Different Minecraft Editions

Most articles and support on this website are for Minecraft on the PC, or Minecraft: Pocket Edition for mobile devices. However, different versions of the game are available on many platforms.


  Minecraft (PC) Windows 10 Pocket
Price USD $26.95 $9.99 $6.99
Developer Mojang AB Mojang AB Mojang AB
Runs on Windows, Mac & Linux PCs Windows 10 PCs Many iOS, Android, Windows Phone devices
Download Minecraft.net Windows Store Apple, Google, Amazon, Windows Phone app stores
Input Keyboard & Mouse Keyboard & Mouse, Touchscreen, Controller Touchscreen
Account type Mojang Xbox Live Xbox Live (only for Realms)
Skin changes Free, user-created Free, user-created, or via Xbox Live Free, user-created, or via in-app purchase
Support help.mojang.com support.xbox.com App stores
Notes Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. The most feature complete version. Access to occasional test updates (snapshots). Free if you already own Minecraft PC (code via Mojang account). Cross-platform local server multiplayer with Pocket Edition. Available on many iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. Check your device's app store for availability.

 
  Playstation 4 Playstation 3 Playstation Vita
Price USD $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Developer 4J Studios 4J Studios 4J Studios
Runs on Playstation 4 Playstation 3 Playstation Vita
Download PSN Store PSN Store PSN Store
Input Controller Controller PS Vita
Account type Playstation Network Playstation Network Playstation Network
Skin changes Purchased via PSN Store Purchased via PSN Store Not yet available
Support playstation.com playstation.com playstation.com
Notes As of February 25, 2016 the previous upgrade offer and the DLC content transfer offers are no longer available.  Console versions are updated together. Development will continue even after the PS4 Edition release. As of February 25, 2016 the previous upgrade offer and the DLC content transfer offers are no longer available
 
 
  Xbox One Xbox 360 Wii U
Price USD $19.99 $19.99 $29.99
Developer 4J Studios 4J Studios 4J Studios
Runs on Xbox One Xbox 360 Wii U
Download Xbox Live Xbox Live eShop
Input Controller Controller GamePad
Account type Xbox Live Xbox Live Nintendo Network
Skin changes Purchased via Xbox Live Purchased via Xbox Live Purchased via eShop
Support support.xbox.com support.xbox.com support.nintendo.com
Notes As of February 25, 2016 the previous upgrade offer and the DLC content transfer offers are no longer available.  Console versions are updated together. Development will continue even after the Xbox One Edition release. Price includes six of our most popular add-on packs. Support for off-screen play.
 
 
  Apple TV
Price USD $19.99
Developer Mojang AB
Runs on Apple TV
Download App Store
Input Bluetooth Controller
Account type Apple ID
Skin changes In-app purchase
Support Apple TV Support
Notes Cross-platform multiplayer with Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition available.

Release dates and feature information for upcoming versions aren't yet available, so keep an eye on 4J's Twitter account and Minecraft.net for future updates.

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