Someone stole Nintendo's new game console 2 weeks before it arrives — here's what happened

Nintendo’s new video game console, the Switch, doesn’t arrive until March 3. But at least one person already got their hands on one.

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That person — gaming forum user “hiphoptherobot,” from NeoGAF — says the console was stolen. Not by him (allegedly), but by an unnamed person “somewhere down the chain.” When the user found out the Nintendo Switch was a stolen console, the user says he or she did not “feel comfortable keeping it” — and it’s since been returned to Nintendo.

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But last week — when “hiphoptherobot” started posting videos of the console in action — the user said the Switch was accidentally sent early from a retailer.

So, what’s going on? Here’s what we know.

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On February 17, the first video of the Switch — in the wild — showed up on Vidme.

It showed off the setup process of the console — nothing too thrilling, but stuff nobody had seen yet.

The video is still up, and you can see it in full right here:

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