Nintendo Switch Operating System Video Appears After Console Accidentally Sent Out Early

That's certainly one potential bonus for preordering.

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A retailer has accidentally sent out a Nintendo Switch two weeks ahead of launch, it would seem.

NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot today posted a picture on the forum, claiming they had been sent a system early. To prove this, they've since published a video showing the initial setup process for the system, as well as its main menu and settings. We'd gotten a brief look at its menu a few times before, but much of this is new.

You can see all of this in the video above. It's possible Nintendo will force it to be taken down, but it remains online as of this writing.

Perhaps most importantly, we learn the system apparently has 25.9 GB of free space out of the box. This can be expanded further with microSDXC cards up to 2 TB in size.

As for how this ended up in their hands, hiphoptherobot says they simply got lucky.

"[I]t isn't like I grabbed it off the back of a truck or anything," they wrote. "I just happened to get lucky because unnamed store decided to ship early for whatever reason."

They noted that they were contemplating selling it to make up for the cost of home repairs but expressed concern that Nintendo could intervene.

Switch officially launches worldwide on March 3 for $300.

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Imo the switch peripherals are far too expensive 60 pounds for a joy pad is ridiculous

And the top games being £59.99 is also a bit much if you ask me it's like Nintendo are trying to win back some ££ lost from the failed wiiu days

How this will turn out in the end is anyone's guess

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Those 2007 bezels are delicious.

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I bought a Wii u . The first 2 years will be all slightly upgraded Wii U titles and we all know this is ! Omgawd I wish them luck maybe it'll work out for them. I will purchase Wii U Zelda and wait for clearance on games. I only purchased 5 games in 4 years for it!

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So really this console is just like a PS3 on a very small screen?

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@5tu88sy: it's quite a bit more powerful than that. It's closer to the power of X1 than PS3.

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Even though the layout is different, it has a very PS4 UI vibe to it.

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Better than Wii U menus.

Pretty stream lined.

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@gamersts: Good luck, auction it off and make the a grand off of some fanboy. I wouldn't have even opened the box, just took pictures and send it to auction...

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haha of course it was sent by accident and in no way a bonus for PER ORDERING the system as it states, hmmmm.......

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Did this video just assume that you need to install games to play them on the Switch?

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@Nintendojitsu: you only need to install them if you buy it digitally. They run straight off the cartridges.

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Of course it only has 25gb of free space, this is nothing new, every phone has done this ever and you buy your hdd, it says 120gb and it only has 110gb...

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It doesn't come with any GAMES, so sell the damn thing while you can.

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If I got any console sent to me early, I would list it on ebay the same day and laugh my way to the bank...

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All I can say Mario kart 8 looks the same as wii u

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@dylan35: LOL of course!!! Same game, similar specs. Nothing to see here folks.

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@wtf_666: except you can take it on the fly

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@itchyflop: For maybe 3 hours.

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@Benny_a: ha that's true !!! ?

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@Benny_a: Still longer than you can take an Xbox or PlayStation with you.

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@Sgt_Crow: Never wanted to that nor had a reason to.

Maybe you kids take your console to playground in school, but we adults drive and than work, dont have time to play games.

Ill take much better graphics over 3hours of so called mobility that you need a backpack for

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@Benny_a: Only in your world. This "kid" most probably has a better job than you and, like a considerabel amount of employed adults over here, uses public transport a few hours a day to reach said job.

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@Sgt_Crow: Public transport?? the last time I used one was 20+ years ago, most people have cars.

Try again, Kid.

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@Benny_a: If you're a redneck US citizen, then yes. And how proud you must be.

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@Sgt_Crow: Redneck? No, Im just no Libtard that uses public transport.

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@Benny_a:

A lot of adults in populated cities rely on public transportation. Not because they don't have a car, but because it is faster and more reliable than trying to sit in traffic for an hour trying to reach your job.

People in Japan rely on this as well.

Good to see a teenager have their own car and job though, I'm proud of you!

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ok

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""They noted that they were contemplating selling it to make up for the cost of home repairs but expressed concern that Nintendo could intervene.""

wha?

is that code for ""im a scalper and cant sell this yet""

why pre order when the money could have been used straight away for these ""home repairs"" or cancel the pre order when found needed said funds ......

weird how many waiting to play this console and the one who gets it early wants to sell it already

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@Flyin3lvl:

I would sell it, why on earth would you not sell it if you got the unit a few weeks early? People will pay top money for a useless brick that won't have games for another 2 weeks... Sell it, buy one a few months later(if they sell out at launch) and be happy.

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@ArabrockermanX: Except people will wait ! so at best he'd only get retail .. and then whats the point ? its not like this is a one off limited edition !!

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@ltjohnnyrico: lol no, fanboys are horrible about this... "Leaked" hardware will go for top money. Not to mention you have websites that do hardware breakdowns that may want to run the story first...

I promise you he could sell this for at least $1000, which is roughly $700 profit(some tax taken out of it).

Of course, that's if this isn't just a press unit, in which case an attempt to sell it will surely lead to Nintendo finding out who breached a NDA.

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That dark theme looks slick.

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PR stunt. This was by no means an accident. Its to keep the hype train rolling full steam ahead.

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@fattiesgonewild

Fake News!

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@sol_invictus3: heheh

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@sol_invictus3: I prefer alternative FACTS!

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@fattiesgonewild: Fact cant be alternative, that some libtard invention.

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