How to Convert a Minecraft World from PS3 to Xbox One/Series

Don't let your cherished collection of nostalgic worlds gather dust alongside an outdated console.

Honor them with a conversion to a modern format rich with updated blocks and features.

The Universal Minecraft Tool makes it easier than ever to convert your PS3 worlds with the built-in USB support.


Table of Contents:

Step 1: Open the Input PS3 World

To begin, you'll need to tell to the UMT which world you're trying to convert.

Follow this guide to Open a PS3 World in the Universal Minecraft Tool

Step 2: Select Bedrock as the Output Edition

Click Bedrock to select it as the target output edition.


You'll notice a drop-down menu for selecting different target versions. This can be useful if you're trying to get more advanced with your world conversion, but for most cases you'll want to leave it on the latest version.

For reference: Minecraft PlayStation 3 edition never made it past 1.6.0 Bedrock equivalent.

Click Next to continue.

Step 3: Conversion Options

This panel allows you to control certain technical aspects of how the conversion should run. Thankfully, for PS3 to Bedrock conversion you'll usually want to leave these at their default values.


One very important setting you'll likely want to keep enabled is the Allow Older Chunk Versions feature. It is crucial to ensuring you don't have any holes or empty spots in your world.

Step 4: Convert

It's the big moment!

Click Start Conversion to begin.


The UMT will now scan the input world and perform all the necessary conversion steps to create a super-accurate clone of your world for Bedrock edition.

Step 5: Save the Bedrock World

After conversion, pick a spot to save the output world.

Click Save World to bring up the save window.


The UMT will default to the install location of your Windows 10 edition worlds. You will need Minecraft Windows 10 edition installed in order to transfer the world in the next step with Realms.

At the time of writing this guide, Minecraft Windows 10 edition is included with every Xbox Game Pass subscription. That may be an option for those that don't wish to outright buy Minecraft again on Windows 10.

Enter a name for the world, and click Save.


Step 6: Upload to Realms

You'll need a Realms Plus subscription to move your world from Minecraft Windows 10 edition to your Xbox console.

The free trial of Realms Plus will work, thankfully!

Plus, having a Realms server is super handy, or you can always cancel your subscription if you choose not to continue.

Click the Realms Plus banner near the top of the main menu.


Start a free trial of Realms Plus.


You should see your Realms server activated where the banner used to be.

Click Edit on your Realms server.


Click Edit World in the Ready to Play section.


On the right settings panel, scroll all the way down and choose Upload World.


Choose the world we just converted earlier.



Step 7: Download from Realms

Head on over to Minecraft on your Xbox console.

Make sure you are signed into the same account you purchased Realms with!

Head back into the same page where you uploaded the world, except this time we'll download it.

On the right settings panel, scroll all the way down and choose Download World.



Congratulations! You've successfully converted and transferred the world to your Xbox console!

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