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Nintendo of America Issues Statement on Stolen Switch Systems

JB2448

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http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/02/17/nintendo-switch-operating-system-menu-details-leak
Nintendo Representative said:
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.
 

Smellycat

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wow

The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.
 
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So if I got one I'd be fired from my job which doesn't sell video games?
Will I also be expelled from my university?
:p

Nintendo ninjas don't play.
I bet Nintendo wanted to do a direct x unboxing themselves
 

Fireblend

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Yeah, stolen goods definitely explain what happened. Should've either kept your mouth shut, or even better, not bought a system under suspicious circumstances.
 

Anteo

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Yeah but according to the other thread, Nintendo should have let them keep the switch.
Out of touch as always
 

James Scott

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Probably a good story for them in any case. UI has nothing wrong with it even without the day one update, it's fast, and it's an interesting story.

Good thing that they caught those that stole it as well
So, it's not a retail store shipping the console too early?
Didn't some random guy say it was shipped early?
 

Easy_D

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Holy shit. What a fucking conclusion. We all expected Nintendo to stay silent on the matter too
 
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Whoever was fired got what they deserve. No sympathy from me, if you're gonna do the crime then be prepared to do the time.
 

J@hranimo

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I thought GAF said no one would buy the Switch at launch?
GAF was right, it was bought before launch lol
 

sleepnaught

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Why would you forfeit your job and risk criminal charges for a video game system releasing only weeks away?
 

Skittzo0413

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The Nintendo of America Ninjas just aren't as good as their Japanese counterparts.

Anyway, hiphoptherobot is the real hero here, being so open about everything and showing us a great look at the UI. Hopefully he's compensated and/or given a replacement Switch on launch day.