Weekend Console Download Deals for May 17: Minecraft 10th anniversary

Celebrate 10 years of Minecraft with this weekend's console deals, with all three major consoles offering discounts on their versions of the world-building classic.

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It's hard to believe that it's been a full decade since Minecraft has delivered world-building fun to an entire generation of fans. Minecraft has been a tremendous influence on the gaming world and remains one of the most popular games out there, with an audience of millions continuing to dazzle with their blocky creations. Now it's time to celebrate Minecraft's 10th anniversary and that means if you have yet to get into the Minecraft craze, now's the time to get in with a special anniversary sale.

Minecraft on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch are all on sale this weekend, so if you want to know what all the fuss has been about for the past decade, give it a look. If you're looking for more to play, PlayStation 4 is offering the Ubisoft catalog, Xbox One has the best games from Japan, and Nintendo is offering up everything from Capcom and Ubisoft, as well as the best from Shovel Knight and SteamWorld.

Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight

Here's our selection of this weekend's console deals:

Xbox One

The following games are a part of Xbox One Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox One users. Xbox Live Gold members may be eligible for additional discounts.

PlayStation 4

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo Switch

Wii U

Xbox 360

The following games are a part of Xbox 360 Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox 360 users. Xbox Live Gold users may be eligible for additional discounts.

PlayStation 3

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

  • Monthly freebies for PS3 and PS Vita have come to an end. We'll update this space if any deals pop up.

Nintendo 3DS

PlayStation Vita

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

  • Monthly freebies for PS3 and PS Vita have come to an end. We'll update this space if any deals pop up.
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