Console Edition refers to a version of Minecraft specifically tailored to one of several gaming consoles, and developed by 4J Studios. It is available for:
The console edition introduces new features such as a simpler crafting system, in-game tutorials, and split-screen Multiplayer (excluding Vita). There are also online multiplayer options for up to eight players, requiring a PlayStation Plus subscription (PS4 only), Xbox LIVE Gold subscription, or Nintendo Network. Updates are free of charge.