How to buy Minecraft

After downloading the trial version of Minecraft, would you like to buy the full version of the game but you don’t know how to do it? Not sure which payment methods are accepted by the manufacturer? No problem, below you will find explained how to buy Minecraft step by step on all the platforms for which the game is available: computers equipped with Windows, Macs, Linux computers, smartphones, tablets and all the main video game consoles.

You will see, it will take very little time. On a PC, everything is done from a browser: just connect to the Minecraft website, access your game account (or create a new one) and choose whether to pay by credit card or PayPal and then proceed with the download of the video game. On smartphones and tablets just open the store of your device, while on consoles you can choose whether to buy the “boxed” version of the title or whether to take advantage of the digital stores of PlayStation, Xbox etc.

So, can you know what else are you waiting for? Take five minutes of free time, top-up your credit card or PayPal account and follow the instructions below. In no time at all you will be able to grab your copy of the game and download it to your computer, smartphone or console (or order it via the Internet if you prefer the “boxed” version). Enjoy your reading and have fun!

Purchase Minecraft for PC

The first step you need to take to buy Minecraft on your computer is to create an account on the game’s website: an operation that, if you have downloaded the title demo, you should have already done it.

Otherwise, immediately connect to the Minecraft website and click on the Register item located at the top right. On the page that opens, fill out the form that is proposed to you by typing your e-mail address in the Email address and Repeat email address fields and the password you want to use to access the game in the Password and  Repeat Password fields.

Finally, indicate your date of birth in the drop-down menus located under the heading Date of birth and click on the Create Account button to complete the registration. At the end of the procedure, open your e-mail box and copy the verification code you received.

At this point, I would say that you are ready to buy your copy of Minecraft. Then go back to the game’s website, paste your verification code in the appropriate text field and click on the Verify your e-mail button to proceed with the purchase of the game.

On the page that opens, then choose a  payment method between credit / prepaid cardPayPal,  Paysafecard etc. (click on the link other payment methods to view the complete list), type the details relating to the latter in the appropriate text fields and click on the Purchase for xx button to complete the purchase.

A copy of the game for Windows, Mac and Linux costs 19.95 euros. In the event that you have chosen an online payment method, such as PayPal, after clicking on the Purchase for xx button you will have to type in your account details in order to authorize the transaction.

If you want to buy Minecraft using a redeem code that was given to you by someone, instead of choosing one of the available payment methods (eg credit card or PayPal) click on the item If you already have a code and would like to redeem it, head over to our code redemption page located at the top of the page and type your code in the next screen.

The last step you need to take is to start the Minecraft download by clicking on the appropriate link on the game website. If you have already created your game account and/or have not downloaded Minecraft following the purchase of the video game, do not panic, you can return to the home page of the Minecraft website and download a copy of the game by clicking on the Download it item first. here under the heading Already bought the game? (in the right sidebar) and then on the link Minecraft.exe (or Minecraft.dmg if you use a Mac). If you do not see the  Download it here item,  log out of the Minecraft site by clicking on the appropriate item located at the top right.

When the download is complete, start the Minecraft.exe executable, enter your account data to access the game and press the Play button to start your adventure. If you are using a Mac, open the dmg package that contains the game, drag the Minecraft icon to the Applications folder of OS X and start the game from there. For more info check out my tutorial on how to install Minecraft on PC.

Would you like to have some “tips” on how to play Minecraft and build the first objects inside the videogame? No problem. Consult the guide I have dedicated to the subject and you will surely find the information you need.

Buy Minecraft for smartphones and tablets

As mentioned at the beginning of the post, Minecraft is also available on smartphones and tablets: on Android you can download it directly from the Google Play Store, on iPhone and iPad you can download it from the App Store while on Windows Phone you can download it via Windows Store. It costs around 7 euros on both platforms.

For more information about how it works and the procedure to follow to download it to your device, read my tutorial on how to download Minecraft Pocket Edition.

Buy Minecraft for consoles

Finally, let’s deal with the consoles. Minecraft is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PSVita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One at a cost of around 20 euros. You can buy it digitally by opening the store of your console (eg  Xbox Marketplace or  PlayStation Store ) or in a “boxed” version.

If you prefer the “boxed” version below you will find links to some online stores that will allow you to buy Minecraft at very affordable prices.

Minecraft for PS3

Minecraft for PS4

Minecraft for Xbox 360

Minecraft for Xbox One

Minecraft for PS Vita


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