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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!


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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eboula said:

September 3rd, 8:54 pm

If I buy the digital version will I still have to pay again if I later decide I want the disc when it comes out or will I just be able to go pick up a disc and get rid of the digital version for an even trade?

xgirlinpinkx said:

September 3rd, 8:55 pm

Super excited to get the game tomorrow!
Thanks for all the hard work!
AlwaYS looking for new people to play with add me so we can get our minecraft on.

Mikaelkid17 said:

September 3rd, 8:56 pm

Well that stinks. May I ask why not? I know you and Microsoft are in competition, but GTA V online characters and online progress is transferable from Xbox 360 – PS4. I used PS3 primarily from 2009 – 2011, then got an Xbox for friends and used 2011 – Present. We are going to Playstation soon. I would think you two would work to bring most joy to customers.

Trust me, it isn’t so much about paying the price, but losing our endless hours on building masterpieces, only to essentially lose them since we are cancelling our Live subscriptions. That and the $20.00 would be pretty expensive after shelling out 1/2 a grand for your bundle.

Gamesharing is still a thing right?

killaTj11 said:

September 3rd, 8:56 pm

can I buy a ps3 version tomorrow and still get a discount on ps4 or is it if you already have ps3 when its released

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 9:32 pm

    No that is still possible


September 3rd, 9:03 pm

Will there be an Update with the release of the PS4 Edition of Minecraft?

xeno3d said:

September 3rd, 9:08 pm

All I have to say is… it’s about @$#&! time!! can’t wait!

FINGER7IME1212 said:

September 3rd, 9:15 pm

make it quick on the vita version one. the only reason i got the vita was for minecraft so please hurry. cant wait any longer

carl_swagan said:

September 3rd, 9:21 pm

If I bought Minecraft for PS3 digitally yesterday and don’t have a save am I still eligible for the PS4 discount?

soldierone said:

September 3rd, 9:25 pm

Really wish the Vita version came with it.

spacemonkeyham said:

September 3rd, 9:27 pm

Will Vita be cross save with PS3 and PS4?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 9:31 pm

    They are still working to determine if it can be cross save with PS3. We will have more information about the Vita version soon.

maorislayer44 said:

September 3rd, 9:34 pm

hi playstation when does it release in New Zealand is it possible its tomorrow as well or even later today as its 5pm september 4th here????

XDouble_TappedX said:

September 3rd, 9:41 pm

If I purchased Minecraft PS3 edition off of my other account and no longer have access to it, will I be able to gain access to the $5 upgrade promotion?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 9:43 pm

    No it is only available on the same account the PS3 version was purchased on.

ApachePROphet said:

September 3rd, 9:42 pm

How exactly does the Minecraft PS3 Disc Version to PS4 Upgrade/Discount work? Do I take it back to my local retail store?

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    Brian Silva said:

    September 3rd, 9:45 pm

    You will be able to purchase the PS4 version digitally from the PS4 store or web store.

WickedNemesis said:

September 3rd, 9:46 pm

35 times larger were a cell phone can do infinite gnome consoles are losing to phones. :(

XDouble_TappedX said:

September 3rd, 9:49 pm

Also I have two PS4’s in my household, I tried downloading a game on one console that I purchased on the other, and it only allowed me to play the game on the account it was purchased on, and when I tried to play it on a different account it had a lock over it. Is that the same case with all games?

Fulgore3000 said:

September 3rd, 10:01 pm

@Brian Silva If I have the disk version for the PS3, I will be able to redeem it correct. Will I recieve a code or there’s a code I will be sent over email or while attempting to run the disk version?

Captain-of-Seas said:

September 3rd, 10:14 pm

Thank you sony for working so hard to get this game released. The true sony and minecraft fans understand why there had to be a delay. You guys have been working hard on it and we appreciate that you kept us up to date through the process. Super excited to play this game with the power of the PS4. You guys rock.

XDouble_TappedX said:

September 3rd, 10:14 pm

@Fulgore3000 if you have the disk for ps3 all you need to do is buy the $5 upgrade which will be on the playstation store. Then everytime you want to play you will insert your ps3 disc.

RA169 said:

September 3rd, 10:17 pm

I can’t wait! Next week i get my PS4 with Destiny! And now i can get the PS4 version of minecraft for 5 bucks! Can this get any better! :D

amwisdx said:

September 3rd, 10:19 pm

So they’re saying I can rent the game for $2 from redbox on the PS3, create a save file and upgrade to PS4 for $5?

Gargan97 said:

September 3rd, 10:22 pm

Is there gonna be a PS Plus free version of this game anytime soon?

RossDW said:

September 3rd, 10:36 pm

Will it be out in England today ???

medenko1975 said:

September 3rd, 10:37 pm

when i buy / own PS3 disc or digital and when i upgrade to ps4 will i be able to play on both systems?

unlovedhomie said:

September 3rd, 10:47 pm

ok folks that want all 3 versions but don’t have a ps3 , this is what i would do:
first , go to the psn store on the web or phone or what ever (even without a ps3) find minecraft FOR ps3 and buy it with your same psn that you use for ps4 and vita. make sure that you confirm that you just bought it for PLAYSTATION 3. one way to double check is to go to your download list and see if its there, it should be even if you dont have a ps3. now got back to the store the same way and find the ps4 version and buy it at the upgrade price of $5 and download it to you ps4. BAM, now when ever the vita version drops it will show up in your download list on your vita. just hit download and you have all 3 versions for $25 total, legal and legit .

now my only question for brain is if i bought it on ps3 under my psn account for my kid to play on her own account on my system will she be able to take her ps3 save to her same psn account on my ps4 or will the save moving only work for the account that actually paid for it (the main account) ?


Hwilliams22 said:

September 3rd, 10:55 pm

I just wanted to say YAY!! I have a 6 year old that has been making me check for updates for the past 2 days…tomorrow is like xmas for him!

tigerjeffrey60 said:

September 3rd, 10:58 pm

When I buy PS4 version can download free on my PS Vitas?

abab117 said:

September 3rd, 10:59 pm

is this for Australia aswell?

NinjaArran said:

September 3rd, 11:14 pm

Just wondering like many of us from EU and UK when it will be on store to purchase for us? Please reply , thanks!

medenko1975 said:

September 3rd, 11:16 pm

@125: it was already explained, NO.

froudeybrand said:

September 3rd, 11:19 pm

So no love for Australia?

nitecrawler_82 said:

September 3rd, 11:41 pm

i have xbox 360 version, can i move all my saves to ps4?

medenko1975 said:

September 3rd, 11:49 pm

130: of course not?

Woozy_man-99 said:

September 3rd, 11:53 pm

What time gmt?

Woozy_man-99 said:

September 3rd, 11:58 pm

Is it coming out in Europe at all actually?

AizawaYuuichi said:

September 4th, 12:08 am

@ nitecrawler_82 / and others who are asking:

NO. You cannot bring Xbox 360 saves of Minecraft over to PS Vita, PS3 or PS4. Why? Why, when games like GTA V and Diablo 3 are advertising this feature? Simple. Those games have servers you connect to and upload your save, then download the save on your new system. In the case of GTA V, it’s only your online progress, because your progress is saved on their servers, and can be retrieved on any system. With Diablo 3, you’re uploading your save to your Battle.Net account, then connecting to that account from whatever system you’re playing the game on. Minecraft does not have servers. You connect directly to other players, so there are no cross-console servers for your worlds to be saved on. It’s quite simple, if you put in the effort to think about it.

On-Topic: Really happy to see that you guys are rushing this out to get it ahead of Destiny. I’ll at least have this weekend to play with my new, bigger Minecraft world before I get sucked into that beast of a game. Thanks for all the hard work and effort in getting this turned around so quickly after failing cert the first time, and Sony for getting it back through cert so quickly the second time. Congrats all around.

X-calrudy-X said:

September 4th, 12:15 am

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

i need to know ASAP

ThunderHeerlijk said:

September 4th, 12:16 am

What if I only want the PS4 version (I’m not interested in crossbuy)? The Dutch PSN store only shows the PS4 demo and the upgrade, which is unavailable since I don’t have the PS3 version..

TexasEagle09 said:

September 4th, 12:23 am

If I don’t own a ps3, can I buy the ps3 version online then take advantage of the cross buy vita version plus $5 upgrade on my ps4?

ThExVeTeRaNo4 said:

September 4th, 12:25 am

When can I play minecraft ????? It 12:30am on USA time :(

blacklightning8 said:

September 4th, 12:48 am

you say that the vita versions only if you buy the ps3 version but ive heard from many news sources said if you bought the ps4 version you would get all 3?
this doesnt make much sense for my friend he only has a ps4 and a vita hows he suppose to get all 3 for 25$ then?

blacklightning8 said:

September 4th, 12:57 am

there should be an easier way for people to downgrade if they dont have the ps3 version or only want the vita version
like the ps4 you can buy the vita version for 5$

djsaiyan said:

September 4th, 1:11 am


Based on what’s been said here, yes you can absolutely do that.


Tell your friend to do what 137 proposed. Go on the web store ( and buy the PS3 version, which gets him/her the PS3 and Vita versions. Then do the $5 upgrade. Voila. All three versions, $24.98.

Chazerx said:

September 4th, 1:18 am

If I buy the Minecraft PS3 edition second hand (disk version) will I be able to upgrade it to the PS4? (This question also counts if I choose to buy the retail version new). How does it exactly work? How does PlayStation see if I’m eligible for the PS4 upgrade and the PS Vita cross-buy? Thank you for your time.

DonMonnz said:

September 4th, 1:27 am

so the ps4 disc version is out today? Amazon have said nothing about it so far

IRISHJOE13 said:

September 4th, 1:34 am

What if i don’t have a PS4 yet. Would i be able to buy the PS4 version for $5 if i bought the PS3 version, like on PC store?

RestaFinn said:

September 4th, 1:35 am

did it coming for online buy? i mean on playstation store

youngblood-71 said:

September 4th, 1:35 am

When will it be released in the UK/EU????

Huntercybe said:

September 4th, 1:38 am

So basically you have to own a ps3 version first to be able to get it in the ps4? Well that’s what it looks like on my psn store for ps4. It says it’s not available for purchase and when I press tell me more it says I don’t own the ps3 edition of the game. Please tell me what’s up.

photo_guy_666 said:

September 4th, 1:45 am

What if you have friends that don’t own a PS4 yet, but have the Minecraft on there PS3 can we still play together in an online session between both systems?

BlAzeRaQq said:

September 4th, 1:51 am

How About The UAE Minecraft PS4 EDITION What Is The Release Date Of It?

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