A 50-year-old man was arrested by Tokyo police for allegedly reselling around two hundred video game consoles and games. which were intended for delivery. The suspect confessed to the allegations.
TV Asahi notes that the consoles were worth 5.8 million yen ($ 51,000) and are believed to have made over 3 million yen ($ 26,000) in profit.
Corresponding Sankei news, the suspect had been entrusted with around 200 PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switches and games. at the request of a friend who worked for a delivery company. But instead of delivering the cargo, the suspect over half of the consoles sold that day in game stores in Tokyo’s Akihabara district.
The Japanese media report that the man Mushoku (無 職) or “unemployed”. It is not uncommon for Japanese media to list the employment status of suspects in criminal proceedings. In the various reports, the relationship between the suspect and the delivery company employee is not fully worked out.
After the loot was sold, the suspect went to internet cafes across Tokyo. In Japan, internet cafes have private niches where you can sleep. There is also free Lemonade and showers, which is why some people actually live in internet cafes.
As for the money, it seems difficult to get all of the cash back. “I’m gone with you [the load] because I had money problems “, the suspect is quoted and adds:” I bet almost all of the money on horse races. “
It can still be difficult to buy new PlayStation 5s and Nintendo Switches in game shops in Japan, which is why the hardware is reasonably priced on the used market. No doubt it was easy for the suspect to resell the hardware. It probably wasn’t difficult to spend on the ponies, either.