News is filtering through from Japan that the Governement there are set to look into a small spate of cases involving the PlayStation Vita overheating, as reported by Andriasang.
There have been no injuries thus far, but with other technology (such as the 1st generation iPod Nano) having made tabloid headlines for trouser burnings and pocket infernos, further investigation was deemed warranted.
The total reported cases stands at thirty one worldwide for the period from its launch (December 2011) until June. The low number, and lack of significant consequences recorded, means a recall of any kind is not on the cards, with Sony claiming that the issue is not an inherent flaw of the Vita’s design.
The increased temperatures seem localised to the point at which the charger is placed into the body of the console during the process of recharging, and Sony believe the cause is likely linked to liquids or foreign objects being involved.