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[edit]Console Edition
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Author(s)

Mojang AB and 4J Studios

Platform(s)

Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation 3 Playstation 4 Playstation Vita

Written in

?

Latest version

Xbox 360 - TU16
Playstation 3 - 1.06

Released

May 9th, 2012 (Xbox Live)
June 4th, 2013 (Xbox 360 retail disc)
December 17th, 2013 (PlayStation Network)
September 4th, 2014 (PlayStation 4)
September 5, 2014 (Xbox One)

Rating(s)

(online interactions not rated)
PEGI: 7+[1] ESRB: E10+[2]

Size

113.21MB (Xbox 360)
103MB (PlayStation 3)

License

?

Source available

No

Links

Xbox Marketplace page
Xbox Live page
PlayStation US Store page
PlayStation UK Store page

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

The Console Edition is also planned for release 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 over PlayStation Network (requires PlayStation Plus subscription for PS4 only) or Xbox LIVE (requires Xbox Live Gold subscription). As with all games, updates are free of charge.

Gameplay[edit]

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,[3] but was released with Xbox 360 Edition in an earlier version equivalent to the PC version Beta 1.6.6, than the current PC version at the time of release, 1.2.5.

Differences from PC edition[edit]

Differences from PC version 1.3.1 include:

  • The Console Edition doesn't make use of the standard crafting interface as in the original version, but still has similarities to the PC's 2×2 and 3×3 crafting grids. The interface doesn't require the Player to place items in the correct place in a crafting menu, but simply shows the blocks required to craft the selected item, and crafts it if the Player has enough blocks.
  • The game features splitscreen functionality,[4] 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. This does not apply to PlayStation Vita Edition.
  • 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.[5]
  • The world's difficulty cannot be changed while in game. It can however be changed when selecting the world to play in.
  • Most blocks/items use outdated sounds.
  • The Player always begins a new world with a map.
  • Each world 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 Xbox One Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition's worlds can be up to 36 times bigger.[6] [7] It is expected, but unknown if the world size will be increased along with the updates that will bring the Console Edition up to date with the PC version. The PC uses virtual memory which allows to swap chunks in and out of memory, drastically increasing the size of the map. Since not all 360's and PS3's ship with hard drives these two consoles support limited worlds only.
  • 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. 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.
  • Snow golems attack creepers. It is advised to take caution when using snow golem sentries near your structures as creepers can do damage to both the snow golems and nearby structures when exploded.
  • 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.
  • In Creative mode, players can sprint while flying (although this, to some extent is possible in the PC edition—if the player starts sprinting, then flies, he can "sprint-fly").
  • When in creative mode, if you sprint and stop quickly, you will not drift another block.
  • A latch cannot be created by combining two redstone repeaters: The second repeater, pointing into the left or right side of the first, does not provide the latch functionality as in the PC version.
  • The Ender Dragon has a different fighting style and when at low health will hover above the ground spewing out acid.
  • Two Ender Cystals in the End are protected by iron bars.
  • 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 like a Offline Multiplayer Service, It Can Be toggled on or off (Online Or AD-HOC) also similar to LAN Servers but no internet connection.

Achievements, Trophies[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
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Grid Book.png
Taking Inventory Press '[defaults to Y/△]' to open your inventory. None Open your inventory.
The description will match the configured inventory key.
None 10G Bronze
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Grid Oak Wood.png
Getting Wood Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out Taking Inventory Pick up Wood from the ground. None 10G Bronze
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Grid Crafting Table.png
Benchmarking Craft a workbench with four blocks of planks Getting Wood None 10G Bronze
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Grid Wooden Hoe.png
Time to Farm! Use planks and sticks to make a hoe Benchmarking Pick up a Wooden Hoe from a Crafting Table. None 10G Bronze
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Grid Bread.png
Bake Bread Turn wheat into bread Time to Farm! Pick up Bread from a Crafting Table. None 20G Silver
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Grid Cake.png
The Lie Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs! Time to Farm! Pick up a Cake from a Crafting Table. None 40G Silver
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Grid Wooden Sword.png
Time to Strike! Use planks and sticks to make a sword Benchmarking Pick up a Wooden Sword from a Crafting Table. None 10G Bronze
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Grid Bone.png
Monster Hunter Attack and destroy a monster Time to Strike! None 20G Bronze
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Grid Leather.png
Cow Tipper Harvest some leather Time to Strike! Pick up Leather from the ground. None 15G Bronze
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Grid Saddle.png
When Pigs Fly Fly a pig off a cliff Cow Tipper Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it. None 40G Gold
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Grid Wooden Pickaxe.png
Time to Mine! Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe Benchmarking Pick up a Wooden Pickaxe from a Crafting Table. None 10G Bronze
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Grid Stone Pickaxe.png
Getting an Upgrade Construct a better pickaxe Time to Mine! Pick up a Stone Pickaxe from a Crafting Table. None 15G Bronze
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Grid Furnace.png
Hot Topic Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocks Time to Mine! Pick up a Furnace from a Crafting Table. None 15G Bronze
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Grid Cooked Fish.png
Delicious Fish Catch and cook fish! Hot Topic Remove a Cooked Fish from a Furnace. None 15G Silver
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Grid Iron Ingot.png
Acquire Hardware Smelt an iron ingot Hot Topic Remove an Iron Ingot from a Furnace. None 15G Silver
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Grid Rail.png
On A Rail Travel by minecart at least 500 m from where you started Acquire Hardware Travel by minecart to a point at least 500 m in a single direction from where you started. None 40G Gold
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Grid Obsidian.png
Into The Nether Build a portal to the Nether None Enter a Nether Portal. None 40G Silver
MOAR Tools.png
MOAR Tools Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe). Benchmarking None 15G Bronze
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Dispense With This Construct a Dispenser. None None 20G Silver
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Leader Of The Pack Befriend five Wolves. None This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement. None 30G Silver
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Grid Bow.png
Sniper Duel Kill a skeleton or wither skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters. Monster Hunter "50 meters" is 50 blocks away. PS only N/A Silver
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Grid Diamond.png
DIAMONDS! Acquire diamonds with your iron tools. Acquire Hardware Pick up a Diamond from the ground. PS only N/A Gold
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Grid Ghast Tear.png
Return to Sender Destroy a Ghast with a fireball. Into The Nether Kill a Ghast using a Ghast’s fireball. PS only N/A Gold
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Grid Blaze Rod.png
Into Fire Relieve a Blaze of its rod Into The Nether Pick up a Blaze Rod from the ground. PS only N/A Silver
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Grid Mundane Potion.png
Local Brewery Brew a potion. Into Fire Pick up a Potion from a Brewing Stand. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies. PS only N/A Silver
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Grid Eye of Ender.png
The End? Locate the End Into Fire Enter an End Portal. PS only N/A Gold
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Grid Dragon Egg.png
The End. Defeat the Enderdragon. The End? Enter the End exit portal while being in the End. PS only N/A Gold
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Grid Enchantment Table.png
Enchanter Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table. DIAMONDS! Pick up an Enchantment Table from a Crafting Table. PS only N/A Silver
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Awarded All Trophies All trophies have been rewarded All Others PS only N/A Platinum

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