Nintendo has just released that it will be extending its 72-hour waiting time on video approvals as they have received “a higher volume than expected”.
The gaming has-beens claim that they have been inundated with requests from YouTube stars who want to become partners.
The backlog of requests has become so long that the 72-hour waiting time for video approvals has been extended.
“Due to your enthusiasm for the program, we’re receiving a higher volume of applications to register channels & videos than expected,” the company announced on its website. “It is taking longer than we anticipated to confirm the applications. We appreciate your patience as we work through them as quickly as possible.”
One of the highest paid YouTubers PewDiePie earlier criticized Nintendo for the terms and conditions of it’s partnership programme.
PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, took to his Tumblr to write a short but very adamant post about the issues he has with Nintendo’s YouTube program. In the blog, Kjellberg starts off by acknowledging Nintendo and other publishers have the right to set up any policy they want, and explains “there’d be no ‘let’s play’ without the game to play. And we (YouTubers) are humble to this fact.”
Nintendo has the authority to take all the ad revenue (after Google’s cut) from any YouTube video that features its copyrighted content. However, if YouTubers send their videos to Nintendo for approval, the ad revenue will be split.
Considering many of these channels that upload gameplay etc are basically advertising and generating sales for Nintendo, and when compared to the likes of Microsoft and Sony probably need all the support they can get.
PewPieDie also stated.
“The people who have helped and showed passion for Nintendo’s community are the ones left in the dirt the most.”
He concluded: “There’s just so many games out there to play. Nintendo games just went to the bottom of that list.”