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ESRB rating everyone 10+

Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS

Minecraft on New 3DS allows clever use of the dual-screens. Don’t be fooled by the handheld’s compact size: we’ve packed worlds of 2016x2016 blocks onto Nintendo’s mighty portable!

Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS

Minecraft on New 3DS allows clever use of the dual-screens. Don’t be fooled by the handheld’s compact size: we’ve packed worlds of 2016x2016 blocks onto Nintendo’s mighty portable!

Features

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Downloadable Content
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2 player LAN or WiFi Multiplayer (patch download required)
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Includes Super Mario Mash-up pack (patch download required)
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Gameplay features up to “Discovery Update” (patch download required)
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No longer receiving new game updates
Available for: Desktop Mobile Modern console Other devices Legacy console
Windows Mac Linux (Java Edition) Windows 10 (with Windows MR) iOS Android Xbox One Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 (with PSVR) Fire Devices Oculus Xbox 360 Edition Nintendo Wii U Edition New 2DS & 3DS Edition Playstation 3 Playstation Vita Edition
Cross-platform play with Windows 10, Xbox One, Mobile, Switch, and PlayStation 4 Allows you to play with friends on different devices.
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Cross-play with Java Edition: Windows, Mac, and Linux Allows you to play with other Java edition players.
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Split screen multiplayer (online multiplayer requires subscription sold separately) Playing split screen allows up to four players to play on the screen at the same time.
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Controller/touch support Use a compatible game controller or touch screen.
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Minecraft Marketplace Discover new ways to play Minecraft with unique maps, skins, and texture packs. Available in-game from your favorite community creators. Purchases and Minecoins roam across Windows 10, Xbox One, Mobile, and Switch. On PlayStation 4 the Minecraft Store uses Tokens. Tokens are used only on PlayStation consoles and cannot be used on other platforms. Similarly, Minecoins cannot be used on PlayStation consoles.
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Downloadable Content (DLC) Use add-ons to customize your experience. Transform the look, and even change the behavior of mobs.
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Mods Independent, user-made additions and changes to the game.
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Official featured multiplayer servers (online multiplayer requires subscription sold separately) Public servers, partnered with Minecraft, that anyone can join, with multiplayer mini-games.
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Realms (Sold separately) Realms are servers, run by us, just for you and your friends. Invite an infinite number of friends to join your personal Realm, and play with up to 10 at a time.
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Realms Plus (Sold separately) Get access to 100+ marketplace packs to play locally or on your personal Realm server. Play with up to 10 players at a time who can access all of the content in your Realm—for free!
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Host your own server Share your world with your friends and players around the globe. Host your own multiplayer game server. Join custom servers from mobile and PC.
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Join player-hosted multiplayer servers Multiplayer games hosted on other player’s servers.
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Achievements/Trophies Complete certain challenges to earn Achievements or Trophies. Only available in Survival mode.
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LAN or WiFi Multiplayer Play with friends over LAN or WiFi.
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Parental Controls with Xbox Live or Microsoft Account Xbox profiles and Microsoft Accounts have age-appropriate controls and settings that you can adjust to suit your family’s needs. If you’re playing the Java edition with a Mojang account, parental controls are not available. If you’re playing the Java edition with an Xbox Profile or Microsoft account associated with your Minecraft profile, parental controls are available.
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Ray Tracing Advanced graphics capabilities including support for physical based rendering, realistic lighting, vibrant colors, realistic water, and more. Content available in Minecraft Marketplace. Requires a DXR capable GPU.
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