So it turns out that those Nintendo Switch’s certain gamers were getting their hands on were stolen, and they had to pay full price for them.
After covering hiphoptherobot’s “early access” story, IGN reached out to Nintendo for a comment on the recent events. This is what they had to say:
“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.”
Fortunately the issue is being resolved as “the individuals have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.” As for hiphoptherobot, while his Switch has been taken back, he is not in any trouble whatsoever with the Big N.
This post was written by Solid Jack