So, I was going to ignore this...until you made some assertions about me that I feel the urge to clarify. So...a few more things. I support people having the ability to make Nintendo fan games, but not because I get any kind of a"benefit" out of them. I've never actually played a Nintendo fan game. I've heard good things about some of the projects, but I've little motivation to play AMR2 when I already have the original on my 3DS. Personally, I'd only be interested in a remake I can play on a Nintendo portable without jail breaking it.
I support fan games because they have proven to not only be harmless, but can also lead to people getting professional careers. That upcoming Sonic Mania game is being made by a fan game designer. His work so impressed the people at SEGA that they actually went ahead and hired him, and now he is doing great work with them. Freedom Planet likewise started as a Sonic fan game. Who knows what that AMR2 guy is gonna go on to do? Maybe he's gonna go on to design a Metroidvania style game that we will all be able to play on our Switchs some day. And on top of that, most of them are crap, or at least lower quality then what Nintendo themselves puts out. This is true for most fan works in general. The few that aren't are often scratching certain itches within the fan community that Nintendo doesn't seem to have any interest in. Like that AMR2 game, or that Psycho Waluigi game. Some people have been wanting a graphical update to Metroid 2, or a game that stars Waluigi. Not enough for Nintendo to spend money on a project, but enough for a few impassioned fans to go ahead and do it. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. And if Nintendo ever does decide to make a Metroid 2 remake or Waluigi game, it will surely be of higher quality than these releases were.
And I already said I don't care the guy got his Switch early. I thought it was kind of neat, actually. I ALMOST watched the videos he posted (which would have translated to benefitting from it, FYI) but I decided not to spoil it for myself, since it's not every year I can open up a brand new console.
The problem here is that it was literally stolen from a distributor and sold for profit. That is, at a bare minimum, a criminal misdemeanor (thouh given multiple Switchs were stolen, it could easily have been a felony). This is somehing the thieves could literally go to jail for. And as I said before, I got no sympathy for these people. And that wouldn't change even if I've had the Switch in my hands for two years. That said, I hope the guy who made the video didn't know. I hope he doesn't get punished if he didn't know. Hell, I hope Nintendo sends him a Switch, given that he was cooperative. Your right: the video also surely showed a lot of love for Nintendo (again, wouldn't know, didn't watch).
But there is a world of difference between making a fan game tribute and releasing it for free, and committing a misdemeanor/felony crime by stealing several game consoles from a distributor you work for, and selling them for profit.
And I am not only not walking proof, but you still have absolutely no proof for your hypocrisy claim. I mean, even if you want to ignore everything I said, dismiss all the nuances, fact is I didn't say anything until AFTER you complained about hypocrisy that, as far as you've been able to prove, doesn't exist outside of me (though I don't think you've made a compelling case for me either).