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Nintendo’s game soundtracks are among the most popular in gaming. Take one look at YouTube and you’ll find Nintendo’s music all over the service. You’ll also hear Nintendo tunes used in countless TikToks and Instagram Reels that have pulled in hundreds of millions, if not billions of views. You’d think this would convince Nintendo to make a big move onto music streaming services, but fans are still waiting for that time to come.

Nintendo just held their 84th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, and with it came a question and answer session. One of the questions pertained to Nintendo bringing over their game soundtracks to streaming services. Unfortunately, Nintendo wasn’t willing to commit to that idea.

Nintendo did say that they’re very much aware that people have a strong attachment to their music, and that their soundtracks are necessary for IP expansion. From there, Nintendo said that they’d like to use their music in a way that makes people happy. While adding soundtracks to streaming services would definitely bring a ton of smiles to Nintendo fans’ faces, Nintendo didn’t share any specifics on making such efforts.


UPDATE: We now have the official English translation of Nintendo’s response to this question, and you can read it in full below.

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kingbroly

28d ago

'We like money. Streaming services aren't offering enough yet.'


ngamer01

28d ago

Like with anything Nintendo responds with. "Maybe." Yeah let's DMCA all Nintendo soundtracks, but not put up any of our own outside limited circumstances.

NCL does release soundtracks in Japan, but NoA and NoE never bother outside limited events. And nobody from Nintendo offers digital soundtracks. Just maybe a song or two here and there.


linkedtriforce

21d ago

@ngamer01

Yeah, obviously I’d love Nintendo to put their soundtracks up on streaming services, but if not that, I’d gladly buy them, either digital from storefronts like iTunes, or physical. I’ve imported soundtracks they’ve released in Japan, at the very least they should release those same soundtracks worldwide. Even in Japan, they only seem to release them for major games like the mainline Mario and Zelda games.

Until they make their soundtracks more readily available, I’ll continue to download Nintendo OSTs from other sources.