Minecraft: PS3 Edition getting disc release next month, has lovely box art

Also, look at the Minecraft box art on a Vita and PS4 case.

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Minecraft will be getting a physical release for the PlayStation 3 on May 14, Mojang's Owen Hill has confirmed on the PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation Facebook page accompanied the announcement with a picture of the very snazzy box art, as well as a glimpse of the same art on the PS4 and Vita boxes.

While it's known that Minecraft will be coming to the Vita and PlayStation 4, showing the boxes suggests we'll also be getting an eventual physical release for those platforms too. Hill adds that there is no news on either of these versions at present, however.

"Sorry for the delay, but making Minecraft happen is serious business," says Hill.

Minecraft has been downloaded over 1.5 million times on the PlayStation 3 since its release late last year, Hill adds.

If you think it's a bit silly to release Minecraft on a disc, well, remember that the physical Xbox 360 release of the game has been a constant fixture at the high end of the UK charts since its launch last year. There's still plenty of money to be mined out of the game's lucrative veins, it seems.

Martin Gaston is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @squidmania
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Discussion

35 comments
VinTheDean
VinTheDean

my question is will Minecraft be a Cross Buy with the PS3/PS4/Vita.  I have already purchased the on PSN.  I would hate to have to buy again for the PS4.  I don't care for cross play.  What I want to is Cross Buy!

teller76567
teller76567

I think a lot of copies will sell not just because it's mine craft but physical copies are what people want and grate box art sells the game. If a good game has some what good box art it will still sell but good box art really pushes to sell like i don't have a ps3 nor do i care for mine craft but i might buy it just because the box art is good...


Also take a look at what the copy  of mine craft box art for the xbox 360 it looks plan boring

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

A physical copy is good for the Vita simply to save space on a memory card.  Depending on the price I may consider getting it for Vita, seems like it can translate well to a portable system (I have only played this on PC, so I have no idea how it is for the other mobile devices it is on).

soulless4now
soulless4now

Cool. I can get a disc version now. Saves me downloading time.  

Scourgejoe
Scourgejoe

When did Steve become left-handed?

deadpen
deadpen

Lame box art. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the nes had better box art than this.

kirbymaster5
kirbymaster5

So when do Steam Early Access games get box copies?

monson21502
monson21502

wow didnt know vita and ps4 had some type of boxes. i know they cant think of names for their systems but at least make the game cases different colors lol

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

Now people can own the game on their platforms instead of it being a glorified paid rental. Wish every digital game was capable of this.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

That box art is awesome. Funny that this game won't even use 1% of the space on the Bluray disk.

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

this is one of those game that doesn't really need a physical copy but that just me. 

onionking108
onionking108

If it comes in a PS4 or PS3 case, is it really necessary to say "Playstation 4 Edition." lol.  What else would it be?  "MINECRAFT. PS Vita Edition, only on Xbox One."

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Finally this is what I have been waiting for a Physical release of Minecraft. Playstation 4 is the version I will get. Kinda liking the idea of the PSvita version. But this is not a cross play game. So I will have to get it one PS4.

bluebird08
bluebird08

I will be getting a physical copy on ps4

Dezuria
Dezuria

VITA?  Nice. 
Sony needs to make a Vita Minecraft bundle.

bouff
bouff

I'll be waiting for the PS4 version, could be a while though

aceed_altiee
aceed_altiee

Honest question: why do I get all of these PS3 and PS4 news when I click on the XBOX One news link? seems like filters aren't working on this site?

Lhomity
Lhomity

Nice to see the Vita version is getting a physical release. I might actually finally buy Minecraft and might even play it. Maybe.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Who cares about gameplay or visuals? As long as box art is lovely, gamers will be happy.

Fatalv
Fatalv

I'm interested if the price is right. Not a big fan of digital downloads so I've been waiting for a disc based version to add to my backlog :P

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Does it have lovely box art? That's what I look for in my games… Lovely box art... -_-

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

@monson21502  Newer Ps3 games will have the same box as well now.  This one must have been made just before that change.

fede018
fede018

@xOmniCloudx sht up, grandpa

monson21502
monson21502

@Stevo_the_gamer  devs should be used to that from a sony sysyem. sony wastes a ton of space on anti pirate code . 

delta5931
delta5931

@Xx_DemonSoul_xX  Box Art can tell alot about how much cash they had to work with, and if they used it effectively.

monson21502
monson21502

@VegasAceVII @monson21502  sucks if a parent goes to buy their kids the game and they open it right away not looking at the cover. then they are out that 40 bucks or how ever much this game costs 

Lhomity
Lhomity

@EasyComeEasyGo I rarely ever play games on my PC anymore. I spend so much time working and studying at a PC that I can't stand to play games at one too.