Physical Boxed Copies Confirmed

A boxed retail edition of Minecraft will be released for PS3 on May 14 in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Mojang’s Owen Hill┬ámade the announcement today on the PS Blog: “It comes with all the features you’d expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with update 14, including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more.”

The digital PS3 version of Minecraft sold one million copies after being on sale for just five weeks.

Meanwhile, 4J Studios, which handles Minecraft console ports, has begun rolling out the latest PS3 title update, patch 1.05, which contains the following fixes:

Fix for voice chat issues.

  • Fix for blocks reappearing after they are mined.
  • Fix to random fall damage issue.
  • Fix for slow chunk loading speed.
  • Fix for Maps not correctly display at the game start.
  • Fix for splitscreen audio issues.
  • Fix for blocks not always showing damage in splitscreen.
  • Fix for Enderdragon sounds.
  • Changed Zombies rare loot drop to be Carrots, Potatoes or Iron Ingots.
  • Fix for problems spawning Chickens, Wolves & Mooshrooms.
  • Fix for problem causing first item in the quickselect bar to sometimes move to the inventory on opening the inventory.
  • Changed repairing tools in the Inventory to only allow tools that are not enchanted (since you’d lose the enchantment).
  • Fix for villager eggs in a dispenser not producing random professions.
  • Fix for Iron Golems not stopping their attack when they’ve killed a skeleton.
  • Fix for issue when players teleported while riding a pig or a minecart.
  • Fix for animals climbing Cobblestone walls.
  • Fix for attaching fences to cobblestone wall.
  • Fix for Invisibility potion not making sheep completely invisible.
  • Fix for Online ID being visible when using an invisibility potion.
  • Fix for tamed wolves with invisibility becoming visible when swimming in water.
  • Fix to let bonus chests spawn in pre-TU14 worlds.
  • Fix to issue causing stationary network players to oscillate between two slightly different positions.
  • Fix for unsynchronised audio.
  • Fix for a double exit sound from the crafting and anvil menus.