“To tie in with the launch, PlayStation Store for PS3 is set to get a new look from October 2012 too, making it even easier for you to find and download the content you love from the comfort of your sofa.”
Its about time.
Lets hope they get some new staff for the European store too. Because they are TERRIBLE.
about time what?
They need to go back and give proper and clear descriptions for all games. The Xbox marketplace is so much better at being informative. You shouldn't have to look stuff up to know what youre buying
In all honesty I think they are just keep over complicating the store. The first time I used it back when it came out it was very easy to use and navigate. Than there was an update that made it easier but ever since I think they are just adding way to many categories and under those they are addig way to many subcategories. For me the store can be a bit of a pain in the ass if I want to find the latest content. It takes too many "clicks" to find out what's the latest demo/avatar/free game/ theme, etc. Things are buried too deep.
thank goodness. suprised it took this long. the current UI looks like a sub menu of a sub menu.
I like the current store. Much easier to navigate than the Xbox, but I have found that over the years, they've added categories that seem outta place. Subtle updates are important though, they make an old product feel new. which on its own increases longevity of its life cycle.
Hope they do something to organize that damn download list. Trying to find and redownload something I bought months ago is downright annoying
I'm pretty sure they are fixing this. Considering my download list recently has sorted itself into minis, full games, PlayStation 1 games etc. (Not perfectly, as full games keys, some minis, some PS1 titles etc. are all over the place)
I've only been requesting this for years. Hopefully its finally time. As it is right now, its actually easier to go alphabetically through the store to find something, which is pretty ridiculous.
Agreed, i have 800+ downloads. Lots of those free avatars and random stuff.
You guys know that you don't have to re-download it from the list. (in most cases) you can just search the store for what you are trying to download and then instead of it having a "buy now" button it will just have a "download" button.
Exactly what 'soraalam1' said! I was just about to say this. You can use the search function in the store to search for what items you have previously downloaded and you'll see a 'red shopping bag' next to the items you've downloaded already. Click on those items (games, avatars etc..) and you'll have an option to download them rather than buy them since you already bought them. The only problem with this is you have to remember what you're looking for. When you have 500+ downloads it's easy to forget what games you had bought.
You can go thru thru the store and search, but it's better to go thru the history. When my launch 60 GB died I needed to redownload a ton of things. Now I don't know if anyone remembers, but Sprint & Sony had a promotional giveaway of Ragdoll Kung-Fu for free. When looking thru the store to redownload it, it was not marked as owned. That then forced me to search though the 1000+ downloads I have.
@RustInPeace In that case you are right. And yes, I remember that promotion. I remember how I went nuts cause I had bought it day 1 for $9.99 and if I had waited I would have gotten it for FREE! However it's a great game. Worth being in anyone's collection. If only it had online support...
well i just lost 250gb of date on my ps3 when it died on me,(very sad) i don't even remember a lot of stuff on my old ps3 so i have to go though a list of 499 items to find the 200 or so i have to download. than it takes forever to download everythig.(my mistake for not having backup) i hope they do make improvements but please don't make it complicated, plain,simple nice looking is something i hope they are going for.
Now if they can just update the UI and add party chat it would be a dream come true but this is still a very welcomed update.
sony stated a *long* time ago that due to hardware constraints party/cross game chat would not be possible on the PS3 time to let it go.
The hardware constraints explanation is only partly true. That makes it sound like the 360 has better hardware which we all know is not true. It is just that they didn't set a limit with the amount of ram games can use so that they set aside ram specifically for cross game chat. They could probably still do it with newer games but it would only anger the fans since so many games would not be compatible with it that were released earlier. It would also anger developers who's games aren't compatible with it. Better to just wait till next gen. Cross game chat works great on the Vita so you know Sony learned their lesson.
That'd be really nice to see some upgrades to the store. It's functional as it is, but doesn't lend itself to just browsing for new titles in an engaging manner. I'd personally like to see ways to filter the download list, maybe make proper suggestions on new games based on your game playing habits, and most of all be engaging instead of something that looks like a web store front from 10 years ago. Possibly ways to customize the color like you can do with the Vita's interface.
How is that title a question?
Is it a rhetorical question?
I don't know... is it?
Don't you think I would know if it was? Edit: Sorry, this is reminding me of that "questions only" game in "Whose line is it anyway"?
I just want Okami god damn it!
Ugh, I hope its actually useful and not "here is what we want to advertise the hell out of and try to force you to buy" update like Xbox.
Does anyone else remember the first re-design? Where they took a month to move around all the data and stuff? Good thing that's never going to happen again.
All I want is a better UI and faster downloading speeds. God it takes ages for me to download from PSN when not using a proxy server! Sure gets annoying
Holy crap , but I have never seen people complain as much as gamers.
Have to agree...the fact that the service is free shows how ungreatful gamers can be - no wonder people label us gamers as the worst type of people in the world. Complaining about things on PSN is like complaining to the sea that the water was not salty enough.
... What does complaining about the PS Store have to do with the PSN being free?
Becuase the PS Store is an extension of PSN...Sony does not charge gamers for PSN which means that they do not have the luxery to update features (PS Store)every year.
So, who is it that actually charges you just to use their digital store? Sony makes money from sales on the PS Store, and if they want to make more money, they're going to need to improve the UI and features of the store. PSN being free can be used as an excuse for complaints regarding XMB and online gaming performance, but it is irrelevant when talking about the PS Store.
That is Sonys problem, even before I had PS+ I have paid for three consoles. And so what if its free? So is a slap in the face but I do not really want one. Or are we really supposed to sit by and not complain about anything on PSN on the grounds its free? Our personal details may be breached, and Counter Strike and other games are STILL missing from our store, but at least its free so I should not complain about it? At least complaining MAY get a change - because what will happen if everyone was like you and did not? Nothing - no one is complaining so why would they update anything?
Well, it's a forum about videogames. A better statement would be more like "I have never seen people complain as much as gamers that go to forums." Let's not forget that N4G/Kotaku/ect are hold just a minority of the whole videogaming community. I'm sure this branch of entertainment has a many whiners as others hobbies.
And a wishlist please. I love looking through the store for games I eventually want to buy.
The UI has been horrible for far too long. I can't believe it took them this long to a knowledge it. It's slow, laggy, and badly organized. Hopefully this new store will be far superior to the current one.
I rather see the XMB when you're in-game altered to where it only shows things it needs to show (friends list, messages, chat rooms, etc...) and have it not be so laggy. The PSN store now is fine with me, though I wish you could have an option to change the color from blue to like black or different colors.
PSS needs a complete redesign apart from demos it's so messy i never find things where they are supposed to be, especially PS+ section they should redesign the structure. Something like: PlayStation + --> New releases ------> Free games --------> PSone --------> PS3 --------> Minis --------> Avatars --------> Exclusive demos --------> Betas ------> PS+ Price drops offers --------> DLC --------> Games --------> PS3 --------> PSone --------> Vita --------> Minis --------> Avatars --------> Themes Some type of structure like this one so at least i know where is what instead of turning around for a long time.
PS+ section did get redesigned (for N.America at least) after E3. I like it for now, better than the older version which was archaic.
I hope this supposed new layout is for everyone and when i mean everyone, every region. Try comparing the layout in Asia PSN Store to America's store. Ours is crap!
I just want Google Chrome Web Browser. And a better XMB.
I want I want. Fuck sake deal with what u got. Moany twats
Couldn't have said it any better. Or funnier :-)
Oh. Two people disagree with me, so I guess I probably could! Thank you, both of you. You're too kind.
Three, actually I disagreed that you could not have said it funnier - dont find mindless swearing that funny to be honest. Not to mention he was wrong in the first place.
Sorry to hear that NBT91. Don't suppose you belong to the collective leogets refers to, do you? Seriously, lighten up. If 'mindless swearing' is enough to upset you, you're in for a lot of unhappiness in life...
SONY Changing the WORLD
I want a new XMB!
Everyone dissagrees because XMB is simple but...it's not like they can't design a better UI that's just as simple but much better looking.
Thats what Im talking about... and a new browser...
More PS1/PS2 classics on the double!
The store the way it is now is not bad, it's the PS3 XMB that is horrible. You never know when anything new is coming out or is out. Do it like Xbox where as soon as you turn on your PS3 you know all the hot new stuff that is out planted right in front of your face on the big screen.
As soon as you turn on your PS3 and log in it should display the "what's new section" it's not as in your face as the xbl dashboard although, since the images take a sec to load. It should show up as long as you don't have it disabled in settings.
you people need to leave my XMB alone It is far more functional than the Xbox annoyance.
As long as it doesn't looks like 360s marketplace its fine. Ads for 4 year games lol.
they're probably using that System Portal that they're beta testing when you start up the browser on the ps3 I've tried it and liked it better then the current ps store setup
Im not claiming to be "in the know" or anything but the store is getting a 100 percent re-design, its coming in the next two months (as the story suggests but does not confirm) They simply want to make the store easier to navigate as far as ive been told.
cool.. It really did need a makeover but it worked fine
Yea it's cool after 6 years!? A bit late wouldn't you say? Obviously they have to change something, because after owning both 360 and PS3 for so long, it seemed like MS was the only one changing their market up from time to time. It's long overdue, not cool at all!
i sense ultimate fanboyism hating here.. Whats the matter? no new content on ur consoles? dont get mad cuz PS is making moves & dominating the headlines.. This new president took the company & is changing things.. Thats a good thing.. Btr late than never right? what good are all those flashy menues & whatever without the games? lol sorry pal but i can deal with it as long as new content, exclusives, & features are being pumped out after 6 yrs.. What are the others doing after this long??
A good search function, like they have on Vidzone would be a great addition. In fact, just laying out the store more like the front end of Vidzone would allow them to lay out and better display what's new on the store, different tabs for different genres of games etc.
Hopefully it's good.
it will be (read) good.
Forget the store upgrade wheres Counter Strike Global Offensive on the EU store 4-5 weeks and still no release!!!