Convert a Minecraft World From Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3

Download/Setup Guide

In this guide, you'll learn how to convert a Minecraft world from Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3.

If you haven't already, download/setup the Universal Minecraft Converter.



1. Get the Xbox 360 World


First, move the world from your Xbox 360 console to your PC.

Skip this step if the Xbox 360 world is already on your PC.

  1. Insert your USB drive into your Xbox 360 console. Creating an Xbox 360 USB drive
  2. At the Xbox 360 Dashboard, go to Settings > Storage > HDD > Games and Apps > Minecraft.
  3. Select the world and choose Copy. Choose your USB drive from the listed storage devices to copy the world to your USB drive.

To speed this up in the future, select your USB drive as the default storage device within Minecraft. Then your worlds will always be stored on your USB drive.


2. Input the Xbox 360 World


Next, input the world into the Universal Minecraft Converter.

  1. Insert your USB drive into your PC.
  2. Open the Universal Minecraft Converter and sign in.
  3. Click the Xbox 360 button to view the worlds stored on your USB drive.
  4. Double click on the world you want to input. (To input an Xbox 360 world that's already on your PC, select it by clicking the browse button at the bottom of the window and click Open.)

3. Convert the World


  1. Click the PlayStation 3 button to select the output platform.
  2. Click Start to begin the conversion.

4. Get Profile Reference World


Skip this step if you've already imported your metadata.

Importing your metadata is required for your PlayStation 3 console to see the converted Minecraft world. This is done by copying the metadata from an existing world. You only need to do this step once, as the Universal Minecraft Converter remembers your metadata for your next conversion.


Start by copying a world from your PlayStation 3 console to your USB drive.

  1. Insert your USB drive into your PlayStation 3 console.
  2. At the PlayStation 3 Home, go to Game > Saved Data Utility (PS3).
  3. Press Triangle on the world and select Copy. Choose your USB drive from the listed storage devices to copy the world to your USB drive.

5. Save the Converted World


Once the conversion finished successfully, the PlayStation 3 button will have a full green border.

  1. Click the PlayStation 3 button to open the save window.
  2. Enter a name for the converted world.
  3. Choose how you want to save the converted world:
    • Save to USB: saves the converted world directly onto your PlayStation 3 formatted USB drive
      1. Insert your PlayStation 3 USB drive into your PC. This is the USB drive with the reference world we got in the previous step.
      2. Click the Import Metadata... button and and choose the reference world we got in the previous step. When the import is done, click Ok.
      3. Now save the world to your USB drive by clicking Save to USB.
    • Save to Computer: saves the converted world as a folder.
      1. Optional: Click the Import Metadata... button and and choose the reference world we got in the previous step. When the import is done, click Ok.
      2. Click Save to Computer, choose a location, then click save.
    • Save GAMEDATA: saves the converted world as a GAMEDATA file
      1. Click Save GAMEDATA, choose a location, then click save.
  4. Once the converted world has been saved, you can close the converter or reset it by clicking the Xbox 360 button.

To play on your converted world: plug your USB drive back into your PlayStation 3 console, copy the world back from your USB drive to your PlayStation 3 console, and play your converted world!


Finished!


Your world has now been converted!

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