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Sony Reveals New PlayStation Store

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Remember that little snippet about the PlayStation Store getting a “new look”? It’s here, if you want to refresh your memory. Well, it was all (naturally) true, and at a special press reveal this morning in London – Sony are currently showing it off to us.

Many PlayStation owners have (rightly) voiced their opinions on the current PSN Store – it’s a little confusing, it’s hard to find what you’re looking for and it’s generally quite slow, with some icons and sections failing to load completely.

The new store, which is apparently coming very soon (there’s PSN maintenance on Monday, which might be pertinent…) takes lots of comments and feedback on board, and aims to create a massively improved experience for everyone.

We’ll have a full report on the new Store shortly, complete with interviews with key executives responsible for the changes and hopefully some answers to the questions we’ve all been asking for some time now. Stay tuned to TheSixthAxis today for all the news first hand.

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51 Comments
  1. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Will it change how SCEE sucks at providing games that are meant come out decades ago but looks good though they best sort the vita store too

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:31.
    • Taylor Made
      Member
      Since: Oct 2011

      £50 for AC3 sort it out

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:34.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Ubisoft set the pricing, not Sony.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:35.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        No matter how many times people are told Tuff, they either don’t listen, or choose to forget.

        People like to moan at SCEE a tad too much sometimes.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 13:38.
      • blarty
        Member
        Since: Apr 2011

        Skyrim is £34.99 on Steam…. Valve, Sort it out!!!

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 14:55.
      • Bladesteel
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        @Tuffcub

        Ubisoft sets the price, but it’s sony that allows it on their store at that price.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 16:01.
      • TROPtastic
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        @Bladesteel It’s either allow the game onto the Store at a high price, or not have it at all. Atleast in the first case, people have a chance to vote with their wallets.

        Comment posted on 12/10/2012 at 07:47.
  2. Bodachi
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Looks good but hope it is nice to navigate.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:31.
  3. manky_
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Very nice.

    Cart though? I’d like a basket please

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:32.
    • Mundham
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Lol I have an image now of a shopping trolley with an iddly-biddly PS3 case in the bottom of it :-)

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:38.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      You can get more in a cart! :P

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 13:59.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Or a van. Baseball bats and balaclavas required though.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 14:08.
  4. fillip2k
    Member
    Since: Jun 2011

    Looks way slicker, the old one always felt a bit childish and didn’t fit the aesthetic of the xmb I felt….

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:32.
    • mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      I’m with you there.

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 12:09.
    • philzy85
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Looks a bit metro-dashboard’ish to me

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 17:05.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    The new store looks excellent and hopefully everything will load up instead of half of the content, having to quit, go back to that page in order to get all of the content as that’s happened to me too many times. I do hope they will sort out download list as it’s a massive pain in the arse to navigate if you have downloaded a lot of stuff over the past few years. I would hate to have PS+ then try to use the download list. *shudders*

    I wonder if they will add publisher sections? Such as EA gets their own section and so forth. Hmm, i wonder if they will add an essistantal section?

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:33.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      I dont see the issue with the download list, i had plus for two years, and all I did was vaguely remember the time of year I bought something and scroll all the way down. Easy enough.

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:40.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        To be honest i’ve not looked at mine in months as i refuse to spend 10-15 minutes trying to find something as i would just end up going to the store and doing it from there.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 12:31.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        15mins! bloody hell, doesn’t take me longer than 2mins tops.

        Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 13:20.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Maybe taking 15 minutes is using the one hand free method?

        Comment posted on 12/10/2012 at 11:17.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      The list is SO annoying. The GTi Club DLC got withdrawn from the Store (and the Search results) as the licence ran out, so I had to look down my entire list of over 1,000 items just to find it. There should be a separate Search function for your own items/downloads, by format too now that Vita stuff is in the same list.

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 12:49.
  6. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Still the same menu’s and looks even more confusing for me. Also looks like the main menu on the 360 too (in a different colour of course)

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:34.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      product overview is better though, finally it tells you the size straight away and has DLC linked to the page! Very handy.

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:36.
  7. GeneralJeeb
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    It does look very nice but also I can’t help think that it’s almost as if the Metro UI went and threw up all over the storefront…overall though much better, and I hope that the download list has received some love too

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:40.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Yeah, it’s looking quite metro.

      Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 14:09.
  8. Sab7786
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Does look a lot better and easier to read, just need to sort out there pricing next lol £49.99 for FIFA haha they can keep it.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:41.
  9. andymclelland
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    This looks like a massive improvement. If it makes it easier to read the entries and find the add ons, I’m all for this.

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:41.
  10. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Ooh! It’s Woollies pick ‘n’ mix all over again. {:’o

    Comment posted on 11/10/2012 at 11:41.

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