Hacker arrested for selling altered Zelda: Breath of the Wild data

We have some important news related to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Apparently, a modder of the game has recently been arrested.

The man in question is Tokyo-based Ichimin Sho, a Chinese modder who posted a Japanese advert claiming to be selling “final save data” for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U title. This was modified game data that Sho made at the request of buyers for an average of around 3,500 yen ($32).

After Niigata Prefectural Police posed as a customer, the 27-year-old man was arrested earlier this week for violating Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Law. Following this, the mod admitted to the charges and acknowledged that he had been making these modifications since December 2019, making a profit of around ¥10 million by circumventing Nintendo Switch’s technical restrictions. The curious thing is that Sho was apparently not the one making the modifications, but rather an unidentified accomplice.