So, Nintendo’s in the crapshoot lately. Their abysmal sales of the Nintendo Wii U and the rather stale lineup of Nintendo games, made this “entertainment” company suffer quite a few losses in market share.
Nintendo is resorting to a lot of new moves just to make sure that the entertainment company will still be afloat in the coming months.
During a recent interview, Nintendo’s new president, Tatsumi Kimishima, dropped a lot of bombs. He states that the company is seriously considering their venture into the movie space.
Furthermore, he is also quick to add that the new Nintendo NX will be released in March 2017 but he didn’t disclose any more information about the upcoming console.
I think that all of these are to ensure that Nintendo will still be relevant in the years to come. And rightfully so, their standing on the market right now is not good, to say the least.
Just when people think that Nintendo is striking back towards its former glory, a new issue has arisen, and it is not good for the entertainment company.
You’ve probably already known the game “Minecraft”. Minecraft is a multi-platform game where your job is to create different structures and lands by utilizing different graphical sprites.
The game is also available on the Nintendo Wii U as well. At least, this game is garnering good reviews and people who own a Nintendo Wii U has probably bought this game for the console.
Just recently, Nintendo allowed the developers of Minecraft to port some of Nintendo’s iconic characters into the game via a DLC or Downloadable Content.
You can put Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and a slew of other Nintendo characters to your liking.
Most of these people are showcasing their own Minecraft levels by recording their Minecraft games and uploading it to the popular video streaming site, Youtube.
Just when people think it is normal to do so, this is where the problem starts. Apparently, Nintendo wants in on the money you will be making when people view your videos pertaining to the Minecraft and the Nintendo characters’ DLC.
In short, they want royalties. You see, when you upload a video on Youtube and you get a ton of views, you will get money in return.
Nintendo is quick to drain your money, though, because apart from banning your video due to copyright issues, the entertainment company wants a huge sum of your money that you got from Youtube.
According to PewDiePie, when people are uploading content to Youtube that showcases the Nintendo characters, it is the streamers that give benefit to Nintendo by giving the DLC exposure.
Minecraft is a popular game and with the Nintendo DLC, it gets even more popular. Fans of the game will give Nintendo more service because of the free exposure to their own channels.
But because of this, people might ditch Nintendo products in the future. I hope that is not so as I am a Nintendo fan myself. I just want this issue to be resolved in a peaceful manner.
As of the time of writing, Nintendo hasn’t issued anything about the matter. Hopefully, they will address the public soon.