Developer / Publisher

Nintendo

Nintendo
Parent Company

N/A

Subsidiaries

1-Up Studio

iQue

Monolith Soft

NDcube

Nintendo Software Technology

Retro Studios

Summary

YouTube Monetization:

Yes

Twitch Subscriber Streams: 

No

Example Games
  • Animal Crossing franchise

  • Donkey Kong franchise

  • EarthBound franchise

  • Fire Emblem franchise

  • F-Zero franchise

  • Kirby franchise

  • The Legend of Zelda franchise

  • Luigi's Mansion franchise

  • Mario Kart franchise

  • Mario Party franchise

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*

  • Metroid franchise

  • Pikmin franchise

  • Pokemon franchise

  • Splatoon series

  • Star Fox franchise

  • Super Mario franchise

  • Super Smash Bros franchise

  • Yoshi franchise

Details and Conditions

From Nintendo's Game Content Guidelines for Online Video & Image Sharing Platforms:


"You may monetize your videos and channels using the monetization methods separately specified by Nintendo. Other forms of monetization of our intellectual property for commercial purposes are not permitted."


"We encourage you to create videos that include your creative input and commentary. Videos and images that contain mere copies of Nintendo Game Content without creative input or commentary are not permitted. You may, however, post gameplay videos and screenshots using Nintendo system features, such as the Capture Button on Nintendo Switch, without additional input or commentary."


"If you want to use the intellectual property of a third party, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary third-party permissions."


*That last point can relate to games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, which features licenced characters from Marvel and Disney.

See more details by clicking the "source" link below.

What it Means

  • Videos and streams ARE allowed

  • You CAN monetize on YouTube and Twitch with ads and subscriptions

  • You CANNOT sell or charge for access to your content (this would include Twitch "subscriber only" streams or selling merchandise)

  • Any licensed IP or music not owned by the publisher are not covered by this policy

  • You MUST include "additional input and commentary"