Individuals involved have been identified.
Remember those interface videos for the Nintendo Switch that made their way online last week, which had us thinking they came from a retail unit that mistakenly got out? In a statement to IGN, Nintendo clarified that several such units were actually stolen.
“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.”
The Nintendo Switch is out March 3rd 2017. What are your thoughts on the whole incident and the Switch consoles currently out in the wild? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.