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As temperatures soar, Nintendo issues Switch heatwave warning


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Nintendo has issued a series of warnings for Switch owners using their consoles in the current hot weather.

The advice notes that the Switch should be used only in temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius – so be careful in hot rooms, stuffy cars, or at the beach this weekend.

London is set to hit 31 degrees outdoors today as the UK swelters through a scorching week, while The Met Office has issued an amber warning of “extreme heat” which is set to last until next Monday.


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Nintendo posted its warnings to the companys Customer Service Twitter account in Japan (thanks, Nintendo Life).

Theres no suggestion your Switch will become damaged through play in hot conditions – though it is liable to automatically shut off to prevent any damage occuring.

“If you use the Nintendo Switch in a hot place, the temperature of the main unit may become high,” Nintendo wrote. “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.

気温が高い場所でNintendo Switchを使用すると、本体の温度が高くなる場合があります。5~35℃の場所で使用してください。

また、吸気口や排気口がふさがれていると、本体の温度が高くなる場合があります。吸気口や排気口まわりの風通しを良くしてください。 https://t.co/bgS883YDWX pic.twitter.com/0c86fcgxnV

— 任天堂サポート (@nintendo_cs) July 11, 2022


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“If the temperature of the main unit becomes too high, it may sleep automatically to protect the main unit,” Nintendo continued. “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.”

Good advice indeed. Stay cool this week – and ensure all of your gaming devices do too.

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