Authorities in Japan have started looking into the PS Vita overheating problem.
According to Wired, 31 cases of the gaming console overheating on owners have now been recorded.
A majority of those cases have been reported in Japan with 21 out of the total being owners of PS Vita overheating units located in the country.
This has prompted the Japan National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) to conduct an investigation into the PS Vita overheating glitch.
NITE is an independent body which evaluates the safety of consumer electronics devices.
However, Sony is maintaining that the PS Vita overheating problem is not caused by their hardware or their software.
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, in a press release, said that:
“Rarely, when the PS Vita or multi-use terminal on its USB cable have foreign matter or liquids on them and are connected for charging, etc., a partial short that leads to the terminal burning out can occur. Symptoms of this can include the console becoming unable to charge or start up. However, this phenomenon is not a safety problem.”
Sony does not plan a recall because of the PS Vita overheating hiccup, the Yomiuri Shimbun has reported.
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