European PlayStation users are currently able to get their hands on the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Minecraft for the grand cost of...nothing!
$2.5 billion down the drain....
Funatic- it was a joke my dear, a simple joke.
@ Funantic MS is also good at making people pissed at them. They don't give you MS word when you get MS windows on a freaking computer. Instead you have to buy it. Thank you OpenOffice.
Microsoft has made plenty of money on the Xbox division the problem is Xbox is lumped in with other divisions that dont make money so when the entertainment division reports a operating loss it looks bad. Xbox division made over 2 billion in profits last year alone. Every console, every game, every accessory, ever movie.. Everything makes them money.
@fun Lol, probably one of the most childish comments i have ever read on here.
I understand that this is a joke, but it got me thinking about what Microsoft could do by making the game free. First, it gets rid of that big initial hurdle of spending money up front to get into the game. Now that players are in the game, they can advertise an infinite amount of content packs for $1 or so each. Of course, that's just a theory.
@dox, xbox lost 4-6 billion dollars. Xbox 360 lost another billion on RROD. Xbox One is still losing money. The division has always been in the red, and never recovered. This is why you hear rumors of spinoffs.
Damn nice thanks MS indeed.
"Thanks Microsoft!" Don' be so hasty. If the error was on Sony's side, guess who is going to pay for those free downloaded copies?
Thats what I was thinking.. people should be thanking Sony. It's their error so they will have to pay for it. Sony just bought god knows how many copies of Minecraft from MS. Thanks Sony! lol
Microsoft Thanks you ;)
This is Great!
Thanks. Appreciate it.
damn free minecraft? thanks sony I don't get it? why are we gonna get our accounts banned, we did nothing wrong we just wanted to try the demo and got the game for free instead xD, not our problem.
It's not a definite that you'll get your account banned, but there's always the chance that Sony wont take too kindly to your actions. I'm not condoning anything, but it's at your own risk.
Sony banned me before. For first offense, I got a 1 week ban.
get it from a secondary account and you'll be fine!
I got the gow colleaction with similar Glitch Still oN psn
Article is talking BS went to the RSA PSN store and it still had a pruce tag for both the vita and ps3 versions.
You obviously didn't read it correctly then did you. If you did, you would know that it's not showing as free, but it becomes free when one adds the demo to the basket. Also, you have to do it on the online store, not the psn built into your playstation.
... Wow, I did just that without knowing this Still got both for free though XD
couldnt ms force sony to pay for the copies downloaded for free?
Thats how all third party free downloads are the platforms pay for the copies that were downloaded
force? lol If you own the franchise, you get paid, why force anything??
Yep! It's sony's error on sony's network and platforms. They screwed up, they pay microsoft every.single.dollar that they just gave away by incompetence. The rest of the people saying "Thanks microsoft" on here are just mindless fanboys waiting to fling poop at them with any chance they get. You guys do realize this is sony screwing up and not microsoft, right?
You don't have to get it, just get i(t)n!
Aww MS, you shouldn't have. Really.
Why bring MS into this? They aren't finalizing the purchase until the end of the year last I heard.
i just done it with the ps4 version in uk ans although it said full gane free like the others its still the demo. havent got a vita or ps3 but i have selected to download them hoping it would allow me to buy ps4 edition cheaper.
This has been patched now. It looks like it works but the Vita version will now be the trial version and you can unlock the full game for £12.99 within the game and not on the online store, just the console store.
Damn missed it this is gonna be the 6th time I've brought minecraft then XD
Can't connect. What is it about exactly?
Check the alternate source ( http://wololo.net/2014/10/1... ). Explains how it's done, says it might have been patched by now, but some people are still reporting it working
I'm not interested in Minecraft enough to take advantage of this exploit myself but was just curious. Thanks for replying though. Appreciate it.
WOOHOOO FREE MINECRAFT!
But not in the USA
No success here. Think it was fixed.
Yeah they patched
gg, i did it too late... it downloaded the full game but patched it and made it trial version...
European only.. ?!
Its free and I still don't want that ugly lego game.lolz
F*ck it! Doesn't work by me. Maybe it's because I had already downloaded the demo a long time ago?
I never played Minecraft but now that is free I wanna see what the buzz is all about
How have you never even tried Minecraft?
well sony better ban or stop the game from the people that manage to grab it for free, if its a glitch stealing microsofts money lol
I BOUGHT IT ON RETAIL SO I WIN I GET A BOX!! YAY
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