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Minecraft PS4 Edition Release Date is Today in North America, Already Out in Europe (Update 6)

September 4, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update 6:

According to PlayStation, the problems with Minecraft: PS4 Edition have been resolved.

Update 5:

The PSN is back online, but Sony is still issuing the alert that there are problems with people trying to download or buy Minecraft: PS4 Edition, and they advise you to try again later.

Update 4:

Sony has confirmed that the PSN is experiencing issues for everyone, so it could be a little longer until you’re able to purchase Minecraft: PS4 Edition.

Update 3:

Sony is aware of the issues with people trying to purchase or download Minecraft: PS4 Edition, offering up this statement on their website:

We are aware some users are having issues with pricing, purchasing and downloading Minecraft for the PS4.

We are working to resolve the issue ASAP, please try again at a later time.

If you’re able to purchase and download Minecraft: PS4 Edition without any issues, please let everyone know in the comments below.

Update 2:

Numerous people have reported that the PlayStation Store on PS4 won’t load for them, and when people have been able to buy Minecraft: PS4 Edition, it either doesn’t download properly or deducts the money from your account and still shows up at $19.99.

Best bet? Hold off on buying Minecraft: PS4 Edition until the issues are sorted out.

Update:

Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition, the demo, and all the DLC is now available for purchase through the PlayStation Store in North America.

Original Story:

Already available for purchase in Europe, the wait for Minecraft: PS4 Edition in North America is coming to a close, with PlayStation and Mojang announcing that it will hit the PlayStation Store around 12pm PST/3pm EST.

Priced at $19.99/€18.99 on its own, Minecraft: PS4 Edition allows current owners of the PlayStation 3 version to upgrade for a few of $4.99/€3.99.

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/€3.99.

Note for Europe: This entitlement applies to everyone who bought Minecraft PS3 Edition (Disc or Digitally) and played it while connected to PSN prior to 28th August, and transfers their PSN account to their PS4 console.

Note for North America: This entitlement applies to everyone who 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 the 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.

Retail in North America: Those joining the Minecraft experience through disc purchase should find a voucher packed in with an entitlement code.

As well, you’ll be able to import your PS3 saves to PS4. According to Fred Dutton of the EU PS Blog, the update to the PS3 version of Minecraft to allow save imports is just days away.

SCEA’s Brian Silva answered some questions on the PS Blog, with the answers below:

  • “Your DLC you already purchased [on PS3] will work on PS4 as well.”
  • There will be a physical version for the PS4 Edition, though no date was given.
  • If you upgrade to the PS4 version, “You do not lose access to the PS3 and Vita version.”
  • “Trophies from the PS3 version will not carry over to the PS4 version.”
  • There are no current plans to end the upgrade offer.

Will you be playing Minecraft on your PS4 today?

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog]