As if Skin Pack 4 Wasn’t Cool Enough…Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Retail Disc Version!

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With the release of Skin Pack 4 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, we’re excited to announce that Microsoft will soon bring “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” to retail as a disc-based version that will let gamers who are not currently connected to Xbox LIVE experience the thrill of Minecraft! This version of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” will contain all the same features and content included in the current version, as well as the new additions coming soon in the ninth title update to the game. The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way, including support for multiplayer connectivity between the retail game and the digital download, and the retail disc version will receive all the same content and feature updates as the digital version ongoing.

The retail disc will arrive in stores in the US on April 30, and will cost $19.99. The retail package is also coming to Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan in early June.

  • niggre


  • papam


  • DragonsDeck

    Wow, wonder if this will put it back on the top spot on the Live activity list.

    • http://twitter.com/Discopatrol Aaron N

      Probably not, as people that are buying the disc aren’t on Xbox Live, so no way for MS to track those offline players. :)

      • Gary200

        It could. There could still be lots of people buying it just to have a disk version that don’t like buying dital downloads that will buy it too. ;)

        • Getsuga_Tensho

          It can’t though, the Live activity list tracks what players connected to Live are playing. The sales can be tracked but that’s about it if players aren’t going to be connected to Live when they play.

          • Gary200

            Like I said, there are alot of people buying it because they don’t buy anything from the marketplace, but they will be the disk version and still play it online with there Xbox Live Gold account.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keanu.jinman Keanu Coggins

    is this for real or a joke

  • Frank Watson

    It is true. I work at Gamestop and it is the system for pre-order it comes out on April 30th

    • http://www.facebook.com/cc44332211 Callum Griffin

      Gamestop UK?

    • http://twitter.com/GameOverViper Chris

      You really think play XBLA would lie to us? oO

  • http://www.facebook.com/keanu.jinman Keanu Coggins

    is it coming out in the uk bcause i dont have xbox live so i cant get it on xbox live

    • Jack Robinson

      Just order it online from the US

      • http://www.braysballtalk.com/ Aaron Giddens

        Learn the difference between NTSC and PAL. They can’t do that.

  • kil57

    that sucks bro sorry to here that :c

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThomasHill88 Thomas Ali Baba Hill

    discrimination right here folks! I want the Minecraft box just for the sake of having a box that i can add to my collection :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThomasHill88 Thomas Ali Baba Hill

      Im in the UK BTW??!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/will.king.5201254 Will King


      • http://www.facebook.com/will.king.5201254 Will King

        Im in America

    • Uozzor

      You can just print out the boxart and put it into a translucuent green dvd case if you REALLY want a Minecraft case.

      • Moises Beato


        • Moises Hernandez

          you stole my name :P

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004481324312 Samuel Hernandez

            you stole my last name :p

        • http://www.facebook.com/toebo Nicholas Arron Eaton

          go back to school

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      I’m in the same boat as you. I’m in the UK and kind of want this so it’s there. No real reason for me to have it but I want it regardless. I kind of want them to release an exclusive skin pack or cape just to give me my reason for getting it if it comes to the UK.

    • http://twitter.com/Nelson2030 Nelson Batista

      i agreed !!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/will.king.5201254 Will King

      I dont want a box because it takes up- to much space and i would not like a disc because it will scratch. No thank you I’l stay digital on 250 gig hard drive.

  • Peters

    Me no like

  • http://twitter.com/MrHawkeye1996 MrHawkeye1996

    PLEASE make this available in the UK, i have minecraft but i want this in my collection. PLEASE!

    • DingleDorf

      just get a friend you may have that lives in America to send you the game and you can send him some money. if you have no friends in the US…. I dunno.

      • Bokac

        US games are unplayable on european consoles because of different region

      • anon

        NTSC vs pal dumbshit. UK cannot play a game from the us because of the region lock a.k.a. NTSC. Just like you can’t play games from the UK.

  • JordanCCFC

    Would this mean more achievements?

    • CoryRs

      “The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way,”
      have you not the ability to read?

      • Ed

        I don’t know if the answer is obvious. As a *similar* example, the PC and XBox version of Toy Soldiers have separate sets of achievements. They may be the same achievements but I got some of them twice.

        • VerySerious

          It’s obvious. Your example isn’t similar. The digital version of Minecraft for XBox 360 is not the same as the PC version.

          • Ed

            We also don’t know for sure that the ninth title update won’t have new achievements. It’s unlikely but we don’t know for sure. I can’t recall an xbox live arcade game that’s been released as retail by itself so this may be new territory. Anyway, my real point is that just because the answer to a question seems obvious to a particular person, doesn’t mean that person has to be a jerk about it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/cstaffieri1 Chris Staffieri

            updates for minecraft xbox 360 will not add new achievements to list unless new dlc add-ons come out this was said by 4j studios and as an xbox ambassador i know these things because you people apparently cant read.

          • http://www.facebook.com/STONERMORGAN360 Stuart Minecraft Morgan

            i have been a xbox ambassador since the earlly days now it means nothing anyone can be a ambassador and there is another achievement coming out defeated the ender dragon u only get it if u beast it in survival though

          • Ed

            Chris, as an Xbox ambassador do you just type “RTFM Noob!” to most of the questions you get.

          • CoryRs

            You ended that question with a period.

          • Ed

            Did I.

          • Ed

            At release, Xbox live arcade games usually have 200 achievement points and retail games usually have 1000 achievement points. Guess which Xbox live arcade game soon will be a retail game.

          • http://www.facebook.com/cstaffieri1 Chris Staffieri

            it will have te same amount of achievement points they already said that it would be exactly the same

    • http://twitter.com/GameOverViper Chris

      Its the exact same as the digital. Just a hard copy for those who don’t connect to Xbox LIVE. Seeing how you have to have XBL Gold to download it from the Marketplace.

      • Gary200

        You can download games with a Xbox Live Silver account, you just can’t play with friends online.

  • jason

    when its it out in the uk then

  • DingleDorf

    im gonna assume that US also counts Canada as well.

  • Joe FOOT

    And the point of this is?…

    • http://twitter.com/GameOverViper Chris

      To allow those who are not connected to Xbox LIVE to download the XBLA version experience the game. I’m sure there’s a bunch of silver accounts who play games offline without connecting to Xbox LIVE.

    • Ryan

      Maybe to have a licensed copy you can take to a friends, and easily use on other consoles.

      • VerySerious

        Can’t you play games from a flash drive?

  • Arbitrator

    I got a blank case from gamestop when i got the code, so this is to pointless :]

  • Ryan

    So is there any benefit at all to having the hard copy if you already have the digital?

    • http://twitter.com/GameOverViper Chris

      Nope. As it states, its to allow those who are not currently connected to Xbox LIVE experience the thrill of Minecraft. Quite a few silver accounts I would assume and you can’t download Minecraft XBLA without XBL Gold, obviously. ;)

      • Gary200

        You can download games with a Xbox Live Silver account, you just can’t play with friends online. Just so you know. I have a friend with silver and got it and still plays the game while log-in to live (silver) and everything but can’t join other players games or join his game.

    • Ed

      You can’t sell (or give away) the digital download when you’re done with it. You can more easily play it on a friend’s xbox.

  • http://twitter.com/GameOverViper Chris

    I love how people in the comments don’t even read the article. Its like they read the title and skip all the way to the comments.

    “The retail disc will arrive in stores in the US on April 30, and will cost $19.99. The retail package is also coming to Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan in early June”.

  • chris

    wonder if they will give a code to those who bought it off market place to get the disc version :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/riley.robinson.334 Riley Robinson

      So you think they will give you a code so that you can download the disc version?

    • http://www.facebook.com/will.king.5201254 Will King

      This wont replace the version you already have digitally.It is an alternative for people with A. No hard drive space Or B.cant download because they don’t have Xbox live.

  • http://twitter.com/MathewPencek Mathew Pencek

    well i want the disc for the sake of it but the digital is better cause i dont have to get up and switch discs?Hhhmmm i’ll stick with the digital.

  • http://twitter.com/RTrobby Robby Marchesiello

    Seems like the perfect opportunity to bump the gamerscore up to 1000. Finally more achievements!

    • Dr_Tom_Cat

      The game only has 400g.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrei.dumitru.104 Dumitru Vladutzu

    Come on,when will it come to Europe Countries?Why only americans and australians are able to enjoy this great game?

    • Mcfinest

      Because the man who made it is American and most of every one who plays lives in America if you read it is coming to Europe early June god read

  • Magnus


  • CujoTheRedNose

    Title updates can’t support achievements they already said, it would have to be DLC and for that they charge… No one wants an update that cost money.

  • http://twitter.com/peterpillaktuaq Peter

    I would want to have one but is it coming to canada?

  • http://twitter.com/peterpillaktuaq Peter

    Sorry I want to get one but is it coming to canada

  • keeri


  • I want this to come to Portuga

    Will this ever come to Portugal?

  • Nikolas Marneros

    This is perfect! Minecraft 360 edition CD!!!

  • LordAlaster

    They should have added a Roland skin…they had everyone else… Lilith,mordecai and brick from borderlands.

    • Mcfinest

      And a jeromeASF skin

  • fuzz boy

    its an advantage

  • Wyatt Crowell

    I don’t understand how the majority of Minecraft players are from the UK.I have 3 other friends who play with me in California/United States of America.

  • Isabel hincapie herrera

    mmm y por hay cuanto cuesta ebn medellin? jajaj

  • Eric Ferrer Portorreal

    I already have Minecraft but I can recommend it to my friends. :D

  • http://www.braysballtalk.com/ Aaron Giddens

    I already have the digital version, but I’m considering getting the disk version anyway so I can save the space on my hard drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hal.walter.3 Hal Walter

    will it have more achievements?

  • jamsie1994

    Minecraft=Swedish game
    Minecraft Xbox360=4J Studios is based in Scotland
    Not coming out in Europe!

    • Johncena8641

      my god u just wait I don’t live in either Europe or America and u got a game which was only available in us

  • http://www.facebook.com/focolin.rodriguezordaz.7 Focolin Rodriguez Ordaz

    y aqui a mexico cuando llegara

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.lilienthal.73 Justin Lilienthal

    jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa hab ich aber schon bei der xbox 360 schon gekauft aber scheiß drauf ich hols mir noch mal als disk fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck yea

  • jh ngbjhgbjuy


  • LBO Official

    screw the uk

  • http://www.facebook.com/sebastian.I.barbaran Sebastian Imbored Barbaran

    Just ate a Hot Pocket

  • http://www.speedupmypcfree.com/ Speed Up My PC Free

    I want Xbox 360 edition retail disc version :) I wish I could have this one soon. Cheers

  • arthur

    vou comprar

  • http://www.facebook.com/melqui.chantre Melqui Chantre

    when will the next update come out

  • easton

    will you get the skin packs for free

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.braid.1 Tyler Braid


  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.zawadowicz.5 Jeff Zawadowicz

    When is TU9 being released

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.kambach Andrew Kambach

    whenn will title update nine come out

  • http://twitter.com/Jman86318 Jman

    Is it coming out in Canada?

  • Jeffrey rodolfo

    is it coming in Canada????

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.gianetto.3 Steven Gianetto


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