Nintendo is finally (somewhat) giving into the demands of the gaming community, working with YouTube to create an affiliate program that will allow video creators to earn revenue with the content they upload. The information comes from Nintendo’s official Twitter account (translation needed).
Previously, Nintendo had began flagging countless videos for copyright as a way to stop creators from earning any form of revenue. Now, as long as you are a part of this new affiliate program, you will be able to share revenue with Nintendo for your uploads.
Specific details have yet to be revealed by Nintendo, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see it announced at E3, or shortly thereafter. FanSided has reached out to Nintendo for more information, and will update this post should a response be received.
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While this is a major step in the right direction, I’m not sure it will go that far in making the “Let’s Play” community forgive the company just yet, but it definitely won’t hurt. This program, though allowing creators to earn money, will still give Nintendo control over what goes online, and will let them decide what they feel has the most earning potential.