Remember when we posted about a few people getting early Nintendo Switch units and how one person released footage of the console’s UI via video? The person who shared the video showing off the UI was sold a stolen unit and when asked about things, sent the system back to Nintendo without any hard feelings/problems. However, the people that stole the Switch units had Nintendo given the following comment.
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.
To put it bluntly, Nintendo isn’t playing around. They are angry with Switch’s getting out in the wild and took immediate action.