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With temperatures soaring across the globe, Nintendo has issued a warning to players against using the Switch in very hot conditions.
Japan recently experienced its hottest June on record, with temperatures regularly exceeding 35C in Tokyo and reaching a record 40.2C in the city of Isesaki.
Dangerous heatwaves are also currently affecting parts of Europe, China, south-west and central US.
In a message on its Japanese Twitter account (via Nintendo Life), Nintendo advised users against using Switch in conditions above 35C, and warned them not to block the system’s air intake and exhaust vents.
“If the Nintendo Switch is used in an area with high temperatures, the temperature of the device may become high; use the device in an area with temperatures between 5°C and 35°C (41-86°F),” it said.
“Also, if the air intake and exhaust vents are blocked, the temperature of the device may increase. Please ensure good ventilation around the air intake and exhaust vents.”
Nintendo recently launched a new subscription service for Switch repairs in Japan.
Priced at 200 yen per month ($1.50/£1.20) or 2,000 yen per year ($15/£12), Wide Care is billed as “a flat-rate repair warranty service that can be subscribed to at any time”.
Earlier today Nintendo announced that a new Kirby game will be released this summer.
Kirby’s Dream Buffet is a multiplayer game where players compete against each other by rolling their Kirbys around food-filled stages.
The Switch title will include four levels, with the aim being to eat as much food as possible throughout.