In an announcement today, Mojand has confirmed that Minecraft will be available for download for Sony's PlayStation 3, from the PlayStation Store, on Wednesday, December 18th. They mentioned that people should expect it to cost the same as the Xbox 360 version.
In the announcement, they also took a little time to answer some of the most common questions they have received from people concerning the launch;
Does Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition feature everything from the other versions of Minecraft?
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition comes with everything present in other console versions. They're pretty-much identical to play, and will be developed in tandem from now on.
Will Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition feature DLC texture packs and skins?
Downloadable skins and texture packs will be available from PlayStation Store soon after release.
Will there be Sony-specific content?
Sony-specific skins and texture packs would be cool! Fingers crossed, eh?
Will Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition feature Remote Play/compatibility with the Vita/PS4 editions?
We don't know yet, sorry. We'll let you know as soon as we do.
Will there be a day-one patch for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition?
Yes! We recommend you download it!
Does Herobrine feature in Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition?
If you own a PlayStation 3 and have been waiting patiently for Minecraft to arrive on the platform, be sure to mark the date on your calendar.