Man sues NetEase after his friend sells a US$1.4 million game character for US$500
The court intervened and NetEase revocated the transaction while the buyer got nearly US$13,000 in damages
A man in China took his friend to court for selling a game character he spent US$1.4 million on for just US$552.
But the moment the character was seen on NetEase’s in-game marketplace, it was snatched up by another buyer.
The case was ultimately settled with the mediation of a judge online. NetEase revoked the transaction, and the plaintiff paid the buyer 90,000 yuan (US$12,789) in damages. After the settlement, the local court in Sichuan posted on social media that the case was a great example of the protection of digital assets, and it warned gamers not to spend too much in video games.