Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s bank balance may already be fit to burst, but the Swedish programmer’s about to receive another injection of cash courtesy of the impending physical release of the construction simulation’s PlayStation 3 Edition. Set to tunnel into stores on 14th May in Europe and 16th May in North America, the package will ship with the popular indie title’s most recent update pre-installed, including emeralds, ender chests, potatoes, and more.

In addition to announcing the boxed build-‘em-up, developer Mojang also confirmed that the title has now sold an incredible 1.5 million copies on the PlayStation Store since its launch last year.

Moreover, it reiterated that the recently teased PlayStation 4 and Vita iterations are still deep into development. “Sorry for the delay, but making Minecraft happen is serious business,” stressed Owen Hill on the PlayStation Blog. The financial rewards are outrageous, though...

[via blog.eu.playstation.com, blog.us.playstation.com]