Earlier this week, NeoGaf user hiphoptherobot claimed that an unknown retailer had accidentally shipped him a Nintendo Switch early. The UI sounds, combined with the capacitive touchscreen, appears to offer a more modern experience than the sluggish eShop on Nintendo's current handheld, the 3DS.
It turns out the the Nintendo Switch GAF user Hiphoptherobot received two weeks early from an "unnamed store" was actually stolen "by employees of a US distributor".
It's almost two weeks until the official release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's latest console. In the case of a lost, stolen, or defunct system, only Nintendo itself could restore purchases to an affected user.
In the short video demonstration, the lucky gamer quickly goes through the setup process, selecting the system language and briefly browsing through the various options in the user interface.
The untimely leak, because of one Switch Unit was out and was released with full box contents, actually led Nintendo to start an investigation. As reported by Polygon, when Nintendo launched its Wii U back in 2012, there were a lot of said promises on what the platform meant.
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He added that he didn't become aware the system was stolen until after posting his unboxing online, and that he understands why Nintendo would want it returned.
While it's still possible that Sony could do something with this design, it seems likely that this is just one fo those ideas that they abandoned somewhere along the way.
According to reports, a retailer mistakenly sent out the new Nintendo game console earlier than the March 3 Nintendo Switch release date.
The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, 2017 for $299.
Last month, Nintendo held a live-event explaining in detail the features associated with the Switch including upcoming video games, pricing and how the system will work.