We all know the Wii U and the 3DS are struggling. What would be better than putting one of the most popular games on the systems?
In an interview with Kotaku, Shigeru Miyamoto, GM of Nintendo Entertainment and Development, and Shinya Takahashi, GM of Nintendo Software Planning and Development, opened up about the possibility of Minecraft, Mojang’s wildly successful crafting game, coming to Nintendo consoles.
Takahashi opened up about internal discussions that Nintendo has had about Minecraft.
We’ve always thought internally that using the [Wii U] GamePad would probably make for a Minecraft that’s very easy to play.
Takahashi also gave the rundown of Minecraft’s popularity in Japan.
What’s interesting is that, in Japan, Minecraft is not popular in the way it is in the U.S. and Europe, so we’ve also thought that, if we were able to do a partnership like that, it might bring opportunity to help make Minecraft more popular in Japan.
Miyamoto ended the interview with a slight tease.
Maybe we’re meeting with them (Mojang)!
Minecraft is already available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. It is set to come to the PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in August.