Poll: Wii upright or flat

Do you keep your Wii standing up or lying down?
 
Vertical (upright)Result2024
Horizontal (flat)Result523

Total votes: 2547

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david k said:

Yay I'm 16th voter, 75% upright 25% flat. That's 3/4 in case you didn't know. Anyway I am an upright kind of guy, looks better, though I bought a charger stand which is pretty cool.

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Link Q said:

Vertical looks cooler.

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Quartz said:

No place in my cabinet for it being vertical.

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Fishmon said:

Upright.

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Andrew Rudloff said:

The Wii looks better Vertically.

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CyberControl said:

I'm the 94th voter. Currently it's at 77.3% upright and 22.3% flat.

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jskrdude said:

Horizontal. Stacks better, and looks better (at least when you have wireless gamecube controllers like me).

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Nintendoof said:

Verticool. So cool.

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JosephTheSquirrel said:

Vert yo.

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Stinky12694 said:

Vertical, that way my dog doesn't break it on the floor and so I can put it next to my tv Also, ww, when are the awards going to be on?

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BrothaZ said:

I keep mine vertical but it has trouble reading the disc sometimes. I hear that it's actually better for the Wii horizontal but vertical is so much cooler.

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Wiiguy said:

Woot! Vertical all the way! Horizontal is good for Gamecube.

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Tommy The Wii Man said:

Upright is so much cooler than horizontal.

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shindrA said:

Horizontal as I have GC controllers plugged into the Wii. If the Wii is upright it will fall.

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Scooby Jew said:

Definitely vertical. Horizontal makes it look more "real" and different from the way it looks in the magazines and what-not, but vertical is just the way to go. Period.

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Col said:

I think the vertical restricts air flow. But I could be wrong.

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Laura said:

Wish I could have it upright, it just looks neato like that. But if I have the gamecube controllers and card connected (and I use them surprisingly often) the thing has to be on its side.

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Gonzo said:

The gray stand makes it look better.

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eric ♥ wii said:

I think that flat looks ugly. But that's just me.

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SSonic22 said:

Upright of course!

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Super King said:

It fits perfectly next to my TV at school upright.

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SSB4LIFE said:

Vertical for me (Upright). So far the score is 81.3% Vertical (Upright) and 18.7% Horizontal (Flat). YAY.

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jez said:

I got charger stand too.

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wiiboy101 said:

I prefer vertical, but due to my ex partners gambling problem, I was a victim of fraud. I found myself and my son requiring local authority help and were sent to a homeless centre. We had a small room, I set up my hdtv and Wii (not an expected sight amongst the homeless). On this information being leaked, every kid at the centre was in my room trying to get a go on my Wii. Some kid placed my Wii on an unclean floor face down and this resulted in deep scratches on the ATi graphics label and all down that side of my Wii. I was fmuing as there's clearly rubber mats on the reverse side or Wii to sit on. I'm now awaiting a house and have been temporarily placed in a city centre apartment where my Wii has been cleaned up and resides vertically next to the tv on a large dining table. Don't worry folks, we're ok and will be back on top soon. I just hate the waiting and the fact my ex partner still has my little girl in her care and she continues to gamble. The law doesn't apply to a female for some very bizarre reason. Oh I can get an open wi-fi signal at the apartment block and enjoy free wi-fi and internet ha ha.

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vertical said:

I have one of those awesome gamestop LED fan stands.

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Keranu said:

I've always had it placed vertically, but it would probably be better to place it horizontally.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

I'm a practical guy. I can find more places to squeeze the Wii into when it's vertical. Thinking about looks alone, the Wii would look like some strange computer device laying horizontally.

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i need a wiieww said:

I prefer upright, but then I have to have it vertical unless I want my Wii to be in the way. E.g be kicked around, stepped on. See my point?

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KIMSIKOR said:

I thought about putting it horizontal for a bit but when I set it down it looked messed up. So I set it back up, popped in galaxy and away I went.

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hi said:

Flat is better because it is easier to to put in the games.

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Eman said:

Upright is the best look for the Wii, but having to put it flat due to lack of space is understandable.

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Pandawan said:

The only reason I have mine horizontal is because when I lived at my girlfriend's house her mum would always knock it over, no goddamn respect. But yeah so now it sits horizontal because I got used to it. I agree it looks cooler vertical too.

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JRAPOCALYPSE said:

Don't care about how it looks here, I keep mine flat and the laws of physics say flat because cd dvd players are designed to run flat (face down). No wear and tear here.

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Go FIgure said:

Same as Quartz; doesn't fit my cabinet in vertical. Otherwise I would've opted for upright.

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Master Foot said:

I have it horizontal because of my setup.

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links said:

Upright looks way cooler than flat.

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Droopy said:

Upright and on the left.

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TheBuggattiPenguin said:

I keep mine horizontal but with the stand on! It helps me know which way the games go in and it looks cool.

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Nova said:

I know a lot of people who have it horizontal. I'm surprised there are actually so little people here.

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Roen said:

I had it upright, but changed it to horizontal, because it wouldn't fit the other way.

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noneyaBswax said:

Upright rules. I'm voter #581. I use the Gamecube part of my Wii all the time and it never falls over.

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Zippy said:

Vertical. Even though I have sometimes memory cards and gcube controllers it still works upright and it's so much cooler.

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YellieBirdy said:

Mechanically it makes more sense to be flat. I choose flat.

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Wii Freak said:

I would rather have my Wii upright.

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Juan said:

It doesn't matter for me, but I keep it horizontal so it won't tip over while my mom is cleaning, or when I pull my extremely short Gamecube controller.

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?simoleans said:

I'm used to seeing it upright in all the commercials and stuff.

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ToTaLgAmEr said:

For those of you who have problems with the Wii falling over while playing Gamecube, just go buy a Gamecube extension cord for the controller, I have one and it works fine.

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wiiwii26 said:

It looks way cooler upright but my Wii always falls over. I think that's why most people have theirs laying down if they do.

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Wii Freak said:

There are a lot of people on this site who come to vote. 816 people already.

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2008 said:

Wiiboy that's so sad. I really mean I feel sorry for you.

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Rock said:

I like vertical. It doesn't look right horizontal.

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wiimoteman said:

I'm the 910th voter and it's at 78.9% vertical, 21.1% Horizontal. Wiiboy101, I'm sorry for your plight. I sort of know how you feel because my house burnt down last August.

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Me said:

Mine changes depending on where I take it and if I'm using the GCN controllers. At the moment it is standing though.

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wowza said:

It looks awesome upright! It also fits better.

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I said:

UPRIGHT all the way baby! It looks very cool vertical and it's smaller.

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wii addict said:

Upright is the way to go. All around awesomeness.

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wii67 said:

There's like 1102 votes already! That's insane.

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kate said:

I've met a lot of people with it horizontal. Just because they always knock it over, but personally I like mine vertical.

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wii luver22 said:

I love the Wii either way. But I prefer it upright.

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Wiiphyco said:

I live in an apartment with 4 dogs! Vertical works for me.

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bunnyrabbit said:

I love the bunny next to this box! Me and the bunny vote upright.

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ZombieKumquat said:

Vertical. That looks way cooler and easier to put the games in for me.

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wiimaniac said:

When my husband gets mad playing the boxing game he has knocked over my system, so now it's flat.

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awsum said:

With my setup I can have it either way, but I still have my Gamecube so it's just easier upright.

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wiiobsesed said:

It looks thin and sleek when it's vertical! And totally BLAH when it's flat. Vertical is the only option.

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WiiNinja said:

I would say horizontal if I were to take it with me (Portable Wii Screen), but at home it stays vertical.

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irulewii said:

Wow I thought more people would do horizontal. I am changing back and forth, but probably vertical.

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SPMmad said:

Depends. Downstairs upright (way better), in my room on its side eh. It's better upright and my room is gonna change for my Wii.

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Jubby said:

1202 votes, with vertical at 79.5% and horizontal at 20.5%.

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Lt11 said:

I have it flat. My Wii kept falling, but it's on my table.

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wiiwii said:

I really don't care what way my Wii stands, just that I have it.

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WiiFTW said:

Vertical, only way it will fit in my cabinet.

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Joshua said:

Mine is flat (horizontal) because it is more stable.

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WiiNinja said:

This poll is interesting, but it's getting bland. Look at the odds: right now the votes are at 79.5 vertical and 20.5. It's pretty clear that more people have their Wiis vertical. I guess it's the "more official way" of placing it.

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brendan said:

Vertical for me, Wii rocks.

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Kawawachikamach said:

Easier disc insert when it's flat, but I use upright.

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QJ said:

Many of my games have a 1/4 rev groove mark on them, I phoned Nintendo service, they said the Wii can get bumped easily when vertical and the laser will crash the disc. I had to buy a new Spider man 3, $25 so horizontal is the way to go.

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Erica said:

Mine's horizontal because my dad's afraid my siblings and I will knock it off the entertainment center. If it were up to me it would be vertical, it looks cooler that way.

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MrWii said:

I say it looks way cooler vertical.

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mike b said:

Mine is vertical. It sits on top of my entertainment center and I have an ak47 next to it so nobody goes near it. It never gets any scratches.

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Grant[[FerSure]] said:

Vertical ftw. Canny beat it! (Yey I used a scottish word ^__^ (Mostly cause I'm scottish)).

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nintendo iQue said:

Mine is in the vertical stand. Classy.

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blab355 said:

1686 votes, 80%/20% Vertical FTW.

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abbas said:

It fell too much when I had it up vertically.

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Glowboy said:

I recommend vertically, but every once in a while I come downstairs and see it laying flat, (little bro horsing around resulting in flatness).

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Baronsilasgreenbac said:

Must be vertical for coolness.

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DKX900 said:

Oh come on! Advertised as vertical, I'm not surprised 80% of us have our Wiis up. I certainly do because I've got a little gap next to my TV between the screen and the bookshelf.

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CatsRock said:

Putting the Wii Console vertically is so much better that horizontally.

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Wii Freak said:

2000 votes. That's a lot of voters.

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Hot2Handle said:

I just want one! I'll figure how to place it when I get one! I'm more the practical guy and would try to find which way is better for cooling. Might only have place for it horizontally.

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poodaddy said:

Yeah upright overall just looks better.

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Skorp said:

Mine is flat because it doesn't fit upright in my tv stand. I'd prefer it to be upright.

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Joewii29 said:

I've had it both ways but it falls over when I use a corded GC controller and it's much safer flat and can ventilate easier. I choose flat. I have it flat right now.

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Tennindo said:

I like upright because it look better, but flat is safer. I take the risk of upright.

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Lollerskater King said:

Lol Wii looks Mugly Flat but it works better. Why couldn't Nintendo make a stand 4 lying down the Wii on it's side? By the way all hail the Lollerskater King who Banished the Roflord to Rofland.

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wii dude said:

Upright that's what it was made for, horizontal just looks awful.

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Nova said:

That's an interesting story, wiiboy. It would be weird to see a Wii and an hdtv in a homeless shelter though. Hope you can get back on your feet soon (p.s having a side covered in dirt and scratches would destroy me too).

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smashbro said:

I only put it horizontally when I play brawl with a gamecube controller. I keep it upright the rest of the time.

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Asta said:

Mine's flat, laws of physics etc. Marketed upright for a reason since more damage occurs to it that way, wear and tear to the console and disks, knocking it over resulting in more cash spent on them- that's what they want.

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