Late last night Nintendo of America announced over twitter that the Nintendo Creators Program is ending. The controversial program started as a way to cash in on YouTube using Nintendo content. Nintendo seems to have seen the error of their ways and decided to stop the program in December.
Creators will see a payment to their associated PayPal account in February 2019 of any revenue generated from the program. Check out the full announcement below.
We are ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo game content. We will no longer ask creators to submit their videos to the NCP, and creators can continue showing their passion for Nintendo by following Nintendo’s guidelines, located at https://www.nintendo.co.jp/networkservice_guideline/index.html.
The NCP will come to a close at the end of December 2018. Please note that we are no longer accepting videos and channels, and will not review any that have been submitted, but not yet registered. The NCP website will be taken down on March 20, 2019.
We appreciate and encourage the continued support of content creators, and thank them for their dedication to helping us create smiles.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Let the Nintendo game videos commence again in peace on YouTube!
[Source: Nintendo of America]
Mike has been with NintendoFuse since January 2015 as a Social Media Manager. He has always had a passion for Nintendo games, and his favorite game series is Donkey Kong Country.