Minecraft will launch on PS3 on December 17 (tomorrow) in North America, a PlayStation Blog post revealed. The developer in charge of the port, 4J Studios, announced in November that the PS3 version of the game would arrive ahead of next-gen consoles. 4J Studios is still developing PS4 and PlayStation Vita versions, which will land sometime next year, though it's unknown if the game will be cross-compatible or feature any remote play options.
The PS3 version will be "pretty much identical" to other console versions of the game. DLC and texture packs for the game will be available on PSN "soon after release." No price was listed for the game, though it launched on Xbox 360 for $20. In terms of its appearance on home consoles, Minecraft was exclusive to Xbox 360 since it launched in May 2012. That iteration of the game recently celebrated its 10 millionth sale.