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  • Xbox 360 - 1.18.1
  • Xbox One - 1.18.1
  • PS3 - 1.18.1
  • PS4 - 1.18.1
  • PSVita - 1.18.1
  • Wii U - 1.18.1
  • (Equivalent to PC: 1.10)
Xbox 360
May 9, 2012
June 4, 2013 (DVD)
Xbox One
September 5, 2014
march 13, 2021 (BluRay)
December 17, 2013
May 14, 2014 (BluRay)
September 4, 2014
October 3, 2014 (BluRay)
October 14, 2014[1]
November 11, 2014 (NA)
November 19, 2014 (Europe)
November 21, 2014 (UK and Ireland)[2]
Wii U
December 17, 2015[3]
  • Xbox 360: 113.21 MB
  • Xbox One: 842.86 MB
  • PS3: 85.8 MB
  • PS4: 215 MB
  • PSVita: 157 MB
  • Wii U: 1.07 GB


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Console Edition refers to the console versions of Minecraft developed by 4J Studios. It is available on:

The Console Edition introduces new features such as a simpler crafting system, in-game tutorials, and split-screen multiplayer (excluding Vita), as well as online multiplayer for up to eight players online, which requires a PlayStation Plus subscription (PS4 only), Xbox LIVE (requires Xbox Live Gold subscription), or Nintendo Network. As with all versions, updates are free of charge.


In-game screenshot of Xbox 360 Edition

The objective of the game remains the same as its original computer and Pocket Edition counterparts, where players can build virtual realities in a sandbox-like environment. There is no preset goal; the player may choose to set their own goals.

For the most part, the Console Edition of the game is almost identical to the PC edition but with few apparent differences,[15] but was released with the Xbox 360 Edition in an earlier version equivalent to the PC version Beta 1.6.6, rather than the current PC version at the time of release, 1.2.5. The Wii U Edition was released with an earlier version equivalent to the PC version 1.6.4, rather than the current PC version at the time of release, 1.8.9.

Differences from the PC edition[]

Differences from PC version 1.8 include:

  • The game features splitscreen functionality,[16] however an HDTV with a Component or HDMI cable is required for split-screen play. Split-screen functionality works with a VGA connection to a PC monitor as well as HDMI-to-DVI cables to a PC monitor. Up to 4 players can play in split screen, as well as the possibility to play 8-person online multiplayer game modes in split-screen. The "PlayStation Vita Edition" only supports up to 2-4 players online and Ad-Hoc support.
  • The game includes an automatic crafting system where you do not have to place the blocks in the grid. However, there is an option to use the PC crafting.
  • The Console Edition includes a tutorial mode not included in the PC version of the game. This tutorial leads the player through the basics of digging and placing blocks, crafting, as well as building their first house to survive the night, fishing, enchanting, brewing, and more.[17]
  • Many blocks/items use outdated sounds.
  • The Player always begins a new world with an empty map.
  • For the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Vita and Wii U, the world size is limited to 864×864 blocks. Because the outer-most block is unusable on each side of the map, it is effectively 862×862 blocks that can be used. The worlds on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can be up to 5120x5120.[18]
  • The Nether is limited in size and because of this the movement distance in the Nether vs. the Overworld is 1:3 versus 1:8 in the PC version. Consequently the Nether is limited to about 288×288 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U versions. The End also uses the aforementioned size.
  • Skins can only be chosen from those available as default or from downloadable content.
  • Breeding and utility mob spawning works the same as the PC version with the exception of limiting tamed wolf and snow golem populations to 16. If the player attempts to tame or breed a 17th wolf, it will be killed by other wolves, and if a player attempts to build a 17th snow golem, upon placing the pumpkin all three blocks will break, dropping one pumpkin and eight snowballs. Also, wolf pups are born with full health and reach adulthood without player input.
  • The edge of the world cannot be mined and is completely sea. The edge of the map is a strip of water surrounding the map followed by an invisible barrier in which all players cannot gain access to. This can cause problems as sometimes chests in abandoned mineshafts generate at the edge of the map, causing the player to make and place a new chest next to said chest in order to access all the previously inaccessible items.
  • Creative mode flying does not conserve momentum, meaning if you sprint and stop quickly, you will not drift to another block.
  • When building a portal to the Nether in a superflat world, the Nether will also be flat.
  • Nether wart randomly spawns on soul sand in the Nether, while in the PC version, nether wart can only spawn in nether fortresses.
  • The edge of the Nether is made of bedrock.
  • The PlayStation Vita Edition has Ad-Hoc support like an offline multiplayer service. It can be toggled on or off (Online or Ad-Hoc), and is also similar to LAN servers but without internet connection.
  • Statistics are replaced with leaderboards.

Achievements, Trophies[]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTaking InventoryPress '[defaults to Y button/Triangle button]' to open your inventory.NoneOpen your inventory.
The description will match the configured inventory key.
Advancement-plain-raw.pngΑρχείο:Grid Wood.pngGetting WoodAttack a tree until a block of wood pops outTaking InventoryPick up Wood from the ground.10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBenchmarkingCraft a workbench with four blocks of planksGetting Wood10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTime to Farm!Use planks and sticks to make a hoeBenchmarkingPick up a Wooden Hoe from a Crafting Table.10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBake BreadTurn wheat into breadTime to Farm!Pick up Bread from a Crafting Table.20GSilver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe LieWheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!Time to Farm!Pick up a Cake from a Crafting Table.40GSilver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTime to Strike!Use planks and sticks to make a swordBenchmarkingPick up a Wooden Sword from a Crafting Table.10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster HunterAttack and destroy a monsterTime to Strike!20GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngCow TipperHarvest some leatherTime to Strike!Pick up Leather from the ground.15GBronze
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngWhen Pigs FlyFly a pig off a cliffCow TipperUse a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.40GGold
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTime to Mine!Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxeBenchmarkingPick up a Wooden Pickaxe from a Crafting Table.10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngGetting an UpgradeConstruct a better pickaxeTime to Mine!Pick up a Stone Pickaxe from a Crafting Table.15GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHot TopicConstruct a furnace out of eight stone blocksTime to Mine!Pick up a Furnace from a Crafting Table.15GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngDelicious FishCatch and cook fish!Hot TopicRemove a Cooked Fish from a Furnace.15GSilver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngAcquire HardwareSmelt an iron ingotHot TopicRemove an Iron Ingot from a Furnace.15GSilver
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngΑρχείο:Grid Rails.pngOn A RailTravel by minecart at least 500 m from where you startedAcquire HardwareTravel by minecart to a point at least 500 m in a single direction from where you started.40GGold
Advancement-plain-raw.pngInto The NetherBuild a portal to the NetherEnter a Nether Portal.40GSilver
MOAR Tools.pngMOAR ToolsConstruct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).Benchmarking15GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngDispense With ThisConstruct a Dispenser.20GSilver
Leader Of The Pack.pngLeader Of The PackBefriend five Wolves.This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.30GSilver
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngSniper DuelKill a skeleton or wither skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.Monster Hunter"50 meters" is 50 blocks away.30GSilver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngDIAMONDS!Acquire diamonds with your iron tools.Acquire HardwarePick up a Diamond from the ground.20GGold
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngReturn to SenderDestroy a Ghast with a fireball.Into The NetherKill a Ghast using its own fireball.30GGold
Advancement-plain-raw.pngInto FireRelieve a Blaze of its rodInto The NetherPick up a Blaze Rod from the ground.20GSilver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngLocal BreweryBrew a potion.Into FirePick up a Potion from a Brewing Stand. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies.15GSilver
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngThe End?Locate the EndInto FireEnter an End Portal.20GGold
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngThe End.Defeat the Enderdragon.The End?Enter the End exit portal while being in the End.40GBronze (Gold on PS3)
Advancement-plain-raw.pngEnchanterUse a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table.DIAMONDS!Pick up an Enchantment Table from a Crafting Table.20GSilver
52pxAwarded All TrophiesAll trophies have been rewardedAll OthersCollect all trophies except for The Beginning?, The Beginning, Beaconator, Overpowered, Tie Dyed Outfit and Trampoline (for PS4).Platinum
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngOverkillDeal nine hearts of damage in a single hitEnchanterDamage can be dealt to any mob, even those that do not have nine hearts of health overall.30G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngLibrarianBuild some bookshelves to improve your enchantment tableEnchanterPick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.20G
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngAdventuring TimeDiscover 17 of the 40 different biomesThe End?Visit these 17 biomes.40GSilver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe Beginning?Spawn the WitherThe End.Be within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.20GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe Beginning.Kill the WitherThe Beginning?Be within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star.40G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngBeaconatorCreate a full beacon.The Beginning.Be within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on the pyramid when the beacon block realizes it is fully powered.60G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngRepopulationBreed two cows with wheatCow TipperBreed two cows or two mooshrooms.15G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngDiamonds to you!Throw diamonds at another player.DIAMONDS!Drop a diamond with your drop-item key (default is B button/Circle button). Another player or a zombie must then pick up this diamond. If picked up by a player, the diamond must create a new stack in their inventory.15G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngOverpoweredEat a Notch Apple.Getting an UpgradeEat an enchanted golden apple.30G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngPork ChopCook and eat a pork chop.10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngPassing the TimePlay for 100 days.Play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equivalent to 33 hours in real time.20GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe HagglerMine or purchase 30 Emeralds.You can do this in different worlds30GSliver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngPot PlanterCraft and place a Flower Pot.15GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngGrid Sign.pngIt's a Sign!Craft and place a Sign.15GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngIron BellyStop starvation using Rotten Flesh20GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHave a Shearful DayUse Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.15GBronze
Rainbow Collection.pngRainbow CollectionGather all 16 colors of wool.30GSliver
Advancement-plain-raw.pngStayin' FrostySwim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.20GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngChestful of CobblestoneMine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest20GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngRenewable EnergySmelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.10GBronze
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMusic to my EarsPlay a music disc in a Jukebox.20GBronze
Body Guard.pngBody GuardCreate an Iron Golem.20GBronze
Iron Man.pngIron ManWear a full suit of Iron Armour.Can also be done in existing worlds15GBronze
Zombie Doctor.pngZombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing Left trigger/L2/L with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold
52pxLion TamerTame an Ocelot15GBronze
Archer.pngArcherKill a creeper with arrows.10GBronze
Tie Dye Outfit.pngTie Dye OutfitDye all 4 unique pieces of Leather Armor.15G
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTrampolineBounce 30 blocks upward off a Slime Block.15G


  • 4J Studios, the company making the Minecraft port for consoles, also made several other video game ports, namely Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, and Perfect Dark for XBLA as well as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PS3.
  • Notch stated that the Xbox 360 would be the sole console provider of Minecraft.[19] However, Sony later annnounced that there would be versions for the PS3, PS4, and Vita released.[20][21] Then, Mojang would later announce a Wii U edition.
  • There is no way to modify Console Edition legitimately, but it can be cracked to do so. Notice that there is a chance for you to get banned when using mods.
  • You can grab edge blocks with sticky pistons. However, it's impossible to push blocks into the edge.
  • Spiders can climb the edge of the world, as it's classed as a block. Boats will also break when sailed into the edge of the world.


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