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GCGaming

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GCGaming

#1

GCGaming commented on Thomas Was Alone Creator Responds To Nintendo ...:

@mumof2kids82 "not many people watch these videos."
Let's just look at some numbers, shall we?
Chuggaaconroy: 583,040 subscribers, 515,642,746 video views
NintendoCapriSun: 256,260 subscribers, 185,427,971 video views
ProtonJon: 134,976 subscribers, 39,356,978 video views
Even if you assume that EVERY subscriber of chugga's is also subscribed to NCS and Jon, You're still left with half a million people watching every video he made between just these three LPers.

GCGaming

#2

GCGaming commented on Thomas Was Alone Creator Responds To Nintendo ...:

@LzQuacker "Several problems. One, he is using indie developers as an example, which Nintendo is not. Two, Nintendo does NOT need these videos for marketing. Three, Nintendo games sell because of the brand itself. Four, this is no job nor contract; if the LPers are living off this money, tough! No one promised them money upon the release of their videos, so they shouldn't rely on it."
One: What does size matter in this case?
Two: Nor do they need the money from the ads.
Three: Everything sells to someone because of their brand, but you can't completely deny that peer reviews and let's plays have a major impact on sales no matter how big or small the IP may be.
Four: It's not contracted by Nintendo, so why should they monetize on the work that went into it? Work that DID NOT involve the game, such as video editing and voice recording. If you make a living off of something, that means you're DOING SOMETHING TO MAKE THAT LIVING!