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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This edition is no longer updated, but can still be purchased digitally or physically.
PlayStation Vita Edition
Author(s)

Mojang Studios logo.svg Mojang Studios
4J.png 4J Studios
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platform(s)

PlayStation Vita PlayStation Vita
PlayStation TV

Written in

C++

Latest version

1.84

Release date

Digital (PSN)
October 14, 2014 (NA)
October 15, 2014 (Europe)
Retail
November 11, 2014 (NA)
November 19, 2014 (Europe)
November 21, 2014 (UK and Ireland)

Rating(s)

ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 7
ACB: PG[1]
DEJUS: 10[2]

Size

164 MB

License

Proprietary

Source available

No

Links

Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition is the Legacy Console Edition version of Minecraft for the handheld console PlayStation Vita in development by 4J Studios for and alongside Mojang Studios.[3] A hidden teaser was hinted by 4J Studios on Twitter in April 2014 where a PlayStation Vita displaying Minecraft in the background of the main focus of the image could be seen,[4] and a screenshot published a month later along with them confirming the edition was being developed.[5] Following the announcement, Jens Bergensten (Jeb) also added that it was based on PlayStation 3 Edition.[6]

The PlayStation 3 Edition also has some level of connectivity with the PlayStation Vita Edition; the game at the PlayStation Store incorporates the so-called Cross-Buy feature, which makes players get one of the two editions for free when purchasing either one of them. Saved worlds were also transferable between the consoles.[7]

The PlayStation Vita Edition also uses ad hoc networking for "on the go" and online multiplayer, but instead of 8 players in one game, it supports up to 4 players.

The PlayStation Vita Edition became available for purchase on the PlayStation Network on October 14 in North America and on October 15 in Europe.[8] It had a retail release in stores on November 11 (North America),[9] November 19 (Europe) and November 21 (United Kingdom and Ireland).[10] It was originally announced that Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition would no longer be available for digital purchase due to the PlayStation Store closing on the platform on August 27, 2021, however this statement was later retracted.[11]

As of 1.84, the PlayStation Vita Edition has not received new feature updates, such as Village & Pillage, Buzzy Bees, the Nether Update, and Caves & Cliffs: Part I.

The PlayStation Vita Edition's most recent feature update is the Update Aquatic.[12]

Update 1.84 removed the ability to transfer saves from PS Vita and PS3 systems to PS4, and fixed some bugs.[1]

Gameplay[]

Trailer[]

Cross compatibility with PS3[]

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

This does not apply to PlayStation 4 Edition. It was only possible to do a one-way save transfer from PS3 to PS4. As of April 15, 2020, it is no longer possible to transfer saves from PS3 to PS Vita and vice versa.[13] There was also a major discount for previous owners of the PlayStation 3 Edition, however, since February 25, 2016, there is no longer such a discount on PlayStation 4 Edition for owners of the PlayStation 3 Edition.

Trivia[]

  • As production of PlayStation Vita cartridges have been discontinued,[14] the only way to purchase the PlayStation Vita Edition is to buy the game digitally via the PlayStation Store. Another option is to order a physical copy from re-sellers from websites like eBay and Amazon, but buying a digital copy may be more viable.
  • The popularity of this version of Minecraft in Japan produced a bundle with a Minecraft-themed backplate on the PlayStation Vita console, along with a downloadable Minecraft voucher, and a Minecraft-themed carrying case for the PS Vita.

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References[]


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