Submitted by TheLyonKing 1077d ago | news

The new PSN Store is up and running

After a false start and a few glitches the new look PSN Store is up and running as of now. I had a quick flick through it earlier and nothing exploded so fingers crossed. The redesign is apparently the result of “feedback and insight from the community,” according to the product development manager for Sony Network Entertainment, Elliott Dumville. (Dev, PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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xjatsx  +   1077d ago
we have to pay to watch programmes from bbc iplayer £1.80 per show.. WTF
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GamerElite  +   1077d ago
You don't say
dogoodmatters  +   1077d ago
Apparently 7 people do say.
Gillonz  +   1077d ago
if you dont live in the uk, which i'm guessing you dont since you have a pakistan flag and i watch iplayer for free on ps3. Then it's the BBC charging you to watch their shows.
Dark_Overlord  +   1077d ago
The BBC iPlayer app is still free (In the UK anyway, don't know about elsewhere), however its looks as though you can purchase digital copies of the shows you want (doesn't mention rental anywhere), its no different to what other companies are doing.

They have every episode of Red Dwarf for sale :D
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Cirran  +   1077d ago
Every episode of red dwarf...? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1077d ago
I'm confused.
I'm in the UK and I'm not being charged for BBCiplayer
Just been using it.
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WalterWJR  +   1077d ago
I am confused with all this confusion. let me clean up this situation.

**BBC iplayer is and will always be FREE**
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ElitaStorm  +   1077d ago
the problem is you cant tell if is its sarcasm

btw ps store is working perfect for me and its faster
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stage88  +   1077d ago
Iplayer have a free app don't they? Pretty sure everything on there is free and a lot is also HD.
LNDCalling  +   1077d ago
Great to hear store is finally back up and running… I like it.

Re BBC i-Player it is down to the BBC if they are charging for shows, not Sony. Whilst I don’t believe they are currently charging I understand they intend too at some point and as a longstanding license payer I’m pretty disgusted at some of the content they want to charge for.

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GreenRanger  +   1077d ago
The new PSN store is now up in Ireland, and i must say that it looks awesome.
I probably have the worst internet connection on Earth at my house but the store is running perfectly.
Well done, Sony.
I don't have any problems with the store but Sony should change the prices of the avatars.
€1.19 for an Irish flag avatar is just ridiculous, especially since the flag belongs to me, not Sony.
GribbleGrunger  +   1077d ago
Yeah, I agree, Avatars should be 50p at most.
braydox21  +   1077d ago
i here you living in the middle of queensland in the middle of no-where i get a crap connection its not so noticable in games like COD but fighting games work poorly.
abzdine  +   1077d ago
i dont like that loading time in the beginning, they made PSS as an "externel" app and not built in the xmb like the previous store was.
Also the search function is really bad.

But globally there is some improvements, but they promised improvements every week so let's see.
medziarz  +   1077d ago
Yes the made PSS into a separate webapp and it paves the way for the exact same store to be available via web browser, on Windows 8, iOS and Android
GribbleGrunger  +   1077d ago
On the money. That's exactly why they've done it, and don't forget that Gaikai is browser based too.
Shazz  +   1077d ago
loving the new store :) for anyone sayn the bbciplayer is free cant be from uk coz its far from free when u pay 147 pounds a year for a tv licence in the uk lol
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1077d ago
Haha very true.
bub16  +   1077d ago
still need to fix game add on packs. if you was a memeber of the uncharted club, you cant download hardly any skins. when you try to download the packs, it only installs the 1st one
Bowzabub  +   1077d ago
It's easiest from in game.
bub16  +   1076d ago
i had no idea you could do that lol. ill get on it. thanks
jd666  +   1077d ago
£50 for games that are £30-35 everywhere else isn't good, it isn't like you can even trade them in when you're done either!!
LNDCalling  +   1077d ago
Agreed, but it should be noted that publishers set the PSN prices, not Sony!

And in a way they pay for it, I will only buy 'normally' priced games off PSN and wouldn't dream of paying £50+ and I assume the same is true for many gamers in the UK?

The above said I still have a pretty massive DL game collection from PSN on my PS3! :)
jd666  +   1077d ago
You'd think it'd be cheaper because of them saving money on disks etc, if a download only future means game prices going back up then I'm against it!!
Jazz4108  +   1077d ago
Sony is never at fault.
calis  +   1077d ago
@ Jazz - It's a fact that publishers set the pricing.
TotalHitman  +   1077d ago
Lol, did you see 007 Legends for £60/$96? Does Activision actually think that people will pay for that?
Cam977  +   1077d ago
See how many have rated it.
andibandit  +   1077d ago
Publishers have alot of partnerships with retailers and rely primarily on retailers to sell their software.
Theres no way publishers would start to undercut the retailers by pushing them out of business, so they set the prices at a level where it wont affect the retailers.

It's not Sony's fault and No,
it isn't MS fault either.
Playstation1984  +   1077d ago
i think its slower and more complicated to use, but does look better.
b_one  +   1077d ago
look is nothing, search engine and filters are awesome.
Playstation1984  +   1077d ago
ok pro
dantesparda  +   1077d ago
i think its slower and more complicated to use, and looks worst, but that's just my opinion. So please dont bubble me down
Opiumunkey  +   1077d ago
I cant access the store via remote play on my vita anymore... this sucks, because that was pretty much the only thing that rp was good for...

hope they fix this soon....
No FanS Land  +   1077d ago
well, I can tell you the canadian (well N/A, but I'm pretty sure there's a diff between Canada and USA) store isn't updated yet.
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LNDCalling  +   1077d ago
Can't wait to get home and give the new store a test drive.

SCEE all you need to do next is fix the Download List and (for me) xmb sort/group function especially for games, why there has never been a sort by Title for games is beyond me! :/
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ginganinja  +   1077d ago
If you're looking to re-download something in particular you can just find it on the store and do it from there - the 'buy' bit is replaced with 'download'.

(and it's actually been like that for a while.)

I agree about a better sorting system for the XMB though
hkgamer  +   1077d ago
If you noticed BBC also sells DVD's, TV license doesn't pay for those DVD's so I don't see why people don't complain about not getting those for free.
Not sure what people are talking about, but isn't the iPlayer free? or have they started to charge for extra content?
Also would like to add that the channel4od app for PS3 and iPad has content missing, some shows can onl be accessed on the PC.

Anyways, TV license is a load of crap, I'd rather they have adverts and run like other TV channels, its just unfair how it works.
pugton  +   1077d ago
The UK BBC TV license is only for material broadcast through your tv set and also interactive features like BBCi. DVDs etc are not payed for out of the licensing fee so they can charge for them. BBC iPlayer should always be free to any UK license fee holder.
hkgamer  +   1077d ago
Guess i didn't think about that.

Something offtopic, I still think TV license should be scrapped.
jd666  +   1077d ago
BBC makes millions advertising 1000s of products through product placements in all of their shows yet refuses to have adverts inbetween shows!! Now u need a licence if u own a mobile smart phone and games console!! Scandalous!
DivineAssault  +   1077d ago
U guys are lucky.. The US doesnt have a release date planned yet
Omar91  +   1077d ago
Im pretty sure its scheduled to release tomorrow
realiks  +   1077d ago
I read they postponed it.
ziggurcat  +   1077d ago
nope. still the same, old store layout.

title should be edited to read that the new store up and running in X region.
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Blackcanary  +   1077d ago
its really good very easy to find what u want.
Apocwhen  +   1077d ago
It definitely looks better but there are some issues with it still that I hope get ironed out.

Some of the menus "lag" when loading content. Not very noticeable but still enough to notice it happens.

It takes a lot more steps to actually download content now. Take the free PS+ content for example. Now you have to select the item. Select Checkout. Proceed to Checkout. Confirm Checkout. Confirm Wallet funds/Purchase for a $0.00 item. Then select Download.

Previously it was just Select the item. Select Download. From there it would automatically get "purchased" and be ready to download.
dennett316  +   1077d ago
Agreed 100%, don't know why they've added so many extra steps. And the lag is definitely there as it's constantly trying to load big images on the right of the screen rather than thumbnails.
Annoying, surely improvements are supposed to streamline the process rather than make it more clunky?
thebudgetgamer  +   1077d ago
Somebody better catch it.
kma2k  +   1077d ago
any update on when this is comming state side?
Dragonuk1  +   1077d ago
well i have to say i hate it
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   1077d ago
anyone find the recommend tab ?..neither im blind in one eye and cant see out of the other, cause i can not find it in new store format ...
dennett316  +   1077d ago
I don't like the new store at all. It takes several extra button presses to be able to download anything, the design ensures that less items are shown onscreen than were before, it is clunky when scrolling down the numerous departments as it's constantly trying to load stuff on the right side of the screen.

I'll eventually get used to it, but frankly I don't think it's an improvement at all...it was much smoother and intuitive before the change. Don't know about iPlayer as I never use it...but I always thought it was free so see no reason why they'd suddenly start charging now.
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cedaridge  +   1077d ago
So when do North America get the update?
thebudgetgamer  +   1077d ago
People kept saying tommorow, not sure myself though.
sandman224  +   1077d ago
We'll probably get it last since SOE dislikes the USA.
etowntwo  +   1077d ago
What ever happened to ps HOME?
thebudgetgamer  +   1077d ago
It's still full of people playing games and interacting with each other.
InTheZoneAC  +   1077d ago
you mean full of every weirdo out there just not doing much?
Ben_Grimm  +   1077d ago
Looking good!
Skynetone  +   1077d ago
having all the game/dlc/videos/avaters in one place is a big improvement

having small writing in places and videos dont play on demand

going to have to give this one to steam, big picture mode
Cam977  +   1077d ago
It's lovely!
kasasensei  +   1077d ago
Beautiful but crashes randomly like the net browser.
Just navigate in the store and watch a lot of content, You'll have a nice crash to the XMB. :(
WitWolfy  +   1077d ago
I'll have to go and check this out.. Havent turned my PS3 on in months!

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