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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft XBLA
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Minecraft XBLA


Xbox 360

Release Date:

May 9, 2012 (Xbox LIVE Arcade) June 4, 2013 (Retail Disc)


4J Studios


Microsoft Studios


1600 Microsoft Points ($20.00/€19.20)

For the Xbox 360 Version History, see Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition/Version History.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, (also known as Minecraft XBLA) is an edition of Minecraft available on the Xbox Live Arcade. It was released on May 9, 2012 as DLC for 1600 Microsoft Points ($20.00). Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has a split-screen feature that can hold up to 4 players. There is also an online multiplayer of up to 8 players (an Xbox Live Gold Membership is required). If a person does not have LIVE or Internet, they can buy the disc version which was released on June 4, 2013.


The gameplay was first released largely intact from the PC Version of 1.6.6 Beta from Minecraft, with altered Xbox 360 controls and a crafting box appearance. It has less features such as mods, skins and texture packs (said to be added in the future). The current version is TU33.

Texture Packs

Main Article: Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Texture Packs

When Title Update 12 was announced, it was also reveled that the game would soon support Texture Packs.

On September 2, 2013, it was announced that Minecraft: Mass Effect Edition would be the first one to be supported. It will release on September 4, 2013.

Official Trailer

Official Trailer - Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition02:10

Official Trailer - Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition



  • The Minecraft map is actually 864x864, meaning there is 746496 square meters in a map, and in turn nearly 75 hectares (100x100 blocks) and 188 acres (63x63 blocks).
  • In this version the Ender Dragon spits Ender Acid, the only version of the game to include that.
  • The Xbox Edition will never be the same as the PC version as 4J adds many things from multiple versions, more on Xbox 360 version it can be found here.
  • Also, some of the Ender Crystals are caged by Iron Bars.
  • All the items found in the Nether in this version of the game are renewable for the Nether can be regenerated.
  • 4J Studios stated that they are considering on adding objects that would be exclusive to the Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft to make up for the game being behind that of the PC version.
    • Minecraft for Xbox 360 is the only version of the game to receive Texture Packs that are fully supported by 4J Studios and Mojang.
  • If one were to break bedrock in the Overworld, the bedrock will be replaced with an invisible block.
    • Arrows can get passed through this block and water flowing down will just disappear past that block, it will not spread (counts with lava).
  • In older versions of the game, if one were to find a hole in the bedrock floor, they can fall into the void, but before they did, the client freezes.
  • The removed Human Mob is unknown if it is in old versions of the game. The only way to test is to hack the spawners and put the Human mob.
  • The mob Giants are added in the game.
    • Can be spawned by spawners or eggs by editing.
  • All disc versions of the Xbox 360 edition are set at TU9.

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