One of the most popular games so far in 2020 is Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a game that in addition to breaking sales records has generated a tremendous amount of reaction from the community, including organizing groups, forums and everything type of pages to promote trade and exchange within the game.
It’s one thing to trade any item with berries or Nook Mile Tickets as a bargaining chip, but the moment real money comes into play is where things no longer seem too good to Nintendo, as these kinds of actions violate the terms of service that the game has established.
In countries like Japan, the existence of Twitter accounts and Internet pages that have done business with the sale of villagers and other objects have come to attention, charging up to 5,000 to 8,000 yen for the most sought-after characters in the game. It is enough to take a quick turn through pages like eBay to realize that also in the West the sale of villagers and other objects in exchange for real money is very common.
Given this, Nintendo has already declared that this type of conduct violates its terms, so individual actions will be taken reviewing each of the cases.