PewDiePie Unsatisfied With Nintendo Partnership Program
Many YouTubers, including PewDiePie, are unsatisfied with Nintendo’s new partnership program.
Nintendo recently announced that they will be starting a new partner program to share the profits made from advertisements with YouTubers, should they register their channel or video’s. Many YouTubers see this as a problem. Not because YouTubers get a share of the money, but because the other share goes to Nintendo.
“What Nintendo is missing out on completely,” stated the famous YouTuber Felix Kjellberg — better known as PewDiePie — through his tumblr-page, “is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube and YouTubers. What better way to sell or market a game, than from watching someone else that you like playing it and enjoying themselves?”
Pewds used the story behind Minecraft‘s immense success as an example. Only one man — Markus “Notch” Persson — made that game, yet it blew up (no Creeper pun intended), partially thanks to the YouTube video’s many people made.
“I also think this is a slap in the face of the YouTube channels that focus on Nintendo game exclusively. The people who have helped and showed passion for Nintendo’s community are the ones left in the dirt the most,” Kjellberg continued.
PewDiePie isn’t the only YouTuber unsatisfied with this chance, though. Many others, including Ohmwrecker, Jim Sterling and TotalBiscuit shared their opinions with the world.
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