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Minecraft PS4 Edition Coming to US Tomorrow

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Minecraft fans! We’re excited to finally tell you that the Minecraft PS4 Edition will be available on PlayStation Store this Thursday before 12pm Pacific for only $19.99!

For those looking for the ultimate Minecraft experience, the PS4 Edition will feature worlds 36 times bigger than the ones you might be used to on the PS3 system. Existing players will be able to import PS3 saves to the PS4 Edition, allowing them to continue work on their immense structure or delve even deeper towards the Nether.

Staying true to our promise, we wanted to make sure that anyone who previously bought the PS3 Edition (Disc or Digital) would be able to upgrade to PS4 Edition for a small fee.

Well, we’re happy to officially announce the upgrade option is available to any existing PS3 Edition owners for just $4.99!

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Minecraft on PS4: Learn More

Here’s how it works:

For Existing PS3 Edition Owners (Disc or Digital)

On the PS4, simply log into PlayStation Store and find Minecraft PS4 Edition, and you’ll be able purchase the upgrade for $4.99.

Note: This entitlement applies to everyone who’s bought Minecraft PS3 Edition (Disc or Digitally) with a saved game and signed into their PS4 console using the same SEN account.

About to Purchase Minecraft PS3 Edition (Digital)

On the PS3, purchase Minecraft PS3 Edition for $19.99. Once you have made the purchase, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PS4 Edition for $4.99.

About to Purchase Minecraft PS3 Edition (Disc)

Those joining the Minecraft experience through disc purchase should find a voucher packed in with an entitlement code. If you have any questions, please reach out on @AskPlayStation on Twitter or our official Customer Support channel.

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in the world of Minecraft PS4!

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Big_Boss9293 said:

September 3rd, 6:48 pm

Great news!! How about Vita?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:03 pm

    Mojang and 4J are working hard on it. We hope to update you soon.

Brink-2-Chaos said:

September 3rd, 6:48 pm

Yippee skippy!

ForsakenCrown said:

September 3rd, 6:50 pm

What about the Vita? Is it still in bug testing? If it is…it better be pretty damn perfect.

Pohlio said:

September 3rd, 6:50 pm

Coulda said something this morning while mojang is teasing us like were some mut dogs

Nick930930 said:

September 3rd, 6:50 pm

That’s cool. I can’t wait till this page says “Grand Theft Auto 5” though.

DarkStar83x said:

September 3rd, 6:51 pm

Awesome! Can’t wait!

xK3Vx89 said:

September 3rd, 6:53 pm

So… If I don’t have PS3 saves on my PS4 I can’t upgrade for 5$ ???

I don’t have my PS3 anymore, can’t transfer my save on the PS4. If I can’t upgrade, than **** that won’t buy it again.

Motherboop said:

September 3rd, 6:54 pm

Call out of work day!

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 9:35 pm

    Don’t let them catch you streaming.

KrisButtar said:

September 3rd, 6:54 pm

If I upgrade tomorrow is the Vita version cross buy or is that only available to PS3 owners and not the PS4 owners?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:01 pm

    Vita is only cross buy with the PS3 version.

Darig0n said:

September 3rd, 6:58 pm

Why does EU get it today earlier? D:

darkrebel08 said:

September 3rd, 7:00 pm

What about any DLC bought on the PS3? Will we have to purchase again for the PS4?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:02 pm

    Your DLC you already purchased will work on PS4 as well

MarkakaJin said:

September 3rd, 7:00 pm

Well, at least this is good news. I can’t wait to see how it works out when I play it tomorrow. I’ve been waiting for it for a long time!

xK3Vx89 said:

September 3rd, 7:01 pm

#9 If you got it on PS3, you get free upgrade for vita. 5$ upgrade are just for the PS4.

#11 no they are cross-buy.

ip8nt said:

September 3rd, 7:02 pm

Why not 12am Pacific :/

ManjoumeThunder said:

September 3rd, 7:03 pm

Will there be a physical copy for Vita (if same price, is cross buy?) and able to “upgrade” to Digital PS4?

Kojima-Yoshiyuki said:

September 3rd, 7:04 pm

Will there be a physical edition? When will it ship? How do I get one of the psn shirts from the tester?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:05 pm

    Yes there will be a physical version. More on when it will ship soon.

louis1532 said:

September 3rd, 7:04 pm

Does anyone know when the physical copy will be released?

komicturtle said:

September 3rd, 7:04 pm

I wish I can edit my personal skin….

UBERDOMINATOR said:

September 3rd, 7:05 pm

Awesome! Will this be a midnight release or sometime during the afternoon?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:16 pm

    Before 12pm pst Thursday

DrDemcie said:

September 3rd, 7:05 pm

What about Canada?

NMeck702 said:

September 3rd, 7:08 pm

Neat. I play the PC version, but I may still give this a whirl on console. It would be a good game to lay and bed and listen to podcasts while playing.

Jetglaze said:

September 3rd, 7:09 pm

If I buy the ps4 version, will I get the vita version at a discount?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:12 pm

    No the upgrade only works from the PS3/Vita version to PS4.

Christabon said:

September 3rd, 7:10 pm

When will the disk edition be released prior to tomorrow’s digital release?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:13 pm

    We will have more information on when the disc version is coming soon.

crazyboi786_mani said:

September 3rd, 7:10 pm

If i bought mc xbox edition could i exchange that one for ps4?

moecage said:

September 3rd, 7:12 pm

How does save import work ?

Rumbanana said:

September 3rd, 7:12 pm

Wow, just wow. I can’t believe how poorly this announcement was handled. Why couldn’t 4J and Sony just wait until everything was ironed out completely to announce it was coming? Why announce to the world that the game was submitted for certification? Why not make this a surprise? This is the first time Sony really failed me.

Garbage943 said:

September 3rd, 7:14 pm

So if i plan on getting the Vita one later, am I better off buying the PS3 version and then upgrading or can i buy the PS4 one and pay the 5$ later to upgrade (backwards there i guess) and get the vita one?

RoII_chan said:

September 3rd, 7:15 pm

Why cant we have our version as upgraded as the Pc version is? =/

bigdaddykraven said:

September 3rd, 7:16 pm

Why in the afternoon when everyone is working? Seems silly especially when everyone else in the world seems to have it already. Be honest, it was supposed to release earlier but there were complications and now it’ll be tomorrow because everyone is going to bed etc right?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:17 pm

    Trust me, no one is going to bed.

EvanKyleC said:

September 3rd, 7:16 pm

If I but the PS3 Retail copy without owning a PS3 will I still be able to get the Vita for free and the PS4 for 4.99?

jlemale_us said:

September 3rd, 7:21 pm

are the mods (like hunger game) available too ?

ragnorak251 said:

September 3rd, 7:21 pm

If I buy the physical ps3 copy, will I get the entitlement for the vita version?

KrisButtar said:

September 3rd, 7:23 pm

I have the PS3 version, is there going to be an option to just purchase the PS4 version(not upgrade for $5) and still transfer my PS3 save games to the PS4 as I don’t want to miss out on the Vita cross buy. The Vita gets the shaft way to often it seems

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:26 pm

    Cross buy is only for the PS3/Vita versions. If you have the PS3 version you will be able to download the vita version when it is released.

TWODEEEE said:

September 3rd, 7:23 pm

why does uk get it way earlier than us….? i don’t understand the difference? with destiny so close to coming out i probably wont be playing it much

Richo996 said:

September 3rd, 7:23 pm

When will it be out in Australia nervously waiting .

Garbage943 said:

September 3rd, 7:23 pm

I saw my question answered after I posted, but can’t figure out how to delete it! Sorry for the repetitive question >.<!

NightDrifter01 said:

September 3rd, 7:26 pm

@27 Because the PS4 isn’t strong enough to have a endless world like the PC. Update wise it’ll be caught up soon, Mojang just has to get the core game out first before working on in game updates.

@30 No, you won’t see ANY mod’s because the PS4 One don’t have mod support. If you ever want mod’s stick with PC support since you’ll never get that on a PS4

Proalfredo said:

September 3rd, 7:26 pm

How much will be the physician version of it?

djsaiyan said:

September 3rd, 7:27 pm

So basically what you’re saying is if we buy the PS3 version (in order to get the Vita one) and then upgrade to PS4, it’s sort of like buying the Vita version for $4.99.

That’s still a pretty good deal.

Two questions

1) When does the upgrade offer expire?

2) Is this like the previous upgrade program where having the PS3 disc in your PS4 is required to play?

DarthGnar said:

September 3rd, 7:29 pm

Will Minecraft for PS4 make me more attractive to the opposite sex? Should I buy 2 copies?

RainbowFlwrPowr said:

September 3rd, 7:29 pm

I am guessing you can purchase just the PS4 edition?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:31 pm

    Yes just the PS4 version is available for $19.99.

cadbane1995 said:

September 3rd, 7:30 pm

@BrianSilva, this is fantasic news!! looking foward to playing this game on PS4! thanks for giving us this news!

Nootherswereleft said:

September 3rd, 7:30 pm

Do trophies transfer?

Deathly_rYaN said:

September 3rd, 7:31 pm

I asked others but I am still lost. If we currently own the PS3 copy and don’t upgrade until the Vita version is out. And when it is out, if we upgrade can it still be claimed free or do you have to have the PS3 version in order to get MC Vita free?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:34 pm

    If you own the PS3 version you will be able to download the Vita version when it is released. Buying the PS4 upgrade will not change you owning the PS3 and Vita version.

dukespeedybeast said:

September 3rd, 7:32 pm

CAN IT BE FREE FOR PLUS?!

CrimsonNemo said:

September 3rd, 7:32 pm

Is PS+ needed to play this online?
Ima assume yes since it’s the PS4 version of the game.

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:35 pm

    Correct PS+ is required for online play.

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Brian Silva said:

September 3rd, 7:33 pm

If you own the PS3 version you will be able to download the vita version when it is released. Buying the PS4 upgrade will not change you owning the PS3 and Vita version.

Sneeches said:

September 3rd, 7:33 pm

Hurry up and release it already, MY BODY IS READY!!!

Richo996 said:

September 3rd, 7:34 pm

Hopefully out in Australia today ??

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 7:36 pm

    Check your store

crusher915 said:

September 3rd, 7:35 pm

@36 the PS4 is powerful enough to handle an endless world but Sony has a Save size limit which restricts them from doing an endless world

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