Though it's been available on the PSN since December, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is getting a proper boxed release the 14th of May in both North America and Europe. Already 1.5 million copies have been sold digitally, though there is always room for a boxed copy somewhere. Perhaps you've got a phobia of the internet, or maybe you just don't trust the tenuous nature of digital rights. I'm not here to judge.
Up to four players can jam split screen with one physical copy, though you can still take it online and party with seven other players.
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The highly influential block building game comes boxed with Patch 1.05 already installed, which is pretty much identical to Title Update 15 for the Xbox. You know. Emeralds, Ender Chests, and potatoes. All the good stuff that you want in a solid Minecraft experience.
4J Studios, who ported Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition from the PC, is still confirmed to be working on both the PS4 and Vita versions though has no comment yet for a release date.
"Sorry for the delay, but making Minecraft happen is serious business," said Owen Hill of Mojang on the Official PlayStation Blog. Serious business is no joke, with Minecraft turning a genuinely obscene profit with all of its iterations.