As a sign that Microsoft Studios, Mojang and Nintendo didn't quite think it through with the 17th June retail release of Minecraft: Wii U Edition in North America (E3 and all that), it's sent out a press release today as a reminder that it's now in stores. The title's been available as a download since late 2015, while the Super Mario Mash-Up DLC has been a free extra for some time.

For some, of course, it's all about physical retail editions, so the disc version is sure to be tempting (it's due on 30th June in Europe).

The disc version is the same in terms of content, of course, as the eShop equivalent, but has the Super Mario DLC (and other free starter packs) on the disc rather than as optional downloads.


Minecraft: Wii U Edition has consistently performed well in the eShop charts, so it'll be interesting to see whether the disc version can also perform well.

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