Earlier this week we reported on videos of the Nintendo Switch console that a NeoGAF user posted online, claiming that he had obtained the unit two weeks prior to the official release date from an “unnamed store.” Nintendo doesn’t believe that story. The company is actually saying that the leaked Nintendo Switch was actually stolen “by employees of a U.S. distributor.”


NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot posted videos showing the user interface of the Nintendo Switch in action. While we didn’t get to see any games running on the console we did get a good look at the UI. He says that he has now shipped the unit back to Nintendo which the company says was stolen by the employees of one of its distributors in the United States.

The NeoGAF user didn’t say why he decided to just send the unit back but some other users are of the view that he was simply pressured by Nintendo into returning the leaked Switch console.

“I understand why they want it back and it sounds like that Switch might have been obtained in not the legalist of ways before I received it so them wanting it back is within their rights,” he later said, adding that he wasn’t aware that the Switch was stolen until after he made and uploaded the videos online and that it was only after he found that the unit was stolen that he decided to send it back to the company.

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