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Japanese men hired at Amazon solely to steal Tears of the Kingdom

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Japanese men hired at Amazon solely to steal Tears of the Kingdom

In a surprising turn of events, two individuals in Japan were hired by Amazon with the ulterior motive of stealing copies of the highly anticipated game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This shocking revelation was brought to light by the renowned Japanese magazine, Shūkan Bunshun, which conducted an in-depth investigation into the matter.

The first perpetrator, a young 21-year-old, had recently landed a job at one of Amazon’s warehouses, conveniently timed just a month before the official release of the game. However, his true intentions became evident when he abruptly stopped showing up for work two days prior to the game’s release. Puzzled by his sudden disappearance, the subcontractor in charge of supervising him decided to reach out to his home. To their surprise, the phone was answered by the thief’s own mother, who casually revealed that her son was at home, engrossed in playing video games instead of fulfilling his work duties.

The truth behind the employee’s absence soon unfolded. Upon learning that the employee had been granted early access to Tears of the Kingdom, the subcontractor swiftly suspected him of pilfering a copy. Under mounting pressure, the perpetrator finally confessed that his sole motivation for taking the job was to get his hands on the coveted game. As a consequence of his actions, he was compelled to reimburse the cost of the stolen Nintendo game and was subsequently terminated from his position at Amazon.

In a similar vein, the second thief, a 24-year-old individual, executed a parallel scheme but with a slightly different objective. Instead of stealing the game itself, this cunning employee targeted the merchandise associated with The Legend of Zelda franchise, intending to sell it for personal gain. Much like the first thief, he mysteriously vanished from his workplace a couple of days prior to the game’s official release, raising suspicions among the subcontractor about his sudden “Zelda vacation.”

Shūkan Bunshun sheds light on the fact that these two cases are just a glimpse of a more widespread issue. The magazine interviewed the subcontractor, who expressed discontent with Amazon’s handling of such criminal activities. It was revealed that Amazon refrains from pressing criminal charges against the perpetrators, opting instead to terminate their employment and require them to compensate for the stolen goods.

I enjoy playing games, and gaming is a passion of mine. Among my favorite games are Tears of the Kingdom, GTA, and Cyberpunk.

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