The Nintendo Switch is only 2 weeks away from launch, and is easily one of the most anticipated consoles in Nintendo history. However, there have been an unusual amount of leaks recently concerning it.
Mainly, video and pictures taken of the consoles user interface, and the functions and abilities it has. While this has been great for some, Nintendo looked hard into it, and it was revealed that this “purchased” Switch’s were in fact distributed illegally. Nintendo released a statement to IGN about it:
“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.”
While this may seem like harsh punishment, you need to remember that Nintendo and its items are part of a business, and there are laws against the illegal selling of merchandise before the publishers desired release date. Learn from this please.