Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Hacker Arrested For Selling Modified Save Data

Was sold online as the “ultimate save data”.

We’ve heard in the past about crackdowns on street sales of modded Nintendo hardware and games, but this story is slightly different. Back in April, Tokyo-based Chinese national Ichimin Sho posted an advertisement on a Japanese e-commerce site selling “ultimate save data” for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In reality, this ultimate save data was actually just modified data, and Sho was offering to make any changes buyers requested – such as boosted stats and abilities for the price of 3,500 yen (around $32.00 USD). One of the interested parties was actually the Niigata Prefectural Police and the 27-year-old man was arrested earlier this week under violation of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act in Japan.

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