The Nintendo Switch console promotional image.

Early Nintendo Switch Systems Stolen And Illegally Resold

The first unboxing video for the Nintendo Switch appeared online earlier this week, and Nintendo has now confirmed that some of the systems were stolen.

The theft took place from a US distributor partner, and Nintendo has now given a statement to IGN confirming that the people responsible have been fired and are being investigated by law enforcement.

Here is the full statement:

“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.”

The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 for $300.