Nintendo Issues Statement On Stolen Nintendo Switch Units Earlier This Week


Nintendo Switch systems appeared in the wild last week after being stolen and being resold illegally. Nintendo of America has now provided a statement to IGN.

Apparently, Nintendo Switch consoles were stolen from a distributor in the US with the goal of being sold illegally. According to Nintendo, only one system was actually resold, and the individuals have been identified and are facing criminal charges.

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"Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer”, a Nintendo representative told IGN. ”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.”

Let’s hope that anxious consumers can wait a few more weeks before Nintendo officially releases its new platform worldwide.