The Minecraft PS5 edition doesn’t exist. If you check it through the PlayStation 5’s interface, it also doesn’t appear on the Store.
In other words, Minecraft is not officially available on the PS5. That means even if you do everything you, you might still get an error further down the road.
Also, even though the PlayStation 5 has backward compatibility, there’s no official support for Minecraft yet. However, if you already own the game, it will appear on your PS5 library, available for download.
So, we need to go through some hoops to play the sandbox. And there’re four ways you can do it:
Download and install the PS4 title on the PS5
Insert the PS4 game disc on the newer console
Transfer the PS4 Minecraft copy from the PS4 to the PS5 with an external drive
Transfer the PS4 Minecraft copy from the PS4 to the PS5 via Wi-Fi
Before that, though, ensure your PlayStation is connected to the internet and up to date. Check the FAQ for more info.
Download and Install the PS4 Title on the PS5
The first method of playing Minecraft on PlayStation 5 is downloading the digital version to your account.
Here’s how it works:
On your PC, go to your web browser
Go to the PlayStation Store The idea is to buy Minecraft on the PlayStation Store, but not on the PlayStation 5. That means you can do it on the mobile app or PS4 as well.
So, if you don’t have a PS4, you can do it on the web browser.
Log in to your PSN account Ensure to use the same credentials you’re using on your PlayStation 5.
Turn on your PlayStation 5
Log in to your PSN account
Go to the Store, and search for Minecraft If Minecraft is not on your PS5 account, you won’t find Minecraft’s full version. Instead, you’d find tokens, trials, and season passes. However, if the game is on your PS5 account, you will find it available for download.
Lastly, you can download and install Minecraft from the PlayStation Store.
Insert the PS4 Game Disc on the Newer Console
Either way, here’re the steps:
Get a physical copy of Minecraft
Insert the disc on the PlayStation 5
Follow the steps to install the full game on your console.
Transfer the PS4 Minecraft Copy From the PS4 to the PS5
The third method requires a PlayStation 4. You need to move the Minecraft copy on the older console to an external HDD and then put the drive on the PlayStation 5.
Here’re the steps:
If you don’t have an external drive with PS4 games already, format the HDD drive through the PlayStation (check the FAQ for more info).
Go to Settings on the PS4 home screen
Select External Storage on the right panel
Press Move to Extended StorageChoose Minecraft by ticking its box. You can select as many games as you want. Hit “Ok” to begin the transfer.
Power down the PS4 after the transfer finishes
Unplug the drive
Turn on your PS5 and plug the drive
The PlayStation 5 will recognize the game and allow you to play it or install it on its internal storage.
You should find the games on the USB storage on your Game Library, Installed tab, under the USB extended storage category.
Lastly, this only works if you use the same PSN account on both consoles.
Transfer the PS4 Minecraft Copy From the PS4 to the PS5 via Wi-Fi