Rockstar is a brilliant company to have on your side if you’re trying to sell consoles. Their games are ridiculously popular and would attract the “hardcore” audience who could improve the attach rate of Nintendo’s next console.
Following on from the possibility of Pikmin 3 on the Wii HD, Emily Rogers reports that:
Nintendo is trying to build a better relationship with Rockstar Games to get them to throw major support on the next Nintendo console.
This is unfortunately one hell of a rumor that should be taken with about fifty billion grains of salt, as the source feels a bit iffy. Nevertheless, it’s a no-brainer that Nintendo would want Rockstar working on a game for their next platform, especially if they want to “recapture the hardcore market,” as some rumors suggest they do.