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This Man Arrested For Selling Modified Save Data Zelda: BOTW

A report has emerged that a man has been arrested in Tokyo, Japan for selling a modified copy of the save data from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.

The 27-year-old Chinese man has now been caught by the Japanese authorities. According to reports, he has made about 10 million yen or the equivalent of 1.3 billion rupiah from selling this modified copy of Zelda’s save data.

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In more detail, this modification itself will give buyers stats, abilities, and items as requested. For one copy, the man sold for 3,500 yen, or about 460 thousand rupiah before the Japanese authorities intervened.

For those of you who don’t know, modifying a game has been illegal in Japan since 2022. No wonder that this man has now been arrested by the authorities for violating the law.

Not the first time it happened

This 13 Billion Man Arrested For Selling Modified Save Data Zelda Breath Of The Wild
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The case of modifying a game is not the first time this has happened in Japan. Previously there were several cases involving games made by Nintendo such as Pokemon Sword and Shield and others.

What’s more, we all know that Nintendo is constantly trying hard to crack down on people like this, especially for their games. What is your opinion about this? Give your feedback.

sources: Soranews24

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