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"Leaked" Nintendo Switch Was Stolen Says Nintendo

| 19 Feb 2017 15:52
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The guy who claims he was "just lucky" in getting a Switch two weeks early was reportedly using a stolen console.

Last week, NeoGAF user HippoTheRobot posted videos of the UI and unboxing of a Nintendo Switch - which he claims he received two weeks ahead of official release by "just being lucky" and having his retailer ship his pre-order early. Now, Nintendo is stating that actually, this is a stolen console which has been illegally 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," said Nintendo in a statement to IGN.

HippoTheRobot responded with "Not sure if I can really talk about it but I will say Nintendo has the console back and I am personally not in any trouble. Other than being out a console and the money I paid for it which really sucks with all the bills I have right now but it isn't going to be the end of the world or anything." Not sure I have too much sympathy for the guy, considering he probably paid gouged prices for what was obviously a stolen console.

Source: IGN.

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