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Nintendo Switch Overheating & Warping Claim users

If you purchased one of the new Nintendo Swich gaming consoles you may start to regret it, with users reporting that the devices are heating up and warping.

Plagued by problems the Japanese machine which has been in short supply and facing major issues over their problematic Joy Con Controller, now has another problem which has resulted in hundreds of owners ending up with devices where the cheap plastic body has bent out of shape.

Nintendo has openly acknowledged that the Switch can get pretty warm when docked for serious gaming sessions.One user has claimed the console is getting so toasty it’s caused the entire console to warp.

Nintendo Australia’s dipstick PR Manager Kirsty Skuller who recently claimed that she had never heard of ChannelNews and SmartHouse has not commented on the issue or identified whether any Australian customers have returned consoles due to overheating.

Taking to Reddit, user ‘_NSR’ posted an image of their Switch with a distinct bend to its plastic body.

The image reveals that the console has been snapped with a notable curve to its body.

The user claims that this has been caused solely by the console overheating while docked, with the Switch’s small inbuilt air vents unable to dissipate enough heat to keep the console cool.

“The Nintendo Switch is starting to warp while only being in dock mode,” the Reddit post reads.

Instead of being boxed in, the Switch owner has stated that their console has been sat “atop my receiver, out in the open,” and that “It’s only about 8-inches off the ground, it was the most open area near my TV.”

They added: “It does get very hot, considering how small the system is and it is outputting Breath of the Wild for long periods of time on a big screen, it may be too much for it to handle.”

Since the original post, other users have identified similar claims.

Nintendo has yet to comment on the claims.

The Japanese gaming giant has looked to rectify issues elsewhere, however. Nintendo has already discussed fixes for the bug which sees the blue Joy-Con controller intermittently lose its connection with the console.

It’s advised that those experiencing the problem keep their console away from aquariums and Wi-Fi emitting electronics.