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This page describes an edition of the game that has been officially discontinued. 
This edition is no longer updated, but can still be purchased digitally or physically.

Minecraft PS3 Cover

Box art by Mojang Studios

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is the PlayStation 3 edition of Minecraft, developed by 4J Studios for Mojang Studios.[4] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is the first edition of Minecraft to be released on a console manufactured by Sony.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition was announced at Sony Interactive Entertainment's exhibit at Gamescom 2013, along with the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, and was officially released on the PlayStation Store on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in North America and Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Europe, for $19.99, £12.85, or €18.47n.[5][6] It was originally announced that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition would no longer be available for digital purchase due to the PlayStation Store closing on the platform on July 2, 2021, however this statement was later retracted.[7]

As of 1.84, the PlayStation 3 Edition has not received new feature updates, such as Village & Pillage, Buzzy Bees, the Nether Update, Caves & Cliffs, and so on.

Although the PlayStation 3 console has been discontinued with all the other Legacy Console Editions, the PlayStation 3 Edition continued to receive feature updates until the release of the Update Aquatic.[8]

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 updated at the same time.[9][10]


The gameplay is identical to Xbox 360 Edition.


Skin packs[]

4J Studios planned to produce Skin Packs as downloadable content. Each Skin Pack was 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 2016.

Cross compatibility with PS Vita[]

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

This does not apply to PlayStation 4 Edition. It is possible to do a one-way save transfer from PS3 to PS4. However, since February 25, 2016, there is no longer a discount on PS4 Edition for owners of PS3 Edition. As of April 15, 2020, it is no longer possible to transfer saves between PS3s, between PS Vitas, between PS TVs, and from PS3/PS Vita/PS TV to PS4.[11]


Note: As with the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One trailer, this one was also created by Hat Films.[12]