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Which Edition Should You Get - Price & Comparison

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Which Minecraft edition should you buy? Check out this Minecraft 2021 guide about the game's editions and packages; including content and version differences, features, and prices!

Editions

Editions Breakdown & Content

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Which Edition Of Minecraft Should You Get?

Choose Between Java, Bedrock, or Console Editions

Java Edition

IncludesJava
Retail Price$26.95 (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Product Form Digital Download
Base GameO
Cross Platform X
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux

Bedrock Edition

IncludesBedrock
Retail Price $26.95 (Windows 10)

$6.99 (Mobile)

$19.99 (Xbox One)

$29.99 (Switch)
Product Form Digital Download

Physical Package (Switch Only)
Base GameO
Cross Platform O
PlatformsWindows 10, Xbox One, Switch

Mobile: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Gear VR, Apple TV, Fire TV

Console Edition

IncludesConsole
Retail Price $19.99 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

$29.99 (Wii U, Switch, New 3DS)
Product Form Digital Download & Physical Package
Base GameO
Cross Platform X
Platforms Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Switch, New 3DS

Get Java Edition For The Classic Experience

Get The Java Edition For The Most Feature Packed Minecraft Experience
Price$26.95

Minecraft: Java Edition is the original version of Minecraft released in 2011. The Java Edition allows for mods, and custom servers. This edition offers more customize-ability thanks to its own Minecraft Launcher, and contains a multitude of exclusive features and mechanics not found in other versions.

Bedrock Edition For Advanced & Mobile Platforms

Bedrock Edition For Advanced Platforms
Price$26.95 (Windows 10)
$6.99 (Mobile)
$19.99 (Xbox One)
$29.99 (Switch)

The multi-platform edition of Minecraft that features more vibrant graphics, and more modern terrain. This also allows cross platform play between players of Bedrock edition on any platform. This also features VR compatibility for Gear VR and Windows 10.

Console Edition for Console Players

Console Edition for Console Players
Price$19.99 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
$29.99 (Wii U, Switch, New 3DS)

For console players, a Legacy Console Edition is available on a majority of console platforms, including last generation consoles. This edition features splitscreen play, easier crafting, a tutorial mode, skin packs, console-only modes and more, however, only the PS4 version is the only version being updated.

Java Edition - Overview

Java Edition - Overview
Price$59.99 (Console & PC)
Inclusions- Base Game
- Java Exclusive Features

Base Game Of Minecraft

The Java Edition is the most up to date and original version of Minecraft. This runs a special Minecraft launcher, allowing users to load up a user's skin.

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Exclusive Features

The Java Edition features exclusive game mechanics not found in other versions, such as the "Attack Strength" mechanic, a debug screen, Hardcore mode, and various other options.

Bedrock Edition - Overview

Bedrock Edition - Overview
Price$26.95 (Windows 10)
$6.99 (Mobile)
$19.99 (Xbox One)
$29.99 (Switch)
Inclusions- Base Game
- Cross Platform Play
- Virtual Reality

Base Game With Cross Platform Capability

The Bedrock Edition features the same base game, but with the added bonus of being able to play with other devices running the Bedrock edition, including mobile and consoles.

Supports Virtual Reality

Dive into your created world with an Oculus Rift VR headset and immerse yourself in a Minecraft experience like no other.

Console Edition - Overview

Console Edition - Overview
Price $19.99 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
$29.99 (Wii U, Switch, New 3DS)
Inclusions- Base Game
- Console Exclusive Features

Base Game With Console Exclusive Features

This version of Minecraft features the same base game, but with console-exclusive features such as skin-packs, competitive modes, mini games and more. This also features split screen play for up to four players! However, only the PS4 version is left being updated.

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