Nintendo issue battery warning that could make your Switch unplayable
Important information for any Switch users.
Nintendo have issued an official warning via their social media channels to Switch users about a potential issue with the battery of the handheld device that could make it completely unplayable.
Six years since its release, and with one of the most anticipated games of 2023 about to arrive, Nintendo clearly want to inform any passive players of their portable consoles to prepare themselves in case they're about to turn the Switch on again for the first time in a while.
— 任天堂サポート (@nintendo_cs) April 17, 2023
The warning tweet translates to: "Lithium-ion batteries built into game consoles may become unable to charge if left unused for a long period of time. Please charge the battery once every six months."
However, as GameRant reports, this may just be a preventative measure, with no official word on if this will fix the Switch batteries that users may have already left turned off for six months or more. If these aren't working, the only way to remedy the issue might be to completely replace the lithium-ion batteries through Nintendo's official customer service centres.
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