Heatwaves are popping up all over the world right now. Kotaku HQ in New York is currently sweltering in 90 degrees, while we’re being issued governmental warnings for record-breaking temperatures even on this most drizzly of isles where I’m based in the UK. In both places, heat over what I’m now calling The Nintendo Limit is expected early next week.

Similar temperatures are being predicted for Nintendo’s home in Kyoto, Japan next week, while mainland Europe has already experienced a record-breaking lethal heatwave during June, set to pick up again this weekend.

Of course, if you live in, say, Texas, or Portugal, or Australia, you’re likely emitting a pitying laugh at this point, staring at your blank-faced Switch, while quietly melting into a nearby bucket.


Hopefully the Switch Pro will be designed with a hotter planet in mind.