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Vashetti
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(04-16-2014, 10:43 AM)
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Just got this email:



Minor sales update:

Hello everyone! Owen from Mojang here. As at least 1.5 million of you already know, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition has been available to download from PSN since the end of last year. Welcome to the Minecraft family, friends of Sony!

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/...se-next-month/
Last edited by Vashetti; 04-16-2014 at 12:42 PM.
RVinP
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(04-16-2014, 10:44 AM)
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Why does the game release on PS3 warrant a Blu-Ray Disc?
Into
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(04-16-2014, 10:45 AM)
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That is a fantastic box art, captures much of the mood from the game.

I may just get it
elektrixx
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(04-16-2014, 10:45 AM)
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All hail Notch.

As much as I love Minecraft, I never play with enemies. They just disturb the exploring and building.
Vashetti
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(04-16-2014, 10:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by RVinP

Why does the game release on PS3 warrant a Blu-Ray Disc?

Because the 360 version on DVD has sold a fuckton in the UK and never leaves the charts.
Zalman
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(04-16-2014, 10:45 AM)
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How about a PS4 disc?
Vashetti
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(04-16-2014, 10:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zalman

How about a PS4 disc?

If Sony are smart they'll release physical copies for Vita and PS4.

A Vita bundle would be terrific at the right price.
TheUnsunghero26
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(04-16-2014, 10:49 AM)
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Is Sony going to publish/distribute this?
TheLegendOfMart
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(04-16-2014, 10:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by RVinP

Why does the game release on PS3 warrant a Blu-Ray Disc?

The PS3 plays games on Blu-Ray, games on disc require to be Blu-Ray whether they are 1MB or 50GB.
meppi
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(04-16-2014, 10:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

If Sony are smart they'll release physical copies for Vita and PS4.

A Vita bundle would be terrific at the right price.

That would indeed be a very smart move.

Portable Minecraft as a packing. That's sure to sell a couple systems.
Bishop89
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(04-16-2014, 10:53 AM)
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This will boost sales for the kids who dont really have access to the psn store.

ANy news on the ps4 version?
Gez
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(04-16-2014, 10:54 AM)
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I just find it funny a 150 meg game is getting a Bluray disc. I guess Mojang has no choice if they want a physical release on PS3.
lewisgn
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(04-16-2014, 10:54 AM)
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If they release this physically for the Vita it might help convince me to pick one up. I play Minecraft sometimes on the PC, but a portable version that isn't touchscreen-only and far behind version-wise is what I really want...never feel committed to big projects on the PC version because you can't multitask very well.
Faustek
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(04-16-2014, 10:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

If Sony are smart they'll release physical copies for Vita and PS4.

A Vita bundle would be terrific at the right price.

Yepp, buy I don't see it as Sony's hand to deal but if they are smart they'll "nudge" towards it.
Occam
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(04-16-2014, 10:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

If Sony are smart they'll release physical copies for Vita and PS4.

A Vita bundle would be terrific at the right price.

This pretty much confirms it's coming to PSV and PS4, but not if it's physical..

Miles Quaritch
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(04-16-2014, 10:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

If Sony are smart they'll release physical copies for Vita and PS4.

A Vita bundle would be terrific at the right price.

I agree, but it will be hamstrung by the silly memory card prices and Minecraft is a game that demands a lot of storage. (unless of course Sony sees sense and drops the price by 50% across the board)
TomShoe
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(04-16-2014, 10:56 AM)
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Where's my Green Minecraft Vita? Come on Sony, the Vita is a rotting corpse in NA.
Pestilence11
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(04-16-2014, 10:56 AM)
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I wish we could get an update on the PS4 version, whatever the format.
Vashetti
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(04-16-2014, 10:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Miles Quaritch

I agree, but it will be hamstrung by the silly memory card prices and Minecraft is a game that demands a lot of storage. (unless of course Sony sees sense and drops the price by 50% across the board)

Err?

Minecraft is tiny in terms of file-size.

They could bundle a 4GB card and it would take up barely any of it.

Edit: If they bundle the Vita 2000 they wouldn't even need to include a memory card as it already has 1GB of onboard storage.
Foshy
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(04-16-2014, 10:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Occam

This pretty much confirms it's coming to PSV and PS4, but not if it's physical..

PS4 and PSV versions were announced at the last Gamescom conference, so that's been known for a while.
Occam
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(04-16-2014, 10:58 AM)
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Oh, I missed that. The photo is from 5 days ago.
Brad Grenz
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(04-16-2014, 10:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Occam

This pretty much confirms it's coming to PSV and PS4, but not if it's physical..

I think the fact that they announced Minecraft was coming to both PS4 and Vita last year confirmed it.
Occam
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(04-16-2014, 11:00 AM)
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Well, this shows it's coming rather sooner than later.
Miles Quaritch
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(04-16-2014, 11:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

Err?

Minecraft is tiny in terms of file-size.

They could bundle a 4GB card and it would take up barely any of it.

Edit: If they bundle the Vita 2000 they wouldn't even need to include a memory card as it already has 1GB of onboard storage.

Doesn't it have almost weekly updates along with various skin patches at the like? I can't imagine they'll all fit along with numerous save files on a 4gb memory card. Unless the Vita is getting the P.E version of the game...
Vashetti
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(04-16-2014, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Miles Quaritch

Doesn't it have almost weekly updates along with various skin patches at the like? I can't imagine they'll all fit along with numerous save files on a 4gb memory card. Unless the Vita is getting the P.E version of the game...

The PS3 patches are usually tiny and just replace the last patch when it updates. The Vita patches will likely be even smaller.

It's a complete non-issue.
Miles Quaritch
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(04-16-2014, 11:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

The PS3 patches are usually tiny and just replace the last patch when it updates. The Vita patches will likely be even smaller.

It's a complete non-issue.

Ah, I didn't know the newer patches replaced the last ones. I guess that makes the storage issue moot. Thanks for clearing that up.

Still, Sony should take the opportunity to drop the price of the memory cards.
Persona7
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(04-16-2014, 11:09 AM)
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How does this version run compared to the 360 version after the patches it has received?
giancarlo123x
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(04-16-2014, 11:12 AM)
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This game prints money.
Dachande
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(04-16-2014, 11:13 AM)
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Not sure about boxed, but a crossbuy promo on Vita/PS3 may make me rebuy Minecraft again since my original PC Alpha purchase all those years ago... such a different game from back then, though.
Shin-Ra
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(04-16-2014, 11:13 AM)
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Use the camspy got me.
clockpunk
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(04-16-2014, 11:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Persona7

How does this version run compared to the 360 version after the patches it has received?

I believe they are the exact same - 4J have always said they aim for complete parity (barring platform-exclusive skin packs)
Yaster
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(04-16-2014, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

Just got this email:

Glad I wasn't the only one. Thought I was going mental when that entered my inbox and found that no one else was talking about it.
Guymelef
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(04-16-2014, 11:49 AM)
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A site for Spanish retailers list the game for April 30.
Published by Sony.
Abdul Hafeez
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(04-16-2014, 11:50 AM)
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Had a feeling this would happen soon. Man, this is eventually going to be the best-selling game ever, right?
VLiberty
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(04-16-2014, 11:54 AM)
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Posted yesterday in th PSN thread


Since it's published by Sony, if they won't do the same for Vita then they're just stupid
RaikuHebi
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(04-16-2014, 11:56 AM)
Excellent.

Now they know what to do for the Vita. Minecraft themed console and cartridge game.
Drencrom
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(04-16-2014, 12:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hanmik

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/...se-next-month/

Official cover, looks like Sony is publishing it
zackmorris
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(04-16-2014, 12:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Occam

This pretty much confirms it's coming to PSV and PS4, but not if it's physical..

I'm pretty sure they confirmed them for the those platforms well before that picture was released. The only problem has been the release date, since they really haven't given any clue as to when they would actually be out.
MasterBalls
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(04-16-2014, 12:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Foshy

PS4 and PSV versions were announced at the last Gamescom conference, so that's been known for a while.

As I said in the PSN thread, it's genuinely concerning how few people actually realize Minecraft PSV has been officially announced for nigh on a year now :(

EDIT: On the above blog post, 4J are taking questions. So... jump on it!
Woorloog
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(04-16-2014, 12:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Drencrom

Official cover, looks like Sony is publishing it

Damn nice cover. Very Minecraft-y.
TMaakkonen
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(04-16-2014, 12:26 PM)
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PAL Charts Top 10, start to make room for your new inhabitant.

...Has MinecraftX360 dropped from Top 10 at all?
Vashetti
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(04-16-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hanmik

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/...se-next-month/

Thanks, updating OP :)
Astro Monster
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(04-16-2014, 12:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Guymelef

A site for Spanish retailers list the game for April 30.
Published by Sony.

The US version has to have a weapon on the cover.

It's almost like an unwritten law over there.
MasterBalls
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(04-16-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Astro Monster

The US version has to have a weapon on the cover.

You can use the pickaxe as a weapon...
jwk94
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(04-16-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Astro Monster

The US version has to have a weapon on the cover.

It's almost like an unwritten law over there.

The other version does too...
The Real Napsta
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(04-16-2014, 12:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by RVinP

Why does the game release on PS3 warrant a Blu-Ray Disc?

All retail PS3 games are on Blu-ray disc.
Astro Monster
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(04-16-2014, 12:36 PM)

Originally Posted by MasterBalls

You can use the pickaxe as a weapon...

It's a digging tool. Yes, it can be a weapon. But it's a tool.

A sword is for killing. Nothing more, nothing less. It's a weapon.
Noisepurge
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(04-16-2014, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Astro Monster

A sword is for killing. Nothing more, nothing less. It's a weapon.

well you could slice bread with it!
DryvBy
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(04-16-2014, 12:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

If Sony are smart they'll release physical copies for Vita and PS4.

A Vita bundle would be terrific at the right price.

I'd buy the disc version on PS4. I just like having shelf space taken up.

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