Edit: It has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch OS video we have provided below could have been captured on a stolen device. According to a Nintendo representative on IGN, several devices have been stolen. Below is a transcript from Nintendo.
“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.”
Below is the original story along with the Nintendo Switch OS video.
Something Nintendo has kept very secretive about the Switch is exactly how the services and software will work on board the system itself. Very little is known about the operating system of the Switch but all of that has just changed thanks to a video leak in which someone captured indirect footage of the system software itself.
Thanks to Reddit user, LightKiosk, we have a first glimpse at how you’ll be navigating the system menus on the first boot up. Like competing consoles, the Switch will initially begin with a prompt on creating your Nintendo Account and customizing your profile. Some stand out moments include the addition of Nintendo character themed profile pictures as well a dark mode for the operating system theme. Of course the operating system software may not be in its final version number so the video provided could very well be a different experience from the final release build. Either way make sure to check out the full video below and enter our Nintendo Switch giveaway.