Tenya Wanya Teens developer George Buckenham has said that the game would have to be amended for a wider release.
The programmer discussed the future of the 16-button party game, which was developed by Wild Rumpus and Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi.
"The game itself only works with these particular controllers, which is a problem now because it's popular and we want to sell it," he said at a talk during indie game conference A Bit of Alright.
"But it turns out it's a whole bunch of work just to make a single set of controllers for people to play it. Now we need to redevelop the game in order to not fit into these particular controllers."