‘Minecraft’ Games Price Increase: AU, NZ, Canada To Experience Price Bump

‘Minecraft’ Games Price Increase: AU, NZ, Canada To Experience Price Bump
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Minecraft amounts to nearly a huge part of the gaming community, and there’s no infographics or stats that can deny that. The game’s popularity is increasing every day, leading the developers to create new mods, tweak character skins, and add other features to improve the gamer’s experience. However, it will now come with a higher price.


Millions of Minecraft users around the world will soon be hit with a price hike. According to the official report published on Mojang, regions like Norway, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and many others will be the victim to a fee. In some regions like Hong Kong, the prices remain the same. You can check out the whole list, click here.

Before you drown in disappointment, Mojang has confirmed that the price hike will only affect PC users (Java version), whereas prices of console and pocket editions of Minecraft will remain the same.

Last week, Minecraft released a new update celebrating its completion of four years on the Xbox. The update contained the 4th birthday skin pack along with “1st, 2nd and 3rd birthday skin pack.” Earlier this month, Mojang also released an update that shows new skins of characters from Super Mario along with map textures and classic music from the 32-bit video game.

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Owen Hill, director of creative communications at Mojang, wrote in the post that the changes are made “so they align with the United States Dollar.” He also went on to say, “The new prices will take effect on May 23.”

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