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Console Edition
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Author(s)

Mojang logo.svg Mojang AB
4J.png 4J Studios

Platform(s)

Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation 3 Playstation 4 Playstation Vita

Written in

C++

Latest version

Xbox 360 - TU26
Xbox One - CU14
PlayStation 3 - 1.17
PlayStation 4 - 1.17
PlayStation Vita - 1.17
(Equivalent to PC: 1.6.4)

Released

Xbox® 360
May 9, 2012
June 4, 2013 (DVD's)
Xbox® One
September 5, 2014
November 18, 2014 (BluRay)
PlayStation® 3
December 17, 2013
May 14, 2014 (BluRay)
PlayStation® 4
September 4, 2014
October 3, 2014 (BluRay)
PlayStation® Vita
October 14, 2014[1]
Retail
November 11, 2014(NA)
November 19, 2014 (Europe)
November 21, 2014
(UK and Ireland)[2]

Rating(s)

(Online not rated)
PEGI: 7+[3]
ESRB: E10+[4]

Size

Xbox® 360:113.21 MB
Xbox® One:553,09MB
PlayStation® 3:103 MB
PlayStation® 4:215.3MB
PlayStation® Vita:243MB

License

Proprietary

Source available

N/A

Links

Xbox 360 Marketplace
Xbox One Marketplace
PlayStation® 3 Store
PlayStation® 4 Store
PlayStation® Vita Store

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 over PlayStation Network, which requires a PlayStation Plus subscription (PS4 only) or Xbox LIVE (requires Xbox Live Gold subscription). As with all versions, updates are free of charge.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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,[5] 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 the PC edition[edit | edit source]

Differences from PC version 1.6.4 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,[6] 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. "PlayStation Vita Edition" only supports Up To 2-4 Players Online and AD-HOC.
  • 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.[7]
  • 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.[8][9] 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 Xbox 360s and PS3s 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 mine shafts 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.
  • When in creative mode, if you sprint and stop quickly, you will not drift another block.
  • The ender dragon has a different fighting style and when at low health will hover above the ground spewing out acid.
  • Two ender crystals 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 an Offline Multiplayer Service. It can be toggled on or off (Online or AD-HOC) also similar to LAN Servers but without internet connection.

Achievements, Trophies[edit | edit source]

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
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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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Grid Dispenser.png
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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 30G Silver
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Grid Diamond Ore.png
DIAMONDS! Acquire diamonds with your iron tools. Acquire Hardware Pick up a Diamond from the ground. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G 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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 30G 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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G 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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G Silver
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Grid Eye of Ender.png
The End? Locate the End Into Fire Enter an End Portal. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G 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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 40G 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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Silver
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Awarded All Trophies All trophies have been rewarded All Others PS4 N/A Platinum
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Grid Diamond Sword.png
Overkill Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit Enchanter Damage can be dealt to any mob, even those that do not have nine hearts of health overall. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 30G N/A
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Grid Bookshelf.png
Librarian Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table Enchanter Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G N/A
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Grid Diamond Boots.png
Adventuring Time Discover 17 of the 23 different biomes The End? Visit these 17 biomes. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 40G N/A
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Grid Wheat.png
Repopulation Breed two cows with wheat Cow Tipper Breed two cows or two mooshrooms. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G N/A
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Grid Diamond.png
Diamonds to you! Throw diamonds at another player. DIAMONDS! Drop a diamond with your drop-item key (default is B 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. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G N/A
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Grid Cooked Porkchop.png
Pork Chop Cook and eat a pork chop. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 10G Bronze
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Grid Clock.png
Passing the Time Play for 100 days. None Play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equivalent to 33 hours in real time. Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Bronze
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Grid Emerald.png
The Haggler Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds. None You can do this in different worlds Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 30G Sliver
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Grid Flower Pot.png
Pot Planter Craft and place a Flower Pot. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G Bronze
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Grid Sign.png
It's a Sign! Craft and place a Sign. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G Bronze
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Grid Rotten Flesh.png
Iron Belly Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Bronze
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Grid Shears.png
Have a Shearful Day Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G Bronze
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Rainbow Collection Gather all 16 colours of wool. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 30G Sliver
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Grid Lava.png
Stayin' Frosty Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Bronze
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Grid Cobblestone.png
Chestful of Cobblestone Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Bronze
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Grid Coal.png
Renewable Energy Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 10G Bronze
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Grid Jukebox.png
Music to my Ears Play a music disc in a Jukebox. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Bronze
Body Guard.png
Body Guard Create an Iron Golem. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 20G Bronze
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Iron Man Wear a full suit of Iron Armour. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G Bronze
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Zombie Doctor Cure a zombie villager. None Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the left trigger with a golden apple in your hand) Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 40G Gold
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Lion Tamer Tame an Ocelot None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 15G Bronze
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Archer Kill a creeper with arrows. None Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS4 10G Bronze

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