's not the kickback I mind so much but the volume, even with earplugs. It has no relation whatsoever to the collection of sprites in Doom resembling a shotgun. Game preference cannot be used as a metric for determining one's masculinity, although it could be argued they're an insight into how secure they feel in their masculine identity. Real men give no fucks over playing Viva Pinata, they just do it if they want to. Plant a few flowers, then fight Nazis.

I still say horizontal orientation is better for the hardware and C_Rakestraw brings up a good point. If those cables get snagged do you really want to test the Wii's aerodynamic properties? That would be an unfortunate thing to have happen. Laying it flat would at least give it a shot at keeping planted.

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#37  Edited By LordAndrew

@C_Rakestraw said:

Either way works, really. It's merely a matter of preference.

Though I will say, if you have some wired GameCube controllers and plan to use them frequently for certain Wii games, it's better to place the Wii horizontally.

Absolutely. Use a GameCube controller with a vertical Wii and it could end up on the floor. Nobody wants that, aside from a few people in this thread who got lost in their way to System Wars.

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#38  Edited By AndrewB

There was a reason it was designed to be used either way. I've pretty much always had it upright because it looks fairly stylish that way.

And Wavebird all the way.

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#39  Edited By Bell_End

@Jay444111 said:

Okay... so... upright then?

im pretty sure it doesnt really matter either way as long as you dont move it while a disk is spining

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#40  Edited By genghiskool

If it is tired it should probably lay down

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#41  Edited By evanbower

@killacam said:

while wii're on the subject, do your guys' wiis' disc drives make a very.. physical.. kind of clicky sound, every time it's loading something off the disc? - new to wii and don't want this party to end

Hey Cam, didn't look to see if anyone else answered this, but that clicky sound is all natural. Totally part of the greater Wii package. It just means a great experience is on its way.

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#42  Edited By Vonocourt

@killacam said:

while wii're on the subject, do your guys' wiis' disc drives make a very.. physical.. kind of clicky sound, every time it's loading something off the disc? - new to wii and don't want this party to end

Take it you never used a PSP. Now that's a terrifying sound at first listen.

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#43  Edited By mordukai

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

Vertical means there is more pressure on the disc drive when it spins, which is what wears them out (it's the same for the PS2/3, those shitty old HP PCs, and anything else that works on that principal. Air circulation probably is worse when it is horizontal, but unless you're laying it on carpet, some other soft surface, or outside in the dirt, I don't think that is really too much of a concern.

Not quite. The difference in the pressure is not all that great. IMO vertical is the way to go with the PS3 and the Wii. Much better heat distribution. I noticed that when the PS3 is vertical then there's a large amount of heat that gets trapped on the bottom part of the machine. When looking at it from an engineering POV then it becomes clear both those systems were designed with a vertical positioning mind frame. Different story when it comes to the 360.

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#44  Edited By CannonGoose

My launch Wii has been alive and kicking while standing up since I got it. However, it does have fairly frequent disk read errors, though only when booting up a game, never while playing. I've never really had the space to lay it down horizontally.

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#45  Edited By SeriouslyNow

Yo Dawg, I heard you like your Wii so I lay down on my side standing up and took a Wii on your Wii with my Wii so it and you should be golden.

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#46  Edited By Danteveli

My console is laying horizontal on old carpet couple years now and I never had any problems with it.

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#47  Edited By DeF

@killacam said:

while wii're on the subject, do your guys' wiis' disc drives make a very.. physical.. kind of clicky sound, every time it's loading something off the disc? - new to wii and don't want this party to end

I think I know what sound you mean and I've had them since day one. Should be normal operating noise from the drive.

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#48  Edited By BBQBram

@TheKramer89 said:

It should be in the trash.

I cannot deal with your edginess! It's like a razor!

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#49  Edited By 49th

astamns up[

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#50  Edited By NancyDrewFan123

I think you should try to have an honest and open discussion with your Wii about what it wants and how you can help it to make that happen.