Getting your favourite character in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be a chore. Endless grinding to get Marina, Raymond or Marshall – to name a few – isn’t to everyone’s taste and there are some websites out there that are offering players a shortcut: they’re willing to take cash off you in exchange for your favourite islander. In Japan, for example, such transactions are rife with characters being bought for 5000-8000 yen a pop. Well, Nintendo has spoken out about it and it has stated that it violates its terms of service.
Japanese website J-cast spoke to a Nintendo representative recently and they had this to say:
“Customers cannot make real money trades (acts of buying and selling points, other virtual currencies, etc. in real currencies) with respect to the Nintendo Network and Nintendo Network Contents.”
Nintendo has stated that they will deal with each transaction on a case-by-case basis.