Nintendo agrees with everyone: it’s very hot outside. So much so that it seems fitting to tweet a PSA to dissuade Nintendo Switch owners from taking their consoles outside.
Nintendo Switch portability lends itself well to relaxing outdoor gaming sessions. But as a summer heat wave envelops the globe, Nintendo is eager to pour some ice water on that notion.
“Playing a Nintendo Switch in a high temperature area can increase the temperature of the console. Use the console in areas between 5 and 35°C (41 – 95°F).
“Also, blocking the air intake and vents can cause the console to heat up. Please allow good ventilation around these vents.”
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Too hot for the Switch
Nintendo’s PSA may be aimed at Japanese audiences, but it’s a warning that Switch owners around the world will likely want to heed. Extremely hot temperatures are making the general public suffer across the world.
In New York, temperatures are expected to reach 34°C next week. It’s a similar story in London, where it can reach 36°C (97°F). Likewise, high temperatures were also recorded recently in Tokyo, which likely prompted Nintendo to issue the warning in the first place.
While damage to your Nintendo Switch console is not necessarily guaranteed in hot weather, it can adversely affect internal components. Fortunately, your Switch will shut itself down if the heat is too hot to handle, but it’s best not to let the console get to that point.