"The new store, which is apparently coming soon takes lots of comments and feedback on board, and aims to create a massively improved experience for everyone."
OMG, it looks awesome can't wait.
Hello there Metro ;)
As soon as I saw the first picture, "360" popped immediately up in my mind. Why does everything have to be Metro-like today? I wouldn't mind if Metro was that good to warrant being copied by everyone, but it isn't. If they had just added some sorting options for the download list, improved the search (a lot) and sped things up, that would have done wonders. Oh well... I like it to a certain extent, but wish they did something different...
reminds me more of the new Android YouTube UI update where you swipe bigger panels instead of just touching them maybe they optimised this for the Vita & mobile devices with touch screens?
I have to agree, it looks very Metro-ish.
Though a few months ago I tried designing a PS4 UI with Photoshop and ended up with something similar to this new PS Store. I assume that Metro and especially X360's UI is something that gets into your mind.
As long as it's easy to navigate and find the stuff I want quickly, that's all I really care about. I do like this new look though.
As long as they don't have McDonald's ads plastered all over the place, I'd be happy with this change.
It's like Sony looked at XBL/Windows 8/Metro and said we want that! I don't blame them, it looks good. I for one don't care that Sony copied. It is a benefit to everyone and after all, the sincerest form of flattery is copying! Congrats to Sony for finally doing something about that god awful store that has incomplete image download and is so slow. This is a good step in the right direction.
I'm sorry, what was wrong with the store? And when were people complaining about it? I understand the point about icons loading slowly but surely that's a network issue, not a design issue. I for one have never had trouble finding something on the store, there's a search tool! I'm also not against the redesign, I just don't like people putting words in our collective mouths.
That looks very much like how XBL is set up. I see a lot of Metro going on there. The last pic you can see the correlated frames as they fade away into the background, very much like the XBL dashboard prior to the new dash. I think this looks great and really well done but undoubtedly influenced by XBL/Metro. This user friendly UI design is just another example how PSN is growing and maturing into something greater. I can't wait to see how the PSN is designed with the PS4.
Metro? BS. That isn't metro. Look at the ACTUAL navigation and not just the picture put into the upper-right for hits. http://www.destructoid.com/... But I don't expect 360 trolls to be versed in PSN. They've only had tiles alongside the main menu for FREAKING YEARS.
I like it, but I'm so used to the way the store is now. I know where everything is. Oh well... I'll get good at using this store UI too.
Yes very metro like. Somehow reminded me of how the skydrive live UI is like in fullscreen. Anyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves. Sony were definitely inspired in a way. Looks great and lets hope that this store would be able to integrate Gaikai features in so that I can instantly play demos from the store. Imagine being able to browse through the store and with a click of a button the demo is playable, alot better than having to wait for a download.
Ehh it fells more like sony's android ui if anything. But the new store looks great!!!
that they will merge the two (xmb/store) into a cohesive flowing experience. In case you dont know what i mean...the store has always felt like an afterthought. An add-on you put in the effort to go into to see what is new. yes there are the different short cuts on the xmb for video portion, game portion and of course the what's new area. still those were things you actually had to go do instead of them being completely integrated. Even the idea of leaving the store, you are asked if you want to do that. I was really looking forward to a more complete feeling of moving about the xmb/store in one. okay, if i had to make a comparison it would be something like this. the xmb/store is like a mall where as the 360 interface is like a department store. If you know the difference in the way both are laid out...you get the idea.
Metro is a copy of Android store so.. Each to his own.
Doesn't look that different from VidZone or SingStar if you ask me- VidZone- http://farm7.staticflickr.c... SingStar - http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3...
Please guys dont bubble me down, but i dont like it. I like the old store better.
OMG why does everything have to go the Metro look Overtly sized pictures might work well with small touch screens but it just looks really ugly and takes up way too much space for a big TV screen I hate how they fill up the whole main page with ONLY pictures The "Latest PS3 games", "Top Downloaded" and "Top Rated" on the right should be text based list like the Japanese PSN. If it's like what it's shown now it's just a one more waste of step to go into that category. Ugh I hate this wasting a half page of space just to sell an advertisement like Pic 2 and 4, They basically removed the navigation menu on the left side they have now into an advertising space (as indicated in Pic 4) and you have to do one more button push to call out the Navigation bar which they have now (as indicated in Pic 2). That's why I hated the UI on Xbox, just waste of time going through these ads and scrawling through these huge pictures page after page. Anyway I just hope the end result is not as ugly and most importantly easier to navigate then what is shown now. AT LEAST make the 4th pic(game store main page) be like the Japanese store and show text list on the right instead of showing those ugly scroll of icons which accomplishes nothing.
Deserved update, current store is just ok, but this new look feels like something I want to explore
WTF do people reply to things but dont actuallt make a direct "reply" Just to get to the top of the flipping list, hoping for bubbles and likes
Yeah, looks pretty good from what I can tell. We'll have to wait and see how it performs though to be sure. :]
NOw they need to do this to the vita's version...
...and add more PS2 classics and make them playable on the PS Vita! ;) Also love the new look of the store. Hopefully it loads faster too.
I agree, I really like it. Hopefully, it does come out next Monday.
Finally, only took them 6 years.
They have redesigned the PS store, once or twice.
HTML PS STORE, Never Forget! (I still cringe)
@ no fans land Yeah I think everyone does. What were they thinking? How technology has changed though, HTML5 does amazing things. Maybe I need to learn how HTML5 works.
I know they changed it once or twice, but not very much and in my opinion it was worse. This new one looks pretty nice.
i wouldn't mind betting that this is the store front for Gaikai too.
SONY, speaking about Microsoft back in 2006. The irony of it all. The sweet sweet irony.
Let's hope that MS copy Sony and offer you online gaming for free. :)
The did at one time. Remember, there was a time Silver members played free on the original xbox and even for the first year and a half on the 360. But once they realized they had enough people dumb enough to get suckered in that all changed obviously.
It was just a gentle joke but I take your point. I don't think there's anything 'dumb' about LIVE users, I just think 360 owners accept it as the norm and don't think twice about paying... or they're ill informed (which isn't dumb because so am I on many subjects) ... and perhaps Crossgame chat IS worth that money to them... but we digress
Strategy? What in the world does the UI have to do with strategy? Strategy means things like HDMI port, 1080p and eclusive games by the bucket load and we all know how that went down.
@Ndivhu Same thing can be said about MS taking Sonys idea of having a hdmi port, 1080p support, integrated WIFI, slimline model. Every company in the same kind of market is going to use the same ideas from others. its inevitable..... Quit bragging about nothing bro....
50.00 for downloadable game a game that not yours (physically) F1 2012, ASSASSIN CREED 3
are they SERIOUS!!!!
Of course it's yours. You just can't sell it.
In Australia games cost 108 dollars. Battlefield 3 on the PSN store was originally $118 AUD and australian dollar is nearly equal to US$
People bitch about sony never updating its look. sony updates its looked (and does a pretty nice job at it from what I see) and people bitch because now it looks like something els. I mean honestly, It looks nice! stop getting upset over everything.
I think the hate comes from it looking too much like the XBL dashboard. Sony fans dont like that because they hate MS with a passion.
@dir Why does everything have to be your way?
A new store re design is new and all, but i'd prefer SCEE just to get there sh*t together more :/
Yea I agree, a new design is definitely new and all.
Sleep deprived writing lol, I mean Nice not New :D
Is it just me or is it almost a direct copy of the Xbox 360 "Metro" store design?
If you mean the fact that it's tiled, well then yes and no, because the current PSN Store is also tiled, they've just removed the borders, and changed the colour scheme.
Wow, looks like I really offended some Playstation supporters with my comment. It wasn't meant in a negative way, just pointing out that it bares more than a passing resemblance. The fonts, the design, the new unified page for each game like how the 360 has done it since release, even down to the image for the "Top Rated Games" having the covers of the games lined up slightly offset like the previous Xbox 360 UI.
The disagrees are for people disagreeing with you. You asked a question, people responded. Agrees/Disagrees don't matter much.
lol the disagrees..it has metro all over it. That was the first thing I saw. Almost looks like another one of those user Photoshop designs. And I still can't understand how the current design is confusing.
Those tiles have been there since 2006... They mainly changed the location of the navigation bar and the color scheme..
It's Just you
Looks good it does remind me of the 360 metro store/windows 8 (mainly the font) not a bad thing. I hope they sort out the search function. Massive pain using that thing
Finally has a black finish too it. I didn't like the blue background to it.
Yeah it looks god, altho it does look an awful lot like the 360, oh well they copied smash brawl from ninty so why not grab a few more things from ms
Hope it loads faster than the current one
looks like windows 8 sort of.
Gives me a slight mix of Metro/Steam vibe for some reason.. overall that isn't bad
One thing I hope it has, is a revamped download list. I want categories. Demos in one sub folder, Avatars in another, and so on. I'd be so much easier to navigate if they added that. Seeing as how I have downloaded more than a 1000 things over the years.
Yes I agree. I have well over 2000 pieces of content on my download list. I'm getting the new PS3 AC3 Bundle and it's going to be a bitch putting my city intent back on the system.
Agreed, I randomly have to re-download Georama content for WKC 2 and it is kind of a pain having to scroll and sort out what is what. Nothing neck breaking or anything, but a pain non the less.
I concur, it is a pain in the arse when your downloading previously bought content on to a new or clean wiped system! But Sony are slowly but surely adding the tweaks needed so props up to them! for example that 'select all' option for PS+ cloud saves is a godsend and something that also used to irritate! I like the new look Store too, it looks pretty 'core gamer’ to me despite all the talk of family system. Those who say it is a copy of Metro obviously never changed the view in the current store as it was also tiled, this is just a tweak on colour and framing but quite effective, I just hope it is quicker and that they have resolved the issue of content icons not loading or loading slowly!
I like what i see !
Still too expensive!! £50 for a game that's around £35 elsewhere, PLUS you can't part exchange it after playing it!! AND they need a decent show on there, Access is full of annoying dickheads trying and failing to be funny!! After u forward through all the crap it's only about 5 mins of actual game footage!!
The pricing has nothing to do with Sony, if you have a problem with the cost of Assassins Creed 3 then take it up with the publisher.
Where did I say who's fault it was? Whoever is at fault it's too expensive!!!
I wish they would make it easier to watch video game trailers. It's kind of hidden.