Xbox has taken a playful jab at PS5 after Sony revealed the process for switching its new console from a vertical to horizontal orientation.

In a PS5 teardown, Sony’s Yasuhiro Ootori explained that to turn the console sideways a vertical stand needs to be unscrewed, with the screw then stored inside the stand, which is then clipped onto the side of the console.

Xbox then responded on Twitter, showing a slightly more simple process for Xbox Series X – you just turn the console on its side:

The tweet harks back to a similar moment before the launch of PS4 and Xbox One. After Xbox revealed that, initially, it would potentially support players paying a licensing fee to activate used games, Sony produced a joking guide to sharing used games on PS4 – which amounted to handing someone else your old game. You can watch the video below:

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Today’s tweet doesn’t mark the first time Xbox has called out Sony ahead of the next generation of consoles – previously it made a point of pointing out the chaos around PS5 preorders, saying its process would be more transparent. Unfortunately, other problems conspired to make Xbox preorders a mess in their own right.

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