Nintendo warns Switch users not to play in a warm environment

Nintendo is warning people that playing a Switch in environments over 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) can cause it to overheat. The warning comes as Japan, Europe, and the US experience sweltering heat waves. ⁠

“The main unit may become hot during charging or when the main unit is operating,” reads a Nintendo support page, which can lead to “low-temperature burns… if your skin is in direct contact with a hot part for a long time.” ⁠

A July 11 tweet with the initial warning was sent out in Japanese, amid Japan’s worst heat wave since 1875. It’s taken on new meaning in the past week with temperatures in the UK rising to sweltering levels. ⁠