Guys, it’s cool - Nintendo’s got it all covered.
In reference to this cool news. Screenshot taken from this Nintendo page. Unrelated to this, but Nintendo makes some very pretty PDFs for their investors.
Yeah, but… Let’s Players… are using their product? I’m not sure I see a problem?
Let’s Plays are as legally shakey of a prospect as selling fanart. It shouldnt shock anyone when the owner say “Hey… you’re making money off my stuff.”
And it’s still better than Nintendo shutting these channels down and forcing them to remove their stuff.
“Waaaaaah, the money I earned by doing absolutely nothing is being taken away from me waaaaah”
seriously though, making a Lets Play channel that gets sponsored is FREE MONEY.
If Nintendo wants to claim the money that you get for playing THEIR games then that’s completely justified.
Not to say their aren’t exceptions. Chip & Ironicus do some amazingly well-informed commentary and great editting. They’re also really, really funny to boot!
Outside of them and the Game Grumps… there’s not much else I can think of who put, you know, effort into it all.