Yes, really. Like it or not, Minecraft is simply here to stay. There is an entire generation of gamers that point to Minecraft being the game that made them into game players. To put it simply: Minecraft is a modern classic. If you believe in alternate realities, you have to accept that there is one in which the Wii U launched with the version of Minecraft that now exists on the console, complete with Nintendo content. In that reality, the Wii U sold gang busters before Microsoft or Sony could even get the Xbox One and PS4 announced, respectively. Children and adults alike love this game, and families love that such a dense game is available for their children. That’s the most important part, right there. Whereas most modern game blockbusters are indeed marketing to children, they aren’t necessarily for children. Parents are far more willing to let their children get lost in the blocky world of Minecraft because it is simply better for them to do so. Minecraft is a huge factor in why many PS4s and Xbox Ones are in homes today, and there will only be more children looking to get their hands on the game as they come into an age capable of gaming at all. Nintendo’s trailer for the Switch didn’t showcase families, but that hardly means families won’t be looking at this console. The best way to keep it that way isn’t to advertise just to them, but to give them the best games possible for those families, and Minecraft simply must be a part of that to be comprehensive. Much like Super Mario Maker, as a creation game Minecraft has the ability to inspire and teach beyond the base gameplay in its own way, making this a net win for Nintendo.