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I've stumbled upon an old forum thread saying the limit for "dropped" (floating) items is 200. Obviously items de-spawn after certain conditions are met (5 minutes in survival on PC), but the threads I found were concerning extremely large automated wheat farms whereas manually farming would gain a higher harvest than the automatic farm (because of the 200 items limit).

Can I get an answer that specifies the exact maximum number of dropped items for the latest version of Minecraft for each platform? The Gamepedia article I linked to above specifies that:

On the console edition the item entity limit is 200 in loaded chunks.

I've yet to confirm whether this is outdated information or not and my searching hasn't landed me with a specific number for the PC version, either. I'd also like to know the limit for pocket and pi editions.

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In Bukkit/Spigot this is configurable, in Vanilla I would say that there is no limit.

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    Having a source for this info would be helpful in improving this answer. – Mage Xy Nov 3 '16 at 17:56

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