Minecraft comes to Nintendo’s upgraded New 3DS systems today


Nintendo and Microsoft aren’t afraid to work together when it comes to Minecraft. The block-building phenomenon is already on Wii U and Switch, but now it’s hitting Nintendo’s dedicated handheld. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is launching on the eShop today, and you can get it as long as you own a New 3DS, a New 3DS XL, or a 2DS XL. The older, original 3DS and 2DS models are too slow to run Minecraft, apparently.

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition will also get a retail version. Nintendo confirmed the package release is due out at a later date.

Minecraft is one of the most successful games of all time. It originally debuted as an unfinished test product in 2011, and it has gone on to sell more than 100 million copies across PC, consoles, and mobile. Microsoft acquired the game and Mojang for $2.5 billion in 2014.

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