There’s a fair amount of chatter right now about Sony’s treatment of the PlayStation Vita, with numerous executives indicating that the firm’s slowing its support for the format. However, we get the sneaking suspicion that many are sleeping on Minecraft, which, with the right sort of marketing and bundles, could be a big commercial hit for the console in Western territories.

While the release is not exactly an unknown quantity, this version will mark the first time that the entire indie outing has been playable on a portable platform. While a stripped down spin-off is available for smartphones, this edition is identical to the PlayStation 3 release – even allowing you to transfer your save data between systems. Still not convinced? We’ll let our friends over at Family Gamer TV explain just why this is such a big deal.

Minecraft Vita Hands-On Gameplay

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