We’ve all probably heard at this point about the stolen Nintendo Switch from which leaked footage was shown. It’s now been revealed that the user who received the console two weeks early had to return it. A third party contacted him representing Nintendo and requesting that the console be returned. It turns out, this is because the console was given to him by employees from a US distributor.
While this Switch has already been returned, it wasn’t before we got a good look at a lot of information surrounding the console. From eShop accounts linked to the user rather than the console to an exclusive unboxing video, players across the world got a chance to take a look at Nintendo’s new console before it launched.
The Nintendo Switch is set to launch soon, so it should come as no surprise that fans are on the prowl, looking for opportunities to gain new information on it. While a lot of games have been announced for the launch window, there’s still plenty we have yet to hear about. For instance, news on a virtual console service has been absolutely silent. Even the details on the supposedly paid online service haven’t been particularly well vocalized.
This is admittedly surprising, as less than two weeks remain until the console’s launch. Still, Nintendo likely has plans to discuss more openly as we near the launch of the console. PAX East also takes place in Boston just a week after the launch of the Switch, so hopefully Nintendo has something in store.