Lawbreakers: Gamers selling New Horizons content breaking terms of service

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Although it has been out since March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons still brings joy to players in unique ways. However, gamers are bothered by the appearance rates of certain villagers and items. Not everyone has the time to wait days for a special friend to show up to their island. That’s why some individuals in Japan are selling content with these in-demand additions included for a real-world fee. Unfortunately, this is a direct violation of the game’s terms of service.

Dirty money in New Horizons? Say it isn’t so!

Players have been using Twitter and websites to sell their wares. Characters, in particular, can go from between 5,000 and 8,000 yen (that’s between $45 and $75 here in the U.S.).

Nintendo is aware of the practice and is not pleased. Exchanging content for yen in New Horizons is against the rules. As well as individuals, corporations like Twitter or any site that hosts this exchange are subject to legal action. The Big N will consider looking into the infringements on an individual basis. It would be best for all involved to stop before the long arm of the law comes after them.

Enthusiasts, what do you make of this money scheme in New Horizons? Let us know your thoughts on the procedure in the comment section below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.