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Old-gen console version
Old-gen console-Only Content: This information applies only to the Old-gen console version of Terraria.
For the history of both the current- and old-gen console version, see Console Version history.
Old-gen saving icon

The old-gen console releases have a unique loading icon, a slightly illuminated Thorn Ball Thorn Ball projectile.

The Old-gen console version of Terraria was published by 505 Games and developed by Engine Software. It is a port of the PC version PC version, which is developed by Re-Logic. This version contains exclusive content not available on other versions, including enemies, achievements, music tracks and Music Boxes, armor, weapons, pets, and a boss, but most exclusive content is also available on the Windows Phone version Windows Phone version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version.

The old-gen console version runs on four different console systems: the Xbox 360 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U Wii U. Due to hardware requirement issues and memory constraints, this version cannot receive significant updates past the PC version PC equivalent.[1][2]

Purchasing old-gen versions:

  • The digital version for the Xbox 360 is still available for purchase from marketplace.xbox.com: Xbox 360 Edition. Retail (disc) versions can still be found.
  • PS3 and PS Vita versions can be purchased using the PlayStation Store app on the respective console, using existing funds in the user's wallet. Retail (disc/cartridge) versions can still be found.
    • As of October 27, 2021, funds can only be added to the wallet using a PS4, PS5, or the web.[3]
  • While the Wii U version still has a store page, the digital version is no longer available, as the Nintendo eShop for 3DS and Wii U shut down on March 27, 2023.[4] Retail (disc) versions can still be found.
PlatformDate of last updateCurrent versionDesktop equivalent
Xbox 360 Xbox 360August 26, 20161.09
PlayStation 3 PS 3August 26, 20161.09
PlayStation Vita PS VitaAugust 26, 20161.27
Wii U Wii USeptember 2, 20161.08

Old-gen console-exclusive content[]

Most of the following content is also available on the Windows Phone version Windows Phone version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version.

Japanese Release[]

Terraria was released in the PlayStation Network in Japan during May 2013. It was translated by Japanese video game development and localization company Spike Chunsoft.

Exclusive content[]

The Japanese old-gen console versions (PS3, PS Vita, Wii U) seem to have everything the U.S. console versions have, aside from Purple Thread (instead, they use White Thread) and due to copyright issues, the Hero's set was replaced with the Monokuma set, and the Plumber's set was replaced with the Shiren set. They also have other exclusive costumes, crafted from the exclusive White Thread, shown below.

The Japanese Nintendo 3DS version uses Purple Thread (むらさきのいと) instead of White Thread, and has the green Hero's set (ゆうしゃの衣装) and Plumber's set (はいかんこうの衣装).

Japanese PS4 now uses Green Thread (instead of White Thread), and the Hero's set and Plumber's set were added. The Monokuma and Shiren sets are still obtainable, however the other sets appear to have been removed.[5]

Verification Needed
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Players are needed to verify which Japanese consoles have which items.
Exclusive to PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita


Danganronpa terraria reference

Reference to Terraria in Danganronpa's game menu

  • The visual novel adventure game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc also features a small reference to Terraria in one of the game menus.
  • Terraria has its own Japanese website and used to have its own licensed Let's Play series.[6]
  • The Japan-exclusive vanity sets reference Toro Inoue, the mascot of Sony's PlayStation Network in Japan, who also appears in numerous other video games, Monomi and Monokuma from the video game franchise Danganronpa, and Shiren, protagonist of the roguelike video game Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer.
  • The Danganronpa crossover was suggested by the publisher of the game as an alternative for the Hero's set, as they were concerned it would trigger potential copyright issues in Japan.[7]
  • Most of the information pertaining to these exclusive items were obtained from the Japanese Terraria wiki terraria_cs.arcenserv. This includes item source, crafting recipe, and buy/sell value. Unfortunately, the Japanese wiki information regarding which consoles have which items is lacking. It may well be that these items are available to all the Japanese consoles PS3, PS Vita, and Wii U. Japanese console players are needed to verify this information.


  1. NO MORE UPDATES FOR Xbox 360 | PS3 | PS Vita | Wii U | 3DS Nov 19, 2016
  2. The Path Ahead: Major News Updates for Console & Mobile Jul 25, 2016
  3. In an email to users, Sony explained that as of October 27, 2021, purchases of digital content can no longer be made on the PS3 or PS Vita store using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal. This includes adding funds to the wallet for future purchases.
  4. Wii U & Nintendo 3DS eShops close. en eShop closure, uk eShop closure
  5. Japanese wiki collection of PS4 changes ノート:1.28更新情報メモ.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBrLxOLi8tw
  7. https://forums.terraria.org/index.php?threads/terrarias-8th-anniversary-ask-redigit-and-cenx.79731/page-7#post-1765746