How Do You Find a Free Copy of "Minecraft PE" for Download?


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Free, legal copies of "Minecraft PE" are not available to download. "Minecraft PE" is not a free game, and downloading it for free is a violation of federal law. It must be purchased from an authorized app store.

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"Minecraft PE" is legally available on Google Play, Apple iTunes, the Windows Store and the Amazon Appstore. It runs on iPhones and iPads, Windows Phone devices, Android devices and Amazon Fire devices. Other app store services are not authorized distributors and are not guaranteed to offer legitimate copies of the game.

The regular version of "Minecraft" is available for PC and Mac computers. The console edition is available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Playstation 3 and 4 and Playstation Vita. None of these versions are available for free download. All of them must be purchased before they can be played legally.

According to Mojang, the creators of "Minecraft," over 19 million copies of "Minecraft" have been sold for PC and Mac. The site does not track the sales of other editions, such as "Minecraft PE." "Minecraft PE" has over 900,000 ratings on Google Play, over 32,000 on Amazon Appstore and over 370,000 on iTunes. These sites do not list the total number of purchases or downloads of the game, only the number of purchasers who choose to rate the game.

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