You have most certainly already seen the images that have been floating around the internet of a retail Nintendo Switch that had supposedly been mistakenly sold before time.

Well, Nintendo issued a statement to IGN explaining the situation:

“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.”

We can only assume that Nintendo ninjas are in pursuit of these felons and will shed their blood very, very soon.

This event gave us some more info on the Nintendo Switch, not much, not that interesting but:

  1. Games purchased on the online store will be tied to the account – great Nintendo, only 10 years late.
  2. From the 32 Gb of internal memory only 25,9 Gb will be available, the rest being reserved for OS.

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