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Actually NEVERUNPLAYING, unlike the situation with Rare, anything Monolith Soft makes would still belong to Nintendo. Its not really "self publishing" when you ARE Nintendo as well (as Monolith Soft is a 1st party studio).
Rare was never owned by Nintendo, so they could freely self publish as well as getting to keep their own creations that were not part of Nintendo's IP (or its universe). Nintendo was only able to have Rare keep those games on Nintendo consoles as Nintendo did own a good chunk of Rare (just not the controlling share).