Minecraft, a game that attracted almost 12 million players, over 3 million of whom paid for it, has long been teased for Android by its creator Markus Persson of Mojang. As of today, it's finally available on the Android Market for $6.92 or as a free demo. As expected, the game is currently limited to the Xperia Play - the rest of us will just have to do away with this trailer:

So, are any Xperia Play owners picking the game up? Be prepared for months of lost productivity ahead of you.

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  • Funkmon

    Someone needs to port this to tablets, stat.

    • George C

      If only I could +1.

  • Letroy

    Heey, this is not real Minecraft, just a dumbed-down version of it! :( I want the real deal, with crafting!

    • Brazilian Rider

      Check out "Minebuilding" on the Appstore... it's better than the current Minecraft, it has crafting, smelting, enemies, etc.

  • Mastermind26

    Xperia ONLY?!?!?!?!?!

  • Luka

    We wont it on Android Htc Desire and other plzzzzzzzz !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lincthra

    There are Xperia owners?

    • Gook

      Yes, there are plenty of us.

      • CD

        Why do you think the exclusivity didn't last long. Because the phone didn't sell very well.

  • Leo

    So, did Sony manage to sell any Xperia Play to justify launching games locked to that platform?

    • Gook

      No Sony hasnt sold any phones at all. Sony Ericsson on the other hand has sold quite a few of them.

      • CD

        Sony and Sony Ericsson are the same company(SONY). Wow people are stupid.

  • notty

    Nice misleading title. Stay classy.

  • android user

    if you're rooted and know what you're doing
    1. change your build.prop to match the xperia play
    2. go to market
    3. download minecraft
    4. ????
    5. profit

    • http://romrepo.info TechJeeper

      Been there, tried that... didn't work. GT101

  • http://google.com garrick

    Minecraft pocket adition dosent work on my android its the replenish.

  • Oliver k.