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Sony Says PlayStation Store is “Noticeably Perkier”, Users Say it Still Sags

The PlayStation Store has consistently been an area of complaint for consumers. It’s early iterations lacked functionality and aesthetics. Updates soon made the store more functional, but it was not pretty to look at. The most recent update turned that all around. The storefront is now pretty to look at, but the functionality, efficiency, and speed are very questionable.

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doctorstrange1184d ago

I preferred it when it was younger

Foolsjoker1184d ago

I always thought it ran better during winter..

BiggCMan1184d ago

The store was glorious right before this newest update to make it look more like Xbox Live with this stupid Metro UI. It was super fast, and looked fine to me, it was simple as hell to find everything. Now it's slow, looks like everything else with the new trend, and is difficult to find things on occasion.

zeee1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Well, I have been using PS Store since 2009 and all I can say is that Sony NEEDS to get this thing sorted. Below is my 100% honest opinion that I have derived only from my experience with the PS Store.

I was super excited about the new PS Store but when they launched it, I immediately noticed how slow and confusing it was.

The original PS Store used to fire up quickly. The new one does take some time loading.

The old one had an extremely crappy search system. The new one isn't that incredible either. This is one of the most important features and one that needs to be solved ASAP.

The old version was super quick once it fired up but the new one makes my PS3 progressively slower. To the extent that I have to wait a good 20-30 seconds just to "go back" or for the "QUIT" menu to appear. It keeps eating memory if you stay there for too long. I haven't used it for the last 20 days as I have been travelling so maybe Sony changed it during this time but I doubt that.

The new store lags when loading the next slide/area. That makes the store feel "HEAVY" and not smooth. I want to be able to move across screens quickly to get to the content that I want. Sony could also provide us with some tips instead of having us figure it out. I mean, I have no problem understanding how it works but for a new guy, it's definitely not going to be easy and there is a learning curve there.

Really SONY, why not get some professional help? How about hmmm... the giants of search - GOOGLE? And maybe while we are at it, lets get Google Chrome going on PS3 and hopefully, PS4! I can't stand this stock browser :s

joab7771184d ago

Its OK Sony...it doesn't bother me. I just stay off it.

Blackdeath_6631183d ago

the service is fine, the way it's presented will always divide people. as long as its functional it doesn't bother me either.

GribbleGrunger1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

I'd say it was slower than the old PSN but not by that much. Clearly the reason for the changes is to have compatibility with PCs and THAT change outweighs the slight slow down in my opinion. PS4 will be slick and 'instant' (it better be)

Conzul1184d ago

with a Gb dedicated to the OS, you better believe it'll be slick and fast.

HarryMasonHerpderp1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

The EU store is dreadful.
I find myself having to wait for every screen to load for about 3 minutes sometimes.
All of the contents are jumbled up everywhere, the layout is very poor. Soul Sacrifice demo was right at the bottom of the Vita demos section when it was first released and that was supposed to be a big game for the Vita, they just hide it away anyway though.

Screenshots for games are low res and even mixed up (Infamous collection has GOW3 in the screenshots) Pricing gets mixed up sometimes, the search engine is utter poop and hard to find specific items.
People have problems downloading digital games all the time (just look at the EU PS Blog).
The list goes on and on....

Thing is I put up with this crap because I'm a big Playstation fan, what about the casuals though? I doubt they're going to sit through all of this crap and Sony, developers and publishers must be losing money because of these problems.
Then there is the whole SCEE thing where games never even get released.

Terarria should of been released a month ago but due to unexplained circumstances (SCEE messing things up) we just don't have it on the EU store, much like Counterstrike and many other games people really want to purchase. Hype dies down and Sony lose money.
It's just so dumb I don't understand why they are so incompetent, what the heck is happening at SCEE?
Rant over lol

dantesparda1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

@HarryMasonHerpderp

3 minutes to load a page!? you must have something seriously wrong going on, cuz i have a 10mbps dsl connection and it takes seconds to load a page, sure it can be jerky at times and can get jerkier as you browse it more, but even then, it still just takes secs to load a page. And I have a EU account, so im able to go on the EU store and its the same thing

And to answer the title, no its not (perkier, that is), its the same to me. And what the hell are they talking about when they say it wasnt "pretty to look at, at the beginning", its looks exactly the same. And was considered pretty. Although i never thought it was that pretty.

HarryMasonHerpderp1183d ago

To be honest I have wondered if it has something to do with my PS3 but yes it does take that long sometimes. It just decides to freeze and you can't navigate at all.

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SaturnTo1184d ago

I hate the new PlayStation store design, who ever approved this store change should be fired! Sony WTF! Change it back to the way it was before, god lets add loading screens to just get into the PlayStation store! So stupid.

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TrendyGamers1184d ago

I didn't notice much difference when looking through it a couple hours back.

MariaHelFutura1184d ago

Many will come for the picture. :P

Ken221184d ago

Stop being butthurt.We're all gamers here.Life is boring if do everything by the rules.

OT:I always thought it ran smooth.

MariaHelFutura1184d ago

I swear to you.... When I saw this I thought of you. I knew you would be here.

WildArmed1184d ago

Indeed, though it also says something about gaming journalism... let's make everything into a sexual innuendo.

Seems like the author just wanted an excuse to put up the thumbnail. I didn't see any reply in the tweet sayings that it still sags.

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knifefight1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Booby is in the eye of the beholder.

...Wait I may have messed that up.

sherimae24131184d ago

mine is a little bit bigger than that.. :p
anyways i dont have a problem with psn though i admit its a bit slow but the interface is fine for me, but i like japan psn more ^_^

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