Nintendo issues warning for Switch owners amid heatwaves

As temperatures begin to soar again, Nintendo has decided to issue a warning to Switch owners who may be tempted to use their console amid the heat.

In the UK, a heatwave has swept across the country. And in other parts of the world, temperatures are skyrocketing. And apparently, this level of heat could cause damage to your Nintendo Switch if you decide to use it.

Nintendo issued a warning on Twitter on their customer service account. The warning says Switch owners should only use the console in temperatures below 35 degrees Celsius.

Nintendo Warning

The advice translates to “If you use the Nintendo Switch in a hot place, the temperature of the main unit may become high. Please use in the place of 5 to 35C. Also, if the intake and exhaust ports are blocked, the temperature of the main unit may rise. Make the air around the intake and exhaust ports better.

“If the temperature of the main unit becomes too high, it may sleep automatically to protect the main unit,” the message continues. “When playing in TV mode, install the Nintendo Switch Dock in a location that does not retain heat.

“If there is foreign matter or dust on the air intake / exhaust port of the main unit, remove it with a vacuum cleaner. For your safety, do not disassemble the main unit.”

So if you’re planning on whipping out your Switch in the middle of a heatwave, maybe think again. Personally, I’ve been replaying Cuphead on mine, but that game is so challenging I’m not sure I’d survive if I played it while sweating in a heatwave.

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