Nintendo Switch Used to Capture UI and Unboxing was Stolen

Nintendo Switch that was used to record footage was one of several that have been stolen from a U.S. distributor.

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We reported that NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot posted videos from a Nintendo Switch they claimed arrived two weeks early by mistake on Thursday. It turns out that Nintendo Switch was one of the several units stolen by employees of a U.S. distributor and had been illegally resold to the NeoGAF user.

After catching wind of the NeoGAF posts, Nintendo investigated the situation and released the following statement to IGN.

Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a US 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.

Hiphoptherobot has since given the stolen Nintendo Switch back to Nintendo and stated that they had unknowingly bought a stolen Switch. "Nintendo has the console back, and I am personally not in any trouble," they said on a NeoGAF thread.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, and if someone offers you one before that, it's probably shady. 

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