In the interview with Kotaku, Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi said that they feel that the game, developed by Mojang, would be a great fit for the 3DS and the Wii U. They feel that the touch controls that the Wii U contol pad and the 3DS use would allow for a greater audience to experience Minecraft.
Takahashi stated that:
“We’ve always thought internally that using the GamePad would probably make for a Minecraft that’s very easy to play. And, of course, if we were to do something with Minecraft on the 3DS, similarly we would probably do it where it would be easier to play and could probably reach a lot of kids.”
With Minecraft not being as popular in Japan as it is in the US or Europe, both Miyamoto and Takahasi feel that there is an untapped market that they can bring the game to. Takahashi went on to say:
“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.”
Minecraft is now available for Xbox 360, PC, Playstation 3 and mobile devices such as iPad. It was also announced recently that Minecraft will also be coming to Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and Xbox One at around August this year.