PlayStation 3 Edition

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PlayStation 3 Edition
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Sony Interactive Entertainment


PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3

Written in


Latest version


Release date

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


ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 7+
ACB: PG[1][2]
DEJUS: L (Livre)[3]
DEJUS: 10[4]
USK: 6


84 MB



Source available



Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is the PlayStation 3 edition of the Legacy Console Edition of Minecraft, developed by 4J Studios for Mojang Studios.[5] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is the first edition of Minecraft to be released on the Sony-manufactured console.

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 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.[6][7]

The PlayStation 3 has been discontinued and the edition's final feature update was Update Aquatic.

Retail Disc[edit]

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.[8][9]


The gameplay is identical to Xbox 360 Edition.


Skin packs[edit]

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[edit]

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 and from PS3/PS Vita to PS4.[10]


Note: As with the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One trailer, this one was also created by Hat Films.[11]