Sony sends Notch gold colored PlayStation One

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson says he also received original copy of Dungeon Master II; "They sure know how to bribe nerds."

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Sony sent Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson a gold colored PlayStation One as a means to invite him to an event at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the designer said over Twitter recently.

"Got a [VIP] invitation to an [E3] event from Sony in the form of a gold colored [PlayStation One]. Wow. :D," Persson said.

Persson said the system came without video or power cables and is not sure if the console actually works.

"Sony also once sent me an original copy of Dungeon Master II they had lying around for some reason. They sure know how to bribe nerds. ;D," he added.

Mojang and Microsoft partnered up for Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade, which has sold over 6 million units thus far and been described by executives as a "beast."

Neither Minecraft, nor any other Mojang titles, are available on Sony's PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. However, Mojang said in March that it will "consider" bringing Minecraft to Sony platforms when its exclusivity deal with Microsoft is up. Support for Nitnendo's Wii U, though, is "very unlikely," the company said.

Discussion

221 comments
csward
csward

'Bout time they brought Minecraft to PS3. I don't understand why it's not on PS3 already.

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

PlayStation One, used the "One" before it was copied, stolen..

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

It doesn't matter HOW they buy you.

If you start making PS4/Vita exclusives you're a sellout anyway.

CBN16
CBN16

I want that Playstation haha.

I would love to see Minecraft on Vita. Not the pocket edition, but maybe the Xbox edition.

rktPYZQShWz
rktPYZQShWz

The first Playstation was such a good console :D.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Forget the Wii U (I own one, and really don't care about Minecraft), and stick it to MS by attending. They need something to get a fire under their ass, and this might be it!

wouldYouKindly4
wouldYouKindly4

hopefully the ps4 doesn't have the YLOD that the ps3 had it was F***ing frustrating

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I'm sure Minecraft will be out on the PS3 and Vita, maybe even PS4 once the exclusive deal is done with Microsoft because Mojang will defiantly make more money from the more consoles it is compatible with.

sneakthief81
sneakthief81

back to basic designs..they should do a retro look..or a revamp of this console with the new ps4..

EndlessArc
EndlessArc

looking at that system brings back so many memories lol

Hadif151
Hadif151

I WISH THEY SEND ME ONE T.T

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I don't even play Minecraft. But the more people that can have access, the better.

hadlee73
hadlee73

With indie and retro being "in" at the moment, I had a secret hope that the PS4 would actually bring back the round pop-open lid the PSOne had. I love that old design.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Not much different than Micro$hits giving us their golden turd, the xboxdone.  Only major difference, Micro$hits golden turd stinks.

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Next repacking of a old console: N64 with a Ocarina of Time icon with a Ocarina with it too.

xhawk27
xhawk27

I bet MS sends him a golden Slim Xbox 360. 


MadMike2869
MadMike2869

and all it took was a gold psone? why didnt u do this sooner sony

meatz666
meatz666

I would be more impressed in getting a PS4 without DRM... That would be cool...

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Golden PS2 with all of the PS2 games > Xbox One

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

This Beats the Neo Geo X on GameStop for online sale.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Upon the birth of the Xbox One, Sony sends Notch a golden Ps One... sort of saying "The biggest gold mine is on THIS ONE?" XD XD

OldKye
OldKye

@soulless4now I wish I could go to E3 for a chance at owning Sony's "candy factory" I mean company ^.^

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

I tried it but holy cow it takes time from your day. Very addicting, stay away if you value your personal life.

Dugular
Dugular

@sonyfreak456 A plain black one with Shadow of the colossus, Sly cooper and God of War will do me just fine

soulless4now
soulless4now

@OldKye I would be satisfied with just smelling the air in their candy factory. =P

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@Uiltetwr  @wouldYouKindly4 Do not, for one second, try and presume that I was comparing the YLOD to the RROD SIR! I have two dead 360's in a closet, and I used to think the YLOD was a myth, made up by MS zealots that were jealous!