It has been a controversial week with the Nintendo Switch as someone from NeoGAF had gotten the console early, but it looks like there is more to the story. Yesterday, the NeoGAF user who received the unit had revealed that “Nintendo has the console back”. He says once he learned it was possibly stolen he “didn’t feel comfortable keeping it”. The user now doesn’t have the Switch but also won’t be getting his money back as he has allegedly purchased stolen goods. Keep in mind he probably spent more than $300 to get the Switch early.
Nintendo has issued a statement confirming what has happened and that they were stolen from a distributor in America and one of them resold.
“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.”