Minecraft Xbox 360 retail version delayed

Disc-based version of sandbox game pushed to June 4 so the "very latest content" can be included.

The retail version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has been delayed in the United States to June 4. Microsoft announced the news today over Twitter, saying the delay was needed so the "very latest content" could be included.

This content was not specified.

Previously, the retail version of Minecraft for the Xbox 360 was slated to launch in the US on April 30.

The game originally launched through Xbox Live last May, scoring a warm critical reception and selling 6 million units, generating $120 million in revenue.

Time voters recently named Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson the second-most influential person in the world, only behind Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi.

For more on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, check out GameSpot's review.

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CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

i dont like this game, played it on pc and didnt 'get it'. however, glad to seee retail version coming. more gamers happy.

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

Will this come with anything extra, like the Terraria: Collector's Edition. Bought that one on Steam but also got the nice physcial collector's edition of that game.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

i read 1.2 is released so enjoy that, fans. it's a good update.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Minecraft was a fun distraction but I hope next gen devs/publishers don't think this is all we want.  Leave the 8bit trend in the Arcade/PC social media

AlexFili
AlexFili

This is purely for the 1% of people who have no access to the internet. It's sad really

sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

Pull a Netflix, find a loophole, and bring it to PS3 please.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

I don't mind buying it again since I'd rather own a disc than digital at the moment.

blackace
blackace

I haven't bought and probably won't. It's too time consuming. After almost 6 yrs playing TribalWars, I'm happy to have free time to play other games.

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

Why does this even exist? 6m people already have the game, who's left to buy it?

dragonkantus
dragonkantus

delayed so the " very latest content could be included." well that is rare to hear...in a generation of dlc crap

DarkChocolateQ
DarkChocolateQ

While they're at it they should add some other 1st-party XBLA games. The main reason I buy XBLA games on disc is to get more games for less.

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

I'm a little.........no! Really tired of all these minor Minecraft articles that crop up every week or so. We get it. The game is popular. It has sold millions. Will we keep getting articles every time the game is updated too? More than likely. Every time it sells another million? Definitely. Gamespot should really have a dedicated Minecraft tab in between the Xbox 360 and PC tab. Sorry its been a long week. And my underwear is riding high.

m-miky
m-miky

1 look & my eyes start bleeding......grapfhics are not important yeah right

wcwj26
wcwj26

 Nintendo phoned, they want their 'reasons' back lol

Good on them though, nice to see Mojang and 4J Studio's putting in the effort.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Preordered on Newegg for $16.99, can't wait!

PortalJumper93
PortalJumper93

I love me some mincraft. After a hard day of school its nice to have a simple game that isnt a dumb shooter to play and be creative for 30 mins or so before I play some more complicated shit.

CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

@DaneGamer think about it. millions of gamers worldwide have poor or no internet. also, some parents choose no internet for kids. people in forums online always forget about majority.

Supabul
Supabul

@AlexFili 

Those 1% must also be the one's complaining about an always online xbox

Sam_021
Sam_021

@AlexFili Nope, you are not looking at this the right way. Some people may have not heard about it, others might not wanna get a gold account and so on and so forth.

The real deal behind this is people like me that want to buy this physically and gift it to others so this way they have no choice but to install and play with me :D. I'll be buying 5 copies when it finally arrives :D.

fourclawrider
fourclawrider

@TheSkyrimStatue People like me, who hate online buying/downloading and all the crap that comes with it. Been wanting to play minecraft but couldn't be bothered to get a paypal account or a creditcard.

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@TheSkyrimStatue People who don't have internet.

People with internet too slow to have the patience to download the game.

People who walk into GameStop and say, "What's this Minecraft game?"

Poodger
Poodger

@m-miky Minecraft is proof that they are not important actually. One of the best games of this entire generation.

wanderz
wanderz

@Sam_021 @AlexFili what does a gold account have to do with anything?   you can buy games and dlc without a gold account any day.

it IS for those that want a physical copy, or don't have their xbox  connected to the internet.

sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

@Shango4 @sargentpsgamer I was going to reply to Flyersfan too, but my girlfriend has a Chromebook which doesn't support Minecraft and I want to play the game with her. PS3, two controllers, one copy of Minecraft, problem solved.

wanderz
wanderz

@fourclawrider what would you need a paypal account or creditcard for?   everyone sells microsoft point cards.. grocery stores, best buy, even gas stations..  you can pay cash for them.


you can also earn points just by searching with bing.. tho it'd take a while to earn all the points to buy minecraft.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

@ChiefReaver @TheSkyrimStatue 1. How are people aware of Minecraft, aware of a disc version and aware of this article without internet?

2. People don't have patience to download 113MB? Even over the course of a year?

3. People can't see the Minecraft download card stores sell?

Aside from possibly getting it cheaper at retail in a few months after the June release date, I don't see the point in it. Not for 4JStudios/Mojang/Microsoft and not for the consumer.

mario113
mario113

@speedfreak48t5p @mario113 whoops that was supposed to be a blog comment! 0_0;

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

@Poodger @m-miky yes, but we've got to admit, the graphics are crap. Minecraft with better graphics would be way better.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@Heshertonfist @Blowing_for_Ps4 Really grammar is what you bring up. Not even that but punctuation and capitalization in a 10 character post.  When you're done picking peanuts out of poop you can post something with a little more substance

ThereWillBeNPCs
ThereWillBeNPCs

@Heshertonfist @Blowing_for_Ps4 Come on man, why'd you have to lose your own argument by bringing up grammar? A clear indication of stupidity is assuming somebody is stupid having not held shift when pressing the first letter...

sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

@DaneGamer @sargentpsgamer @Shango4 Do you know what a Chromebook is? .....

and even if it did, I'd prefer to buy one copy of the game, not two. Dunno why wanting the game on PS3 is such a big deal to begin with.....

nanorazor
nanorazor

@JustArtificial @ChiefReaver @TheSkyrimStatue Sounds like you think all gamers don't have friends. you can still load these pages with dial up but quite long actually. If web pages are long for them, how long would it take to download minecraft?