Mojang Open to the Idea of Minecraft on Nintendo Systems in the Future

Nintendo hasn't shown much interest in obtaining the title to its library, they seem to be more focused on creating their own. And Mojang seem to...
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    Minecraft is huge on mobile, PlayStation, Xbox and PC, having astoundingly high sales numbers. But one big platform is left out, one that would suit the game and its audience perfectly. But Nintendo hasn't shown much interest in obtaining the title to its library, they seem to be more focused on creating their own. And Mojang seem to be happy where they are. Or are they?

    Previous owner and creator, Magnus "Notch" Persson, stated in the past that he was not against the idea of releasing Minecraft on their consoles, but simply put a stop to further speculations with a Tweet:


    But recently we have seen bits and pieces of information come up, even though Nintendo has stated that they don't need to have Minecraft available on their consoles. The game is not as big in Asia as it is in the west, and they already have the somewhat similar Mario Maker. According to them, the only reason for them to welcome the game on board, would be to help Minecraft expand in Japan. And lets be fair, that is not really much of an incentive for them. However, in an interview at the last E3 convention, director and general manager of Nintendo's EAD had the following answer when it was suggested that they should give Mojang a call:

    "Maybe we're meeting with them! Who knows?"

    Since then, we haven't heard much about the topic, and the fact that Microsoft bought Mojang earlier this year made a release on Nintendo seem rather unlikely. But when interviewed at Minecon earlier this month, Mojang COO Vu Bui opens the door for hopes and speculations yet again, answering questions about the future and growth of Minecraft:

    "If I had my way, we’d be on everything, we want to continue to be available to all players, and that means being on new platforms because everyone uses something different."

    When asked a direct question regarding a port to Nintendo, this is his response:

    "I've never heard a reason why we haven’t ended up on Wii U or 3DS. It just hasn't happened yet."

    Source: Softpedia

    Would you like to see Minecraft on the Wii U or on a 3DS? And do you think it will ever happen?

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  1. One Republic
    Or in other words: Microsoft + Nintendo = Sony takedown?
  2. Master
    This doesn't really affect me, due to the fact that I don't own any Nintendo consoles other than the original Gameboys. It would be nice to see it on the 3DS.
  3. xshot 7s
    MC on Nintendo = F**K YUH!
  4. 3xTiNcT
    I've always wondered why it wasn't on Nintendo.
  5. Wavy
    Yeah, I'd like to see it. The only Nintendo products I own now are the original Nintendo DS and the original Wii. Neither of those would get it obviously, but it would be cool to see even more people become fans and experience the fun Minecraft offers.
  6. Skype
    Minecraft should be for every platform. I am glad they are doing this, although I don't have any Nintendo products in my house.
  7. Gray Ice 13
    I'd love to see Minecraft Wii U or Minecraft 3DS. ESPECIALLY Minecraft 3DS.
  8. Scare Croe
    I thought Microsoft bought minecraft, or Mojang... One of them.
  9. Arxhive
    Minecraft 3DS sounds like an awesome idea. The 3D would be cool as well as the interfaces taking advantage of the stylus.