Pre-order sales for 4J Studios’ Minecraft retail SKU for Sony Corp’s Playstation 3 ranked in the top five at GameStop Corp.’s online division this week due to building demand.
This week, the Minecraft PS3 retail SKU ranked as the No. 4 best-selling pre-order product at GameStop.com.
It will be sold May 16 at $19.99.
The title is in development for the Playstation 4 and the PS Vita.
Developed by 4J Studios, Minecraft is a sandbox simulation title.
It includes a new training mode that guides new users into the crafting process. In addition, a new console-friendly crafting interface allow users to see exactly which materials are needed to craft each item.
In the title, users can craft and build items by chopping world items like trees, rocks, and sand to build an array of tools, fuel, and materials. Tools can be used to craft materials faster, fuel can heat items to form new product or food from the furnace, and materials can be used to build a shelter to keep safe from monsters.