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Minecraft on Wii U may not be coming after the PS4, Vita and Xbox One ports

Photo courtesy of 4J Studios, used with permission

The prospects of "Minecraft" arriving on the Wii U following the releases of the PS4, Vita and Xbox One ports do not seem to be positive at the moment. According to a report from Attack of the Fan Boy on Aug. 15, Markuss Persson made some crude remarks about Nintendo's high-definition console. He first disclosed how he noticed his Wii U Gamepad has been flashing, indicating that it needs to be recharged. Instead of doing so, he stated that he decided to place a pillow on top of the controller.

He then went on to mock Nintendo fans, saying that he loved "both games" on the Wii U and is anticipating a third one next year. The high-definition console suffered from a lack of compelling software since it launched in 2012. However, Nintendo has alleviated the issues on the first-party side with acclaimed releases such as "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze," "Pikmin 3," "Super Marion 3D World" and "Mario Kart 8." The company also has a strong upcoming lineup with "Super Smash Bros 4" and a new "Legend of Zelda" game among other titles.

On the other hand, the Wii U is still very much lacking on the third-party front as many of the biggest multiplatform games won't be coming out on the console. One of the software products is "Minecraft," which has already sold 50 million copies on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and mobile platforms combined. Despite Nintendo being interested in the potential 3DS and Wii U ports, nothing has been announced so far.

Markuss Persson's company, Mojang, is getting ready to launch "Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Vita Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" later this month. However, only the PS4 version has been sent for certification testing so far, which could mean that the open-world sandbox game could be arriving on Sony Computer Entertainment's next-generation system before the other two platforms. A screenshot showing off "Minecraft PS4 Edition" can be viewed near the top of this article (image courtesy of the official 4J Studios Twitter site).