You may or may not have seen that some eager Nintendo fans managed to obtain and show off the Switch systems on sites like YouTube. Well it turns out those consoles weren’t sold through regular methods, instead they were apparently stolen from a US based distributor and illegally resold.
Nintendo released an official statement reading
Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer. Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a U.S. distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.
Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, and we look forward to everyone being able to discover the wonders of the new system for themselves at that time.
Nintendo has been unnecessarily private about the console even though it hits retail stores in a matter of weeks. That kind of privacy has lead to leaks replacing factual information from official sources about things such as the system specs regarding what is under the hood of their new machine.
The Nintendo Switch launches on the 3rd March 2017.