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Submitted by jwk94 1140d ago | news

Sony Takes down the New PlayStation Store

From "Well it looks like Sony’s gone back to the drawing board with the PlayStation Store. Earlier this morning, the new PlayStation Store which sports a metro design was released to the public in UK and AU territories, but now it’s been replaced by the old PlayStation Store." (PS3, Tag Invalid)

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Dante112  +   1140d ago
It was cool when I got on earlier (before everyone discovered the update). Fast, quick DLs, etc. When I got on this later again it was kinda slow (probably from a large amount of people logging on) and the search was off just a bit. Hope they sort things out by tomorrow. Loved the look of it.

Edit: When are the Americans getting the store update?
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yewles1  +   1140d ago
Oct. 23rd.
ikkokucrisis  +   1140d ago
If only rollbacks could be applied to other apps:


I'm talking about you!
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hakis86  +   1139d ago
I'm not too sure how I feel about the new PS Store.
I think it looks really nice.

First thing I tried to do was search up "netflix", which I COULDN'T do, it stopped me at NE...?
So how do I find "apps" there, or even games, without knowing exactly what it's called?

And I kind of miss being able to browse by categories...
Anyone feel the same way?
Yi-Long  +   1139d ago
I'm also not sure how I feel about it yet...
... it takes a bit of getting used to. I feel the text is a bit too big and therefor less stylish than it should be.

Also, I'm in Holland, and it annoys me endlessly that the PSN-store is only available here in Dutch.

There should just be a setting to have english menus in the Dutch PSN store.

I really REALLY hate localisation.
inveni0  +   1139d ago
I agree. The latest Hulu sucks so bad. I can't even watch through an entire show without the app constantly stopping and buffering or locking up on the menu screen altogether with the video playing in the background. And what does it tell me? "Please check your connection."

20Mbps is enough for Netflix and Amazon Instant should be enough for Hulu.

I'm THIS close to canceling my sub. Just hoping they get it sorted soon. I really sort of blame Sony (not really) for letting the app through quality control.
frankiebeans  +   1140d ago
You're wrong I definitely discovered it before you did.
jon1234  +   1140d ago
woah...!! youre so cool, you found it first! your special... :)

doogiebear  +   1140d ago
I think he was just kidding
jon1234  +   1140d ago
nah i dont think so... i think he did a subtle "first!" post
Mr_cheese  +   1139d ago
jon1234  +   1139d ago
Oh thank you :)
ftwrthtx  +   1140d ago
It's still up in Australia
Neko_Mega  +   1140d ago
At best, I bet they are working out some bugs or problems. I just hope the download list is more easy to find the games and stuff I want.

Like if a game I have has add ons that I downloaded, they should be in one folder with the name of the game.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1140d ago
Why take the store down for 24 hours and then not test to see if the store actually works before releasing it again?
Sometimes Sony really screw things up for themselves.
isarai  +   1140d ago
No matter how much you test, things are not always certain. As someone who is just learning programming i completely understand why things like this happen when releasing things on a large scale, especially one network dependent.
hkgamer  +   1140d ago
Quite hard to decipher what you are saying so I am presuming you are saying:
1. Sony should take down the store for 24 hours and run test to see the problem and then release it again.

2. Why hasn't Sony tested it for bugs before releasing it on the store for less then 24 hours and then taking it off again.

If you are saying 1. then yeah I agree, but I think they will set another proper date for the new look to go back up again.

if you are saying 2. then I'm pretty sure Sony has tested the fuck out of it, maybe they just messed up big time by releasing an older buggier version.

If none then just ignore my post.
Karum  +   1139d ago
What he's saying i that no matter how much you test new software you can't catch every little bug or issue and it's only when it hits "mass market" that problems are found and that this is especially true with a networked product or networked software as it's impossible to internally test a networked product on the same scale as it being available to the entire userbase.

The same thing applies to updates for Windows or OSX and even apps you use on your smartphone or tablet etc.
violents  +   1139d ago
You can test all day long but that will never give you the same results as real world testing. Think of it this way, you can figure it out on paper and design it according to how it "should" work. You move to a testing stage and you get say one region working on it and you have say 400,000 people on the network now and you see proplems develop that you cant account for in closed system test and design stages. You take it back down make some tweaks and re release to test how the networks handle with large scale audience again. Its just the way you have to do it. No amount of testing will show you every single problem that millions of people accessing the same space is going to cause.
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danimitsu  +   1139d ago
I'm totally not saying this in a disrespectful way, so with all due respect, it would be a good idea to gain broader knowledge as to how modern technology works and functions. A basic understanding of programming and quality assurance can give people a better perspective and understanding for this kind of stuff. Basically, it's a long, long, never ending process. It's more than just "testing for bugs" ... plus sometimes there are issues that can only be observed and researched in large scale tests, such as open-betas, but this is a network store update, not a game. A "beta" of a store seems somewhat unethical or would be seen, in a professional light, as being a cop out. Then again, how long was PS Home in beta? heh
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1139d ago
I understand a few bugs but people couldn't add funds to their account and the store wasn't recognising PS+ members, then you have the crashes and slow loading on top of that.
You would think that they tested for these things BEFORE launching it to the public.
Karum  +   1139d ago
So you think they didn't test the ability to ad funds to your wallet?

Read the posts made above yours, it can perhaps give you a bit of an understanding as to how this stuff works.

For instance the whole thing relies on 2 things, software and the network. The software portion of adding funds to a wallet may well work ok but when you release this to millions of users, something that isn't up to scratch which simply can't be identified in closed testing has a knock on effect to the system that handles wallet funding and transactions in general.

It doesn't mean that feature wasn't tested.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1140d ago
Probably working out the kinks. Itll be up and about again in no time.
linkenski  +   1140d ago
It looked nice, but it was very slow, and bothersome.
Drainage  +   1140d ago
good riddence , hopefully they address the criticism
isarai  +   1140d ago
LOL everyone seemed to be loving it
Drainage  +   1140d ago
lmao maybe everyone on the PLAYSTATION BLOG
isarai  +   1140d ago
I don't even visit that site besides looking at stor updates. I was talking people who got to preview it early like Hip Hop Gamer, Gamespot, and IGN. not to mention feedback from actual users
KUV1977  +   1140d ago
Not even people on the Blog loved it. There are a gazillion comments about people who hate the new store. Besides the better optics the new store is a major step backwards.
KwietStorm  +   1140d ago
lmao people on the playstation blog

As opposed to what? Xbox world?
BABYLEG  +   1139d ago
Xbox new update works fine.
GenericNameHere  +   1140d ago
I hate the US PS Blog. There's so many freaking whiny people there.
And what criticism? I think it looks good.
MasterCornholio  +   1140d ago
The podcast or the posters?

I actually enjoy the podcast because they release updates on the store plus they always have interesting developer interviews. Whats annoying are the comments because those people will always find something to whine about which is why i never bother going to the site unless its a list of games from the store or something similar.
slaton24  +   1139d ago
i saw pics and im from the US and i like the way it looks
isarai  +   1140d ago
Hope this doesn't effect the US release date.
Trenta27  +   1140d ago
Exactly why they released it other places first. They didn't want to piss off the US XD
Grenade  +   1139d ago
If they did, the crying would never stop.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1140d ago
So the new metro design PSN store was just for looks then, therefor have to revert back to the one that works.

Hope Sony can get it fixed soon.
KUV1977  +   1140d ago
Totally true despite all your disagrees!
isarai  +   1139d ago
actually it's not true at all, there's shitloads more functionality and better flowing navigation than the current store
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1139d ago
I don't understand the disagrees myself. The new one had problems therefor Sony had to revert back to the old one since that one works

Sony's fixing the new store right now I'm not trolling just read the article it says it right there unless people are just upset of this news then, I can understand the disagrees.

I'm sorry the new store is not up and running.
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PhillipSantanaMusic  +   1140d ago
Its simple bugs and the idiots talking about sony not testing or what have you, the region by region IS THE FUCKING TEST!! Read Eu blog, dude said itll be slow untill all regions are up and running.

Ppl need to really read!
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ISNeko  +   1140d ago
I guess we'll have to wait longer to see, (puts on sunglasses) what's in Store.
TheNocturnus  +   1139d ago
That's some good stuff right there.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1140d ago
I signed onto my UK account earlier to try it out. It was fine for me. I loved it!
dontbhatin  +   1140d ago
Just made a AUS account and i liked how its layed out. just need to get used to it is all. it seemed to run as good as the current store does. but now since my system has the new one installed, my main US account store is acting up lol.
CRASHBASHUK  +   1140d ago
soon see if it goes back on today
LNDCalling  +   1140d ago
Hope it's back up today, I didn’t get to try it yesterday before it reverted back to the old store (UK), and I was quite looking forawrd to it, I was even prepared for it to be slow to begin with too.

A lot of people moaning about nothing IMO, people should give it a chance to be up and running properly before they start moaning. The idea is that this store will evolve more too so make comments constructive.

I hope they've taken it down to fix the DL list as in the official promo for the new store Sony said they were looking to fix it. If they do it will prove they are listening and that the store will evolve as they said it would.
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djhsecondnature  +   1139d ago
Except it wasn't... it was there are 8pm last night. They simply limited the access to it as people were complaining about load times. All seems to be smooth now.
PSWarlord  +   1139d ago
I saw a review of the new redesign on CVG and it does look sharp but its seems it has taken a step back in terms off simplicity. It took roughly 30 seconds to startup (which im sure will be quickened in a update soon)!But the steps to download an item has gone from 2 steps to 6.
I like the look, it looks upto date and easy on the eyes but the excitement wont last long. At the end off the day I want to be able to go into the store download what I want and be out within a minute or so.
Why not dedicate a button to cut all the steps out of downloading process (maybe automatic payments) or one button press to send items to your basket.
GraveLord  +   1139d ago
The 30 second load time was due to the it being within the first hours of launch. Go on it now and you'll see its much, much faster than the old one.
Cirran  +   1139d ago
How does one go on the new store? or is it still down?
PSWarlord  +   1139d ago
Cheers good to know!I havent tried myself as it not out in uk yet, was just speculating from what i've seen!
1upgamer99  +   1139d ago
Cool, perhaps they will open a Nintendo store....
Cam977  +   1139d ago
Please answer, is this out in the UK yet?
stage88  +   1139d ago
Not yet but will be announced on @PlaystationEU
Cam977  +   1139d ago
alb1899  +   1139d ago
I'm playing tekken Tag 2 on line and i tell you i prefeer to pay Xbox life that keep pretending that i like this station network is realy bad!
I know is not the subject but quería desahogarme.
lfclee  +   1139d ago
Another mess sony, can't they get anything right.
SAE  +   1134d ago
If it will stay that slow then they must remove it ...

It looks great though , it just need to be less complicated and faster , why dont they just put these sections to make i easier instead of all that stuff in first screen , the demos and stuff like that will be in each section so you get what you want faster for each platform without feeling weird using the store , im lost when i use it the way it is now..

Latest(for all sections but still put it in each of them)
Ps vita
Others (Movies and stuff like that)

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