About the Nintendo Creators Program

The Nintendo Creators Program is a service through which Nintendo gives you part of the advertising proceeds it receives from YouTube for your Nintendo-related YouTube videos.
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In the past, advertising proceeds that could be received for videos that included Nintendo-copyrighted content (such as gameplay videos) went to Nintendo, according to YouTube rules. Now, through this service, Nintendo will send you a share of these advertising proceeds for any YouTube videos or channels containing Nintendo-copyrighted content that you register.

What You Need to Begin

Google Account You can log in with the Google account you use for YouTube.
PayPal Account Your share of the advertising proceeds will be sent to this account. Please make sure that you use a PayPal account that is both verified and able to receive payments.
Click here for information on PayPal accounts.

How to Get Started

  • Use your Google account to log in.
  • Read the Terms of Service, and click on "Agree and Continue" if you accept.
  • Enter your country and language, and then enter your PayPal ID.
  • Once you are done with preregistration, we will send a confirmation e-mail to your Google account.
  • Click on the link provided in the e-mail to finalize your registration.
  • Next time you log in, all channels and videos associated with your Google account will be shown so you can register those that you want to include in this program.

Registration Rules

  1. You can register single videos or entire channels.
  2. When you register a channel, you will be eligible to receive a share of advertising revenue from Nintendo for all videos included in that channel, regardless of their content. If you only want some videos to apply to this program, please register each video individually.
  3. You can only use channels or videos that contain copyrighted content related to game titles specified by Nintendo, and they must be your original creations. Be sure your videos do not contain copyrighted material from third parties or content from unconfirmed game titles. See here for a list of Nintendo game titles specified for use with this program.
  4. It can regularly take up to three business days for your registered content to be reviewed and finalized.
  5. The advertisement revenue share is 70% for channels and 60% for videos.
    (This rate may change from time to time.)
  6. In order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and as a condition to participating in the Nintendo Creators Program, you must include the following disclosure with any videos you create that contain Nintendo content:

    I have a license to use Nintendo’s content in this video through the Nintendo Creators Program. This video is not sponsored or endorsed by Nintendo, but any advertising revenue from this video will be shared with Nintendo.

    This disclosure may be spoken (e.g., in the YouTube video) or written (e.g., in the YouTube caption or as on-screen text in the video). Regardless of format, you need to make sure the disclosure is prominently presented, easy to understand, and clearly visible and/or audible to anyone who views your video.

Advertising Revenue Payments

  1. Revenue shares will be calculated from the point that registration is complete.
  2. Revenue shares are calculated at the end of each month, and it will take up to two months for payments to be sent to your PayPal account. You can check the payment results on-screen just after you log in.
  3. Payments are made in US dollars.
  4. Payments may not be completed if
     - your PayPal account is not verified;
     - your account has been deleted; or
     - any other problem occurs with the PayPal account you registered to receive payments.

System Requirements

We recommend you meet the following system requirements before using our site. Otherwise, part of the site may not display correctly or other problems may occur.

Personal Computer

• Windows: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Chrome (latest version), or Firefox (latest version)
• Mac OS: Safari (latest version), Chrome (latest version), or Firefox (latest version)
• Allow cookies and JavaScript

Smart Device

• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Standard browser for iOS 7 or higher
• Android: Standard browser for Android 2.3/4.1 or higher
• Allow cookies and JavaScript

Wii U Internet Browser

User's Country

Your country setting must match the country selected when you registered for this program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.Who should sign up for the Nintendo Creators Program?
A.The Nintendo Creators Program is designed for people who post videos to YouTube that contain Nintendo intellectual property (including gameplay videos). Participants joining this program will receive a share of the advertising proceeds for their Nintendo-related YouTube videos. Managed Channels or Premium Partners of YouTube are not eligible and should not register for this program.
Q.I post my videos to multiple video hosting services in addition to YouTube. Will I receive the advertising proceeds from those services/sites as well?
A.No, only the advertising proceeds from YouTube will be shared through the Nintendo Creators Program.
Q.Do I have to register my videos in the Nintendo Creators Program or am I able to continue posting videos of Nintendo games to YouTube without joining the Program?
A.Registration into the Nintendo Creators Program is optional. You can continue posting videos of Nintendo games to YouTube without registering them into the Program. However, if you sign up for the Nintendo Creators Program you can receive a share of the advertising proceeds Nintendo receives from YouTube for your Nintendo-related YouTube videos.
Q.What is PayPal?
A.PayPal is a payment service used globally. Click here for details.
Q.I did not receive a confirmation e-mail to complete my registration. Where is it?
A.Please check the following:
• Make sure the confirmation e-mail has not been moved to a "Junk" or "Spam" folder by your e-mail client.
• Make sure your computer's security software is not classifying the confirmation e-mail as spam or junk mail and blocking it. Check your software's settings to verify this. Add the following domain to your safe list: r.ncp.nintendo.net.
Q.I submitted my channel or video for registration, but it hasn't been approved. When will the verification be completed?
A.Approval can take up to 72 hours from when you submit a request. In the event we have an overflow of requests, we may require more time. We appreciate your patience.
Q.After registering my video with the Nintendo Creators Program, I am seeing a "Matched third party content" tag on YouTube for that video. Do I need to appeal?
A.After registering your video with the Nintendo Creators Program, you may see a “Matched third party content” message next to that video in the “Video Manager” section of your YouTube Channel. This means that the advertising revenue generated by the video is managed by Nintendo and will be shared with you via the Nintendo Creators Program. Your video must be registered with the Nintendo Creators Program in order to receive a share of the advertising revenue. To confirm the video’s registration status in the Nintendo Creators Program, log in to the site (https://r.ncp.nintendo.net), go to the “Videos” menu and check whether the application status is set to “Registered.” Please note that if you appeal a copyright claim on YouTube while the status of the video is “Registered”, you may not be able to monetize the video.
Q.Can I use this site from my Wii U or Nintendo 3DS?
A.You can use the Wii U Internet Browser but not the Nintendo 3DS Internet Browser. See "System Requirements" above for details.
Q.Why does the layout break when I browse the site?
A.You might be using an unsupported environment, browser, etc. See "System Requirements" above for details.
Q.When creating and posting videos, how do I know which software titles are included in this service?
A. Please See the List of Supported Games. This list of games may be updated in the future. Games not included on this list are not supported by the program. Please note that videos or channels that contain games not included on this list should not be registered in the program.
Q.If I registered a channel, will all of the videos in that channel be included in the Nintendo Creators Program?
A.Yes, all videos in the channel will be included in the program. Please keep this in mind if your channel contains videos that do not include Nintendo intellectual property.
Q.Do I need to register both a channel and video?
A.If you submit your channel for registration, all of the videos within that channel will be included as part of the registration submission. Therefore, you do not have to submit both your channel and video. Please note that the registration process may take longer to complete if you submit both a channel and video for registration.
Q.Can I register a video that does not use any Nintendo intellectual property?
A.As described in the Terms of Service, only videos that contain Nintendo intellectual property from software included on the List of Supported Games can be registered with this service.
Q.When will payments be sent?
A.Payments will be sent two months after the monthly views are tallied. In other words, advertising revenue from videos viewed within the month of January will be paid to your PayPal account before the end of March.
Q.I forgot my Google account or PayPal account information… What should I do?
A.If you forget your Google account, please contact Google. If you forget your PayPal account, please contact PayPal. If you forget which PayPal account has been registered with this service, please log in to check.
Q.I deleted my Google account. What will happen to my pending payments?
A.Pending payments will be made to the PayPal account you registered during sign-up.
Q.Can I remove the videos/channels I registered?
A.Yes. After logging in, select the "Cancel Registration" option from the "Channels" or "Videos" menu.
Q.Can I change the country or language that I selected during registration?
A.Yes. After logging in, you can change the country or language in the "Account" menu.
Q.Where can I view my Nintendo Creators Program ID (NCP ID)?
A.After logging in, you can find it in the "Account" menu.
Q.What happens between submission of a request for video or channel registration and completion of that registration?
A.We verify that videos or channels comply with the Terms of Service and process the registration for those videos or channels so that you can begin to share in any advertising revenue.
Q.Will registration be refused because of views or opinions expressed in the video?
A.As long as a video or channel complies with the Terms of Service, it will not be denied registration on the basis of opinions or views.
Q.Is it possible to register a video that is not public?
A.We are unable to register videos with a privacy setting of "private" or "unlisted". Please change the privacy setting of the video you are registering to "public" and re-submit the video for registration.
Q.Can I register videos of modified Nintendo games to the Nintendo Creators Program?
A.Videos showing unauthorized modifications or alterations to Nintendo games may be denied for registration. This applies to videos of gameplay using unauthorized tools/devices/software, such as cheats and TAS, etc. Please refer to [7. Code of Conduct] in the Terms of Service (EULA) for more information.
Q.I was told that some videos in my channel contain unauthorized content. What does that mean?
A.Unauthorized content is content that infringes Nintendo’s intellectual property rights or involves the use of unauthorized software or copies of games. Some examples are videos of gameplay using unauthorized tools/devices/software such as cheats and TAS. These types of content are not permitted under the terms of the Nintendo Creators Program. The full terms of the agreement and the Code of Conduct are available here: https://r.ncp.nintendo.net/terms/
Q.What should I do if I was told that some videos in my channel contain unauthorized content?
A.In order to register your channel, please remove the video(s) with unauthorized content and resubmit your channel for registration.
Q.I want to create a gameplay video of a Nintendo game and register it to the Nintendo Creators Program. What kind of equipment is necessary?
A.We do not provide information on methods to capture gameplay footage or screens.
Q.Will the Nintendo Creators Program be available in additional countries?
A.Currently, users residing in the United States, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Peru and Argentina can participate in the Nintendo Creators Program. We plan to add more countries in the future. Stay tuned!