A popular Japanese YouTuber had top make an interesting call to Nintendo recently. It would appear, through some fault of his own, his trained fish accidentally went on a spending spree. Mutekimaru programmed a way for his pet fish to play the Nintendo Switch, and his most popular videos feature groups of tetra fish playing video games.
So….the fish were able to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill? Pretty impressive for some tetras. Granted, the whole ordeal took the fish several hours to “hack into the payments and settings.” Heck. they even checked the terms and conditions at one point.
Mutekimaru engineered and installed sophisticated motion detection tracking software in fish tanks, enabling the fish to remotely control a Nintendo Switch console. He set it up to play the newest Pokémon game when the game crashed. Mutekimaru walked away to do other things. By the time he got back, the damage had been done, and all while on a livestream.
While the amount was small (500JP¥ or around $4 USD), since it was technically an unauthorized purchase, Mutekimaru treid to call and get his money back. Nintendo has not commented on the situaiton. We imagine whoever took that call was pretty surprised to hear the old, “My fish used my credit card” line. Wonder if that’s like “My dog ate my homework” here in the states.