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Sony invites Notch to its E3 event by giving him a golden PSone

Monday, 27th May 2013 15:54 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has received a rather classy VIP invitation to Sony’s E3 press conference: a golden PSone console.

The developer disclosed this news via a tweet:

Although Minecraft has been released only for XBLA as far as console releases are concerned, selling well over 6 million copies on the network; it’s well known that he’s not too fond of Microsoft’s practices. He even tweeted about how unexcited he was by the Xbox One reveal stating that he “wanted a game console, not a voice and gesture based tv remote box.”

The invitation surely makes things interesting as Sony might be looking to woo him over to develop something for the PlayStation 4.

But we’ll have to wait until E3 to know for sure what the publisher plans to do by inviting him to its event.

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47 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Kiss Up Much? :D

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Cobra951

    Let’s hope that Sony actually delivers a real counterpoint for the nightmare that is the XB1. If Notch can help, I’m all for it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Sony is starting to kiss everyone’s Ass just for the sake of it.

    Ok. Ok.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    that is how sony treat indie… not like microsoft that smack indie down, then demand ass up and face down.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KrazyKraut

    why? what he has to do with PS/sony or what he has done for them?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    Maybe this is the VIP invite for everyone and he is the only one who showed it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @5
    I refer you to my comment or Erthazus’s comment, basically Sony is trying to poach indie developers from MS, well Sony is appealing to almost all of the indie developers. But to answer your question Sony wants a piece of that Minecraft pie :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Clupula

    I don’t think they’d just send him this if there wasn’t already a deal in place for him to announce something at E3.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lord Gremlin

    Not interested in his garbage.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    @7 Lengendaryboss, poach indie developers from MS???. that was a new excuse i haven’t seen before… MS have officially gone public and told they don’t want to support indie. also Markus “Notch” Persson have said public on his twitter that xbone suck arse. so one thing is for sure there is no one that poach anyone here… you numb nut.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Lengendaryboss

    @PS3fanboy
    No what i meant is that they are poaching the formerly exclusive Xbox360 developer to bring Minecraft To PlayStation Platforms. Don’t call me numb nut as it is pointless your opinion of me like i said to a Nintendo version of you doesn’t mean anything to me.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Clupula

    @11 – Wouldn’t it be hilarious if PS3Fanboy and Francis were really the same person, just with some sort of multiple personality disorder.

    Now that I think about it, I don’t recall the two of them ever tangling. Hmmmm…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. redwood

    @11 poaching is a very large term to use here. and the kiss-ass comment is invalid, but i think you were just trying to be funny.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. xBASSxMONSTAx

    Minecraft on PS4. You heard it here 1st. :D

    #14 2 years ago
  15. redwood

    btw good move sony, but I really don’t see too much value in it unless they come out with some sort of exclusivity deal with notch. But i doubt he will do that, because mC’s major audience is on pC

    #15 2 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, I thought it was actual gold…

    Turns out, it’s just paint.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @Redwood
    I was trying funny, looks like i failed oh well and next time i will use a better term for poach, attract to their platforms maybe?
    @Clupula
    Very mysterious indeed.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Clupula

    @17 – You would think two titans of fanboyism from opposite sides of the tracks would be natural enemies, like the badger and the dolphin.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ps3fanboy

    G1GAHURTZ=BUTTHURTZ… *flush toilet*

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Butthurtz? Classy.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    @11 Lengendaryboss, sorry for calling u a numb nut. it is now clearly that Clupula is the numb nut here.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @15

    “because mC’s major audience is on pC”

    Nope.

    “Of course, while the PC version’s sales were impressive, they couldn’t top the sales of the Xbox 360 version. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was purchased 100,416 times on Christmas day, jumping up to 325,591 sales during the larger Christmas week. 5,002,370 sales was the final tally for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, which again is something that we already knew.”

    http://www.slashgear.com/minecraft-sales-top-15-million-in-2012-11264932/

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    Hmmmm…and just like Francis, he picks me out to insult. Hmmmmmmm. Coincidence? I think not.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. ps3fanboy

    @23 paranoid much?? maybe you should take a rest from the cybernet…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Clupula

    @24 – Which is exactly what Francis would want me to do!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. redwood

    @22.. arn’t those just christmas season sales? also the next para says
    “With the huge number of people getting a new smartphone or tablet on Christmas day, it definitely isn’t surprising that the sales for Minecraft: Pocket Edition managed to come in on top of the Xbox 360 and PC versions. The mobile version of Minecraft netted 283,939 sales on Christmas day, 706,419 on Christmas week, and 5,899,727 for 2012 as a whole. Both iOS and Android sales are counted in this figure, so it would appear that Mojang is cleaning up across all platforms.”

    #26 2 years ago
  27. redwood

    interwebs tells me, total sales 20 million, and 10 million are just on PC.. the rest are xbox and pocket addition.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Francis O

    @25 What the hell are you talking about….?

    - Clupula, sometimes you try to hard man. Work on getting more subs on your YouTube than commenting so much on VG247.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @27

    I provided a link that of which you have not other than anecdotal. Link or it didn’t happen.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Lengendaryboss

    @Clupula
    Damn I think we said Francis so much that it attracted him :D

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Clupula

    @28 – I dunno. I’ve never seen a picture of you two together.

    In fact, I’ve never seen a picture of either of you. I have no reason NOT to believe that you’re both the same person.

    Does make one suspicious, since I would assume you two would be attacking each other more than anyone on this site.

    Although, in fairness, it is common, for someone with a split personality to black out when the other personality is in charge. You guys could be the same person and not even know it!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    @30 – Or was he ALREADY HERE THE WHOLE TIME?

    DUN DUN DUNNNN!!!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. ps3fanboy

    @32 Clupula, look…

    https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/501/4604/original.jpg

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DocCylon

    Everyone seems to have missed a major part of this story, and that is that this is the sexiest goddamn PSOne I have ever seen.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. redwood

    @29
    homie pleeeeeease
    http://www.minecraftforum.net/news/783-minecraft-surpasses-10-million-sales/

    #35 2 years ago
  36. grizzlycake

    @34

    Quite indeed. I wonder if it has golden controllers too.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Sadismek

    @22 What?

    “So far 10,650,032 people bought the PC/Mac version of the game”. I’ve just got that from their official site.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Lengendaryboss

    @34
    “Well Oh No” Family Guy :D True it would have been even more sexier in stores back 1990s.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    @35

    Ok you provided a number for the PC version but not of the 360 version.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. redwood

    the total sales are around 20 million, and the android sales have topped 5 million.. so they must be around 5-6 million , good but not as great as the pc.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Sadismek

    @39 You’ve told us the numbers in your #22 post :|.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    @41

    No that was for last Xmas not the most recent as redwood had provided for PC.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Sadismek

    @42 Oh, me bad then :P.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Lounds

    Does the PS3 have enough ram to run Minecraft? Java uses 512mb-1024.
    I know the Cell can manage Minecraft but does it have enough ram?

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Lengendaryboss

    @Lounds
    Developers can find comprises and who said anything about a PS3 version? PS4 and PS Vita, All of the above.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Lounds

    seeing as PS3 has a massive user base, it would be dumb to not make it for that as well as ps4

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Clupula

    Yeah, I can’t imagine they’d skip a PS3 version.

    #47 2 years ago

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