Even the most hardcore Nintendo fans are starting to question many of these decisions, and Nintendo fans are known as some of the most loyal supporters, which speaks volumes about Nintendo's recent actions when even they are having second thoughts about the company's decisions.
Many consider Ocarina of Time to be one of the best Zelda games of all time (Picture: Nintendo)
But it seems that Nintendo simply doesn't care, and in fact, they continue to push their unpopular decisions.
On today's episode of "Nintendo is making fans angry", YouTuber GilvaSunner reported that Nintendo Japan has claimed the soundtracks for Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart Wii.
Hi all, an update to this. As of a few hours ago, the soundtracks for Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart Wii have been blocked in its entirety on YouTube by Nintendo JP. I'll keep you posted if more claims come in. pic.twitter.com/O6LVSxnm9D— GilvaSunner (@GilvaSunner) December 8, 2020
According to him, the music from these popular classic games has been "blocked in its entirety" by Nintendo Japan, which means that music will no longer be available for listening on YouTube.
Mario 64 is one of the most popular Mario games ever (Picture: Nintendo)
While Nintendo has the legal right to do this, as they are the owners of these soundtracks, that's something that video game publishers and developers almost never do, as it is a common practise that the music from video games is being posted on YouTube.
Without being monetised, of course, but simply for the fans to have a place where they can find music from their favourite games and listen to it, and YouTube is full of channels that provide soundtracks from video games.
The decision from Nintendo to block this music might affect not only the channels with Nintendo soundtracks but also people who make content around these games.
Particularly the speedrunning and retro gaming communities, because YouTube's automatic copyright detection might block their gameplay videos of these games as well, if they don't turn off the sound, because of the game's blocked soundtrack.
Mario Kart Wii(Picture: Nintendo)
What particularly infuriates fans is the fact that some of these YouTube channels with Nintendo's music are the only possible places where they can actually listen to their favourite songs, as Nintendo has never released the soundtracks for many of their older games.
If Nintendo continues to block music from their games on Youtube, we might be left completely without a way to listen to music from some cult classics, which would be a big loss.