You may have seen some people claiming to already have a Nintendo Switch in their possession. Many of these people are probably media outlets but a few of them are not.

It turns out that some undisclosed number of Switch units were stolen by a distributor of the hardware located within the United States. Nintendo didn't let that slip by, not by a long shot.
"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."

That's right, Nintendo ensured that the thieves were fired from their job and they are ensuring that the authorities investigate the robbery. That really didn't take long at all between when the news started to circulate some time in the middle of the week up to now.

The statement by Nintendo was issued to IGN.