Minecraft Creepers Explode onto PS Vita Today

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Minecraft PS Vita Edition | oprainfall

Minecraft PS Vita Edition

That’s right, the PlayStation Vita edition of Minecraft is now available in the PlayStation Store for $19.99. The retail version, however, won’t be available until November 11. The game supports both cross-save and cross-buy with the PS3 version, but, oddly, not with the PS4 version which was also recently released. So, if you get the Vita edition of Minecraft, you will be able to download the PS3 edition free or vice-versa. You can then upgrade your PS3 edition to the PS4 edition for $4.99.¬†Unfortunately, those who already own the PS4 edition of Minecraft get no love, as they are left in the dark in this offer. It isn’t the best way for Sony to show appreciation to those loyal fans who already got the game on their latest and greatest system.

For detailed information on this cross-buy offer between the PS Vita and PS3 editions of Minecraft, you can check out this page. It should also be noted that, in some cases, people have had trouble with this offer in that their free download shows up not as free, but at the full price of $19.99, while, for others, it works fine.

Minecraft PS Vita Edition | oprainfall

A small dock in a mushroom biome.

The big question many of you will probably be wondering is, “Is it worth it?” The answer probably comes down to how much you would like to be able to play Minecraft anytime and anywhere, as opposed to being glued to your PC or home consoles. The console editions, of course, tend to lag behind the PC version (the definitive version of Minecraft, in my opinion), as well. In the end, it also comes down to just how much you love the game. If you have already gotten the Vita or PS3 edition, then you have nothing to lose by taking them up on the cross-buy offer, so you might as well get your free copy of the other edition.

For those unfamiliar with Minecraft, you find yourself in a blocky, but charming world where you must build and survive. You’ll want to make a shelter right away to protect yourself from the monsters of the night (like zombies, skeletons, creepers and spiders). Then, you’ll want to gather materials and resources from the world around you and build up a farm and a larger base. As you become well established in your world, you might want to take on larger projects and let your creativity run wild. This is where Minecraft really shines — giving you the ability to change the game world however you see fit. Your imagination is the limit!

Below is a hands-on video of the Vita edition of Minecraft from the post on the PlayStation Blog:

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The Vita version of Minecraft is available for pre-order on Amazon:

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