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Sony Reveals New PlayStation Store

"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." (PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Sony)

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KingOptimusOrigin111  +   1216d ago
OMG, it looks awesome can't wait.
sikbeta  +   1216d ago
Hello there Metro ;)
Shikoro  +   1216d ago
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...
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miyamoto  +   1216d ago
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?
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SandWitch  +   1216d ago
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.
MikeMyers  +   1216d ago
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.
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Sarcasm  +   1216d ago
As long as they don't have McDonald's ads plastered all over the place, I'd be happy with this change.
nukeitall  +   1216d ago
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.
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Razmossis  +   1216d ago
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.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1216d ago
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.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1216d ago
Metro? BS. That isn't metro. Look at the ACTUAL navigation and not just the picture put into the upper-right for hits.

But I don't expect 360 trolls to be versed in PSN. They've only had tiles alongside the main menu for FREAKING YEARS.
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guitarded77  +   1216d ago
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.
hkgamer  +   1216d ago
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.
raytraceme  +   1216d ago
Ehh it fells more like sony's android ui if anything. But the new store looks great!!!
darthv72  +   1216d ago
so it is still unlikely
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 get the idea.
Gamer1982  +   1216d ago
Metro is a copy of Android store so.. Each to his own.
BitbyDeath  +   1216d ago
Doesn't look that different from VidZone or SingStar if you ask me-



SingStar -
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dantesparda  +   1216d ago
Please guys dont bubble me down, but i dont like it. I like the old store better.
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Dir_en_grey  +   1216d ago
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.
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Kevin ButIer  +   1215d ago
Deserved update, current store is just ok, but this new look feels like something I want to explore
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Beastforlifenoob  +   1215d ago
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
Snookies12  +   1216d ago
Yeah, looks pretty good from what I can tell. We'll have to wait and see how it performs though to be sure. :]
Muffins1223  +   1216d ago
NOw they need to do this to the vita's version...
hot4play  +   1216d ago
...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.
Outsider-G  +   1216d ago
I agree, I really like it. Hopefully, it does come out next Monday.
FragMnTagM  +   1216d ago
Finally, only took them 6 years.
MariaHelFutura  +   1216d ago
They have redesigned the PS store, once or twice.
No FanS Land  +   1216d ago
HTML PS STORE, Never Forget! (I still cringe)
hkgamer  +   1216d ago
@ 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.
FragMnTagM  +   1216d ago
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.
StraightPath   1216d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(8)
GribbleGrunger  +   1216d ago
i wouldn't mind betting that this is the store front for Gaikai too.
Blankman85  +   1216d ago
"I wish they'd come up with strategies of their own."
SONY, speaking about Microsoft back in 2006. The irony of it all. The sweet sweet irony.
GribbleGrunger  +   1216d ago
Let's hope that MS copy Sony and offer you online gaming for free. :)
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lodossrage  +   1216d ago
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.
GribbleGrunger  +   1216d ago
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
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insomnium2  +   1216d ago
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.
dontbhatin  +   1216d ago

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....
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morkendo23  +   1216d ago
50.00 for downloadable game a game that not yours (physically) F1 2012, ASSASSIN CREED 3
are they SERIOUS!!!!
Ju  +   1215d ago
Of course it's yours. You just can't sell it.
Beastforlifenoob  +   1215d ago
In Australia games cost 108 dollars. Battlefield 3 on the PSN store was originally $118 AUD and australian dollar is nearly equal to US$
xtremeimport  +   1216d ago
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.
Knight_Crawler  +   1215d ago
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.
Beastforlifenoob  +   1215d ago
@dir Why does everything have to be your way?
Dark_Overlord  +   1216d ago
A new store re design is new and all, but i'd prefer SCEE just to get there sh*t together more :/
KwietStorm  +   1216d ago
Yea I agree, a new design is definitely new and all.
Dark_Overlord  +   1215d ago
Sleep deprived writing lol, I mean Nice not New :D
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WiiLovePS360  +   1216d ago
Is it just me or is it almost a direct copy of the Xbox 360 "Metro" store design?
gaffyh  +   1216d ago
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.
WiiLovePS360  +   1216d ago
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.
HammadTheBeast  +   1216d ago
The disagrees are for people disagreeing with you. You asked a question, people responded. Agrees/Disagrees don't matter much.
KwietStorm  +   1216d ago
lol the 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.
sjaakiejj  +   1216d ago
Those tiles have been there since 2006...

They mainly changed the location of the navigation bar and the color scheme..
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Beastforlifenoob  +   1215d ago
It's Just you
iamnsuperman  +   1216d ago
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
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JAMurida  +   1216d ago
Finally has a black finish too it. I didn't like the blue background to it.
andibandit  +   1216d ago
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
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EliteDave93  +   1216d ago
BitbyDeath  +   1216d ago
Hope it loads faster than the current one
RivetCityGhoul  +   1216d ago
looks like windows 8 sort of.
Sarobi  +   1216d ago
Gives me a slight mix of Metro/Steam vibe for some reason.. overall that isn't bad
CandyCaptain  +   1216d ago
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.
JoGam  +   1216d ago
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.
JAMurida  +   1216d ago
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.
LNDCalling  +   1216d ago
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!
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shivvy24  +   1216d ago
I like what i see !
Xwow2008  +   1216d ago
true :)
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jd666  +   1216d ago
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!!
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mushroomwig  +   1216d ago
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.
jd666  +   1216d ago
Where did I say who's fault it was? Whoever is at fault it's too expensive!!!
vikingland1  +   1216d ago
I wish they would make it easier to watch video game trailers. It's kind of hidden.
jd666  +   1216d ago
They only add around 5 trailers a week that you've probably already seen on youtube
LNDCalling  +   1216d ago
Same here but whilst the videos load fine for me the audio is sslllowww (deep), not sure if that is just me though and I need to tweak my audio settings but everything else seems to play and stream fine on it.

Trailers are also fine once downloaded and played, I would suspect my internet connection is slow but it looks fine on PS3 when I check - 9Mb+! :/
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bask_in_glory  +   1216d ago
Looking great. Was beginning to get bored of the old design.
profgerbik  +   1216d ago
Somehow this reminds me of Hulu. Hopefully the functionality is not lost in the same way Hulu has about lost all of theirs just for a better look.

I still just want Ecolibrium to hit U.S. already..
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Christopher  +   1216d ago
Hulu was updated with some funding from Microsoft to use the Metro UI concept. I completely agree with you, but for some reason everyone is moving towards this type of design as tablet devices take off. I don't understand why people don't want to use multiple UI concepts, one that's best for tablet, one better for KB&M, and one better for control navigation.
JAM_brz  +   1216d ago
The pause between the screens really bothers me.
callahan09  +   1216d ago
I always preferred the visual design and layout of the PSN store to the Xbox Live dashboard/marketplace. But, the PSN store's main fault for me was the loading times: it could take downright forever for things to load. Xbox Live marketplace loads way faster. I don't care for re-designing it to look like Xbox Live marketplace, but if it speeds the interface up, then I'll take it.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1216d ago
Looks good.
Hopefully you can sort your download list out.
EffectO  +   1216d ago
Looks like 360 dash.
abzdine  +   1216d ago
yesterday i was on store to DL the PS+ stuff and i was like WTF is this thing ? many files with the same name(PS3 PS3 PS3 PS3), some empty lines..

This is much more elegant i cant wait for it, really !

The PS+ section, Avatars, Demos all needed a serious rethinking and clean up because it is not possible to deal with. Last time it took me a long time to find Jet Set Radio PS+
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LNDCalling  +   1216d ago
I was also on their yesterday but thought it looked a bit better and better organised than it has done in the past, especially as far as PS+ content was concerned. (EU-UK PSN)

I managed to max out my basket pretty quick with free (PS+) content without the usual hassle I have in finding stuff.

Though it does need a re-fresh and this looks pretty darn good.
baodeus  +   1216d ago
What they need is to have everything link together. Example, if I click on a game in the demo section for example, everything relate to that game also present (ddlc, contents, the full game, info, pictures, etc...). jumping from one panel to another just to get all the info u need is not efficient.

Another thing is to have psn and xmb as one rather then separate so people can do everything directly from the xmb, instead of keep logging in and out just to do something, like going into Netflix for example. I have to sign in to access Netflix, look at the saved login & password panel to confirm? Then click "back" icon to get out of that screen then Netflix would show up.

Sony needs to eliminate these nuiances and inefficiencies.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1216d ago
This look amazing
PhunnyJesta  +   1216d ago
Not sure if I am the only one but I like simple and plain interfaces better. I find it annoying trying to navigate through menus on the 360 for this reason. What I loved about XMB was how simple and easy it was to navigate through menus, if you needed something you know exactly where to look.
Silly gameAr  +   1216d ago
I like the look. Just hope it's not cluttered and confusing.
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sdplisken  +   1216d ago
wow looks much better and hopefully faster!
MasterCornholio  +   1216d ago
The PSN store is going to get better.

Anyone have a problem with that?
Summons75  +   1216d ago
nope the only problem I have with the psn store and it won't change is that they don't have a demo for ALL the arcade games. There is no excuse for it, Xbox has a demo for every arcade game, a trailer and screenshots. Why is it so difficult for Sony to do the same thing?

On topic: Really like the new design of the psn store, take a little to get use too but it definitely is a nice change.
Knight_Crawler  +   1215d ago
NO but can you remind us again why you no longer own a 360...I would like to hear it for the 1 millionth time : )
Xof  +   1215d ago
I do. I define quality in terms of content, not aesthetics.

Yes, it will look pretty, but I won't count the PSN store as being any better than it is until Sony starts adding more PS1 classics, a LOT more PS2 classics, and more reasonable pricing for digital titles--sales, price drops, cross-buy offers, etc.
solidt12  +   1216d ago
It looks alot better.
PhoenixRising37  +   1216d ago
finally. after 6 years.
GraveLord  +   1216d ago
Nope. This is actually the 3rd PSN Store revision.
The one you see on your PS3 now is the 2nd.

OT: This new redesign is overdue and would have been perfect for the Super Slim launch. Hopefully it comes out soon. The main thing I want is speed improvements and better filtering options and search options. Please.
PhoenixRising37  +   1216d ago
ah, i see. new changes will be nice for sure.
one2thr  +   1216d ago
Sad that not once, have anyone mentioned that Sony could have been following the design of there Smart Tv gui's, but went straight to saying it looks like or copied something from their competitors.

Tsk, tsk, tsk, time to get outside of that box folks.
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Aceman18  +   1216d ago
yea you're right i just read the article about the new tv interface, and the new store interface looks 100% like that.

what do you expect from hating fanboys who just want to bash Sony for any reason they can. if Sony donated 250 million dollars to a relief fund of some kind people would still b*tch about that not being enough lol.

these are the people we should just ignore as they don't bring nothing productive to these comment sections.
josephayal  +   1216d ago
beautiful Gorgeous
Sniperwithacause  +   1216d ago
Its looking pretty good. With everyone comparing it to the Xbox I wouldn't know as I don't have one, but since I only go onto the store once a week it will do just fine.
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