Nintendo Switch Operating System, Menu Details Leak

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Storage space, menu music, and more reportedly revealed.

UPDATE: According to Nintendo, early Switch systems in the wild were stolen by employees of a distributor in the United States and illegally resold.

A Nintendo representative provided the following statement to IGN:

"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."

Original story follows:

A new YouTube video showcases more of the Nintendo Switch's user interface, including its menus, the process for creating a new system user, and more.

A video uploaded by hiphoptherobot posted to NeoGAF apparently reveals the Switch from its start-up out of the box through the process of creating an account on the system and scanning through the system's settings.

Among the notable aspects of the video is the system's revealed internal storage space, which is listed as only 25.9 GB. Nintendo has previously said the system will have 32 GB of internal memory — though Nintendo has said the Switch will support up to 2TB Micro SDXC cards — so this video could be an indication of the amount of space the operating system takes up in the system.

Nintendo Switch Storage Space Setting Screen, via hiphoptherobot

Nintendo Switch Storage Space Setting Screen, via hiphoptherobot

The video also shows the process for creating a user on the system, including creating a name and selecting an icon — the system here features a set of Nintendo-related images, from characters like Bowser to items Link's Hylian Shield and Master Sword.

Nintendo User Account Creation, via hiphoptherobot

Nintendo User Account Creation, via hiphoptherobot

The video also shows that the Switch tablet screen can be customized with themes, though only "Basic White" and "Basic Black" options are available at the moment.

Nintendo Switch Theme Options, via hiphoptherobot

Nintendo Switch Theme Options, via hiphoptherobot

The video also runs through the various icons previously seen in the brief previous glimpses of the Switch's OS. The News icon brings players to a tiled page that offers information about various aspects of the system, the Nintendo eShop, the Albums page where screenshots will be stored, a Controllers tab for connecting new Joy-Cons and checking battery life, and a System Settings icon. The previously mentioned themes and storage information are found in this last tab, as are options for a sleep mode, screen lock, Mii and Amiibo options, and setting for when the Switch is connected to a TV.

According to hiphoptherobot, a retailer sent the preordered Switch early, thoughhiphoptherobot declined to say what outlet and to where the system was shipped.

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

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IGN has reached out to Nintendo for comment on the video and will update this story should they respond.

A set of design documents that appeared on Reddit also seemingly leak the Switch's internal specifications and more.

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The Switch officially launches on March 3, and among its launch lineup is The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild, which will receive a season pass, Nintendo recently revealed. Nintendo also indicated the ability for up to 10 Switches to be connected locally recently, while also announcing a Splatoon 2 demo coming next month.

Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.