Ever wondered why Minecraft only went to the Xbox 360 as opposed to all of the consoles? It would seem like a better deal to get one of the most popular games of all time on every platform you can think of instead of limiting it too one community. One word explains it all, exclusivity.
“Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles,” says Jens Bergensten, lead designer for Minecraft Pocket. This is something you’ll see gaming companies do. The one getting the best deal out of Minecraft being on the Xbox 360 is Microsoft and they’ll hold on to that as long as they can. It’s not a bad thing either, it’s just business.
It seems that this may end in the future though. Microsoft’s exclusivity isn’t going to last forever, and Mojang would be hard pressed to not take advantage of the other consoles.
“When it runs out we’ll consider Minecraft for PlayStation, but Wii U is very unlikely.”
Until that day comes Mojang is focusing on their Pocket Edition for the game so it fits more with the PC version, with a lean towards “so-called online multiplayer.”
Personally I would have liked to see how Minecraft could utilize the Wii U’s GamePad but I can see why they may not be leaning in that direction. It’s a safer call to focus on only two consoles then thin out the workload to three.