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Submitted by jmobley 935d ago | news

Sony chats up future of Music Unlimited, PlayStation Store

At CES 2013, Sony Network Entertainment COO Shawn Layden talks Music Unlimited and the PlayStation Store with CNET contributor Christopher MacManus. Discusses desires to advance music store capabilities and the creation of a North America PSN store via your Web browser. (PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

Nitrowolf2  +   935d ago
probably end up using this more than the actual PS store to buy stuff. Wish it had auto queue downloading though
nunley33  +   935d ago
Sony Network Entertainment COO Shawn Layden said "Eventually, the Web store will allow users to buy a game on the browser and have that content automatically downloaded on the PlayStation 3." For now auto downloads is playstation plus only feature but maybe PS4 will have it as standard. The next system and itteration of PSN will have this built in from the start, built and around always better than tacked on. I would also like a music unlimited boombox for Home.
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Snookies12  +   935d ago
Sony... For the love of god... FIX YOUR PS STORE! It's horrible, much worse than the old one.
remanutd55  +   935d ago
I have to agree with you, I dont like the new psn store one bit, the other day I was looking for psmove games and I could not find one.
abzdine  +   935d ago
same for me i remember in the last week before they changed the design it was possible to preorder Sports Champions 2 with the free DLC but no way i could find it when the new version came out.
Seraphemz  +   935d ago
I agree as well. I really dont like the new one. Some things are good, but most of sucks. And at least for me, takes a longer to open up.
BitbyDeath  +   935d ago
Australia store works well.
Faster and doesn't break unlike the previous one.
kaozgamer  +   935d ago
yeah i agree. its more fast and smooth. dunno whats wrong with the stores in the other regions
nvm1987  +   934d ago
ive got an aus account and a us and the aus store is definitely layed out with a better menu on the side. much easier to follow. us store should follow suit.
Cam977  +   935d ago
I too agree, I rarely use it now; all I do is visit the blog for updates. It really needs to go!
a_bro  +   935d ago
as i said before, this store should of been pushed for next gen. its better to have stuff like this built in to the system.

besides, this thing is way too slow...

hopefully they prove me wrong by fixing it.
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M-M  +   935d ago
The old one was perfect, don't know why they changed it. All I had to do was click PS store, download what I'm looking for then done. Now I have to open an app, and that's as far as I'm going lol.
Murad  +   935d ago
I'm not entirely sure what the difference is. However, I must say that having to update my store account upon entry is very irritating, hopefully this will solve the problem.
360ICE  +   935d ago
I actually kind of like the new PS Store, but the Android Music Unlimited App is awful! I do save a lot of money on the Music Unlimted PS Plus offer, but fix your product! And a little bigger selection wouldn't hurt either.
Silly gameAr  +   935d ago
I actually like the new store. Shocker!
hawkeyejonjon  +   935d ago
I like it too
memots  +   935d ago
I like it when it runs smooth.

Lately its been very very laggy and its make's the experience a pain in the ass.
abzdine  +   935d ago
"Layden emphasized that the recent PlayStation Store redesign led to double-digit growth in the U.S. and Europe, and users were spending more time browsing there, as well"

Man Layden is full of shit!! I drastically decreased the time spent on the Store cause the new design is maybe nice to look at but it works so bad, so slow and too hard for me to find what i want. And clicking 20 times to DL a damn demo i understand why he says people spend more time on the store -_-
Hicken  +   935d ago
And you definitely represent the majority.

Oh, wait..
Y_5150  +   935d ago
I hate the new store mainly cause it's slower than the old.
Canary  +   935d ago
No competent journalist, or halfway decent pretend-journalist, would have let an interview like that slip without bringing that up. I mean, hell, he goes so far as to say:

"Layden emphasized that the recent PlayStation Store redesign led to double-digit growth in the U.S. and Europe, and users were spending more time browsing there, as well. He agreed that the previous design, which remained in place for nearly six years, was a frustration due to its lack of change."

We're spending more time browsing because it takes 72 seconds (yes, I timed it) to load up each page!
TongkatAli  +   935d ago
Vita store design layout is perfect Sony better not F it up.
Playstation4LyFe  +   934d ago
BRING BACK THE OLD STORE! IT WAS PERFECT!
BuffMordecai  +   934d ago
The dumbest thing about this store is that you can't search for things alphabetically within each letter, instead you have all these categories that may or may not have what you are looking for or have a huge list of everything jumbled together. Its a complete clusterfuck. I wouldn't doubt it if this new store is hindering potential sales due to its clunkiness.
kanedaakira  +   934d ago
"Layden emphasized that the recent PlayStation Store redesign led to double-digit growth in the U.S. and Europe, and users were spending more time browsing there, as well"

Users are spending more time browsing because the store is so much slower and harder to navigate. It takes 3 times longer to find what you are looking for.
deceptiGOD  +   934d ago
Where are the Japanese releases in the new store?
I loved the old store and the Japanese PS classics you could by. I can not find it in the new one. I know some of the classics are there but I couldnt find Sonic WIngs and others.

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