Nintendo Bans Monetized YouTube Livestreams Of Their Games

A certain collection of content creators on the YouTube platform are in for a double dose of bad news. After possibly being affected by the Patreon-link shift, creators may also have to deal with a change made by Nintendo. YouTube live streams are no longer within the scope of the Nintendo Creators program, so creators won't be able to monetize live streams of Nintendo games without risking a strike against their account.

Reddit user Tom Nook Sawyer shared the image below and some in the forum believe that this move could be in response to the recent PewDiePie fiasco and wonder if Nintendo will be making a similar restriction on Twitch in some capacity.

If this turns out to be valid, the timing couldn't be worse for those that hoped to monetize a stream of some retro gameplay on the SNES Classic, which hit retailers and homes today. We've reached out to Nintendo for comment and we'll update this story as more information is made available.

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