By Olatunde Michael-Daniel


Microsoft wants to partner with Nintendo in order to bring Super Mario to Xbox One.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said that Nintendo had the strongest first-party games, and that he’d love to see them on Xbox.

In an interview with AusGamers, Spencer said: “Nintendo has the strongest first-party of anybody.

“They’re just fantastic and the memories that they have instilled in so many of us, who’ve played their games and had those delightful experiences, having those on Xbox would be great.”

Perhaps with Microsoft porting Minecraft over to Wii U, Nintendo will one day return the favour.

“Obviously we have Minecraft on Nintendo and when that opportunity came up to work with them on Minecraft, you know, some people might look at it and say ‘why would you even do that?’, but with Nintendo, it’s been a great partnership on Minecraft.

“In fact they put Mario in Minecraft on Wii U with the mash-up skin pack. And continuing to work with them on that and building a stronger relationship… I mean if that paid dividends down the road that lead to something else, that would be fantastic.”

It’s possible fans might even see Microsoft-owned characters like Banjo Kazooie in games like Super Smash Bros.

“I know I get questions all the time on would I ever like to see Banjo in Super Smash Bros. and I’m, like, ‘yes, I would do that in a second’. And certain people think I’m saying that as some sort of PR answer and I’m, like, why wouldn’t you?

“Anyway, I’m a big Nintendo fan and I think they’ve been incredibly important for the games industry, they do a great job with younger audiences, and if we ever had a chance to work with them in the future, I would absolutely do it.”

Perhaps we’ll see a slew of Nintendo games on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One Scorpio, which is described as the most powerful console ever made.

Xbox One Scorpio price details have been revealed ahead of the 2017 release date.

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One Scorpio will definitely cost more than the Xbox One S, which is currently priced at £250.

Interestingly, on the subject of price, Microsoft recently said that the Scorpio was like a .

Without revealing full Xbox One Scorpio specs, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg described it as the “most powerful console you’ve ever seen”.