Leaked Nintendo Switch Unit Turned Out to Be Stolen

Over the past few days, fans have been gawking over the Switch UI leaked video. While at first NeoGaf user hiphoptherobot claimed he got it early from an unnamed store, it turns out that he bought it from an unknown seller who actually stole it.

Rather than choosing to keep it or sell it, hiphoptherobot decided to comply with Nintendo and send the unit back. Here’s what Nintendo had to say regarding the package (via IGN).

 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.

It sucks that he paid for it and will most likely not get a refund, but I guess he knew the gamble he was getting himself into. Let this also be a warning for anyone who notices leaked Switch units: bear in mind that it might have “fallen off the truck” and the guy who is selling it to you is overcharging you for stolen goods. There’s only two weeks left to go so might as well wait it out.


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