Portable consoles featuring internal batteries need to be charged occasionally to maintain the health of the battery, as a drained battery left for a long time can run into problems. Nintendo has reminded people of this fact with a tweet about the Switch, and it’s gone viral.
The Japanese Nintendo support information account made the tweet below on September 28. It translates to “The battery built into the game console may become unchargeable if it has not been charged or used for too long. Please charge it once every six months.”
— 任天堂サポート (@nintendo_cs) September 28, 2020
This is an issue that few owners of the system have likely thought about, but it’s also a solid reminder for the health of the older systems that are gathering dust on shelves and in cupboards, from the Game Boy Advance SP to the Nintendo 3DS. Owners of the Sony