A demo version of Minecraft is available for free play; however, to play the full game, whether online or via the smartphone app, users must purchase the game. Additional versions of Minecraft available for purchase include Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.
PlayStation users have three options for purchasing Minecraft: Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition, and Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition. Additional versions of the game for purchase include those for the Amazon Kindle Fire.
When purchasing the game online, customers must register a user account at minecraft.net. Players additionally have the option of joining a forum community message board and purchasing items from the online store.