Minecraft: PS3 Edition getting a physical release in May

Wednesday, 16th April 2014 11:41 GMT By Dave Owen

UPDATE: Sony has now confirmed that Minecraft: PS3 Edition will be getting a Blu-Ray release on May 14. The announcement comes in a new post on the PlayStation Blog.

minecraft ps3 boxart

“Following on from the successful [digital] release we’re pleased to confirm that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available on disc from 14th May, 2014 in all PAL regions,” says the post. “That means you can go into a real-life store, buy it with your country’s currency of choice, then take it home in a little bag.

“It comes with all the features you’d expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with update 14, including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more.”

Mojang has also teased the game’s box art for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions, which looks identical to the PS3 box above, barring the logos and blue covers.


It seems that Minecraft on PS3 will soon be getting a disc-based release, if a new report is anything to go by. PlayStation App users today received an email that advertised the release, claiming its due in shops on May 14.

minecraft ps3

The above images comes courtesy of NeoGAF.

The Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft has sold over 12 million copies to date, so a physical release on PS3 seems a likely move. It’s also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the near future.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. Legendaryboss

    #1 8 months ago
  2. johnapocalypse



    #2 8 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    1.5 million bought it digitally? That means 300k bought it monthly (5 months: Dec To April).

    To reiterate see gif.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Obernox


    #4 8 months ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Dragon

    Vita disk edition?
    Vita rises from the grave.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Dragon

    That reminds me, if Sony doesn’t do a Vita bundle for Minecraft (which is supposedly the best portable Minecraft version since its not the mobile one afaik) , they should just fire everyone in their Vita marketing division, if they haven’t already.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Legendaryboss

    @Dragon What marketing division? That would imply Sony knows what a Vita is.

    Seriously? SCEE will, SCEA won’t.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Obernox

    @8 LOL

    Don’t foget, the Vita category on the PS3 US PSN is at the fucking bottom.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. wally10975

    @9 Might be because the Vita does have it’s own store?

    #10 8 months ago
  11. Lounds

    On a blu-ray disk, the game is small lol. High rez textures… At least it will run at 1080p

    #11 8 months ago

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