User kazebyaka has posted what is allegedly the Portuguese version of the Xbox One console guide. The posted booklet specifies a minimum distance of 1.4 metres required between the Kinect 2.0 and the user. Additionally, diagrams indicate that the Kinect 2.0 can be mounted no higher than 1.8 metres from the console, and no lower than 0.6 metres from the ground.
According to the manual, the console should not be oriented vertically. While unverified, the information aligns with a statement made earlier this year by Albert Panello, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox. Panello stated that the Xbox One “[doesn’t] support vertical orientation”.
The Xbox One is scheduled for launch in North America, most European markets, Australia, and New Zealand on November 22 this year, with follow-up releases in Japan and the remaining European markets in 2014.