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Digital - PSN
December 17th, 2013
Retail disc - BluRay
EU May 14, 2014 NA May 18, 2014


ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 7+
DEJUS: L (Livre)[1]
DEJUS: 10[2]
USK: 6


85.8 MB



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Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (also known as Minecraft: PS3 Edition) is the PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft, developed by 4J Studios for Mojang.[3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is the first version of Minecraft to be released on the Japanese-manufactured console.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition was announced at Sony's exhibit at Gamescom 2013, along with the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, and was officially released on Tuesday, December 17 in North America, and Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Europe, on the PlayStation Store for £12.85, $19.99, or €18.47 and is nearly identical to the Xbox 360 version.[4][5]

Retail disc[]

On April 16, 2014, Sony announced the retail disc version of Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition, which was released on May 14, 2014 in Europe and on May 16, 2014 in North America. The game otherwise is identical to the downloadable version. Features such as buying or downloading content on the PlayStation Network are the same for both versions and they both update at the same time.[6][7]


Skin packs[]

4J Studios plans to produce Skin Packs as downloadable content. Each Skin Pack is said to include 40+ skins to choose from. The first Skin Pack for PlayStation 3, Festive Skin Pack was released on the same day when Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition was released which was December 17, 2013.

Skin Pack 1 was released on March 27, 2014.

The Battle & Beasts Skin Pack was also released on March 27, 2014.

Skin Pack 2 and Battle & Beasts Skin Pack 2 were released in May 2014.

Cross compatibility with PS Vita[]

Through Sony's "Cross Buy" initiative, owners of the PlayStation 3 Edition are able to download the PlayStation Vita Edition at no additional cost. Since the PS Vita Edition is based on the PS3 Edition, saves on the PS3 Edition are compatible with the PS Vita Edition and vice versa.


As with the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One trailer, this one was also created by Hat Films.[8]