A new post on the NA PS Blog has announced that the PS3 edition of Minecraft will be available in North America from December 17. PS4 and Vita versions are on their way, but they remain without release dates for now.
The blog refers specifically to North America, but it's probably safe to assume that it'll arrive in other regions at around the same time.
The post also answers a handful of questions about the PS3 edition of the game.
Q: Does Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature everything from the other versions of Minecraft?
Minecraft: PS3 Edition comes with everything present in other console versions. They’re pretty much identical to play, and will be developed in tandem from now on.
Q: Will Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature DLC texture packs and skins?
Downloadable skins and texture packs will be available from PSN soon after release.
Q: Will there be PlayStation-specific content?
PlayStation-specific skins and texture packs would be cool! Fingers crossed, eh?
Q: Will Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature Remote Play or compatibility with the PS4 or PS Vita editions?
We don’t know yet, sorry. We’ll let you know as soon as we do.
Q: Does Herobrine feature in Minecraft: PS3 Edition?
Over the weekend it was announced that the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft has sold over 10 million copies, putting overall sales at somewhere over 30 million copies. That number is only set to rise.