Eurogamer is carrying some new images of the PSN Store redesign, slated for April. It all looks very sleek and lovely, so soon you will have a nice new interface to use when popping in to check the latest offerings every Thursday.
Looks great. Have to see it running to form a strong opinion but it definitely looks better than the old one
Sucks about the no new updates for two weeks but the new design is should be TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT....Looks so good.
totally but it seems to be a webinterface still :(
But then again, most Europeans will not even notice the difference since they get shafted in updates almost all the time..:(
But have to see it running.
Doesn't look like a web interface to me. Looks like you select from that list like a menu - look at the bar at the bottom saying O exit X enter. Looking very good but sucks to have no updates for 2 weeks. I hope this doesn't become the norm, "Hey! So we only have an update every 3 weeks but look how great they are!".
For those talking about web interface still be used, I pretty sure it isn't look at screens and how some of the functionality has changed. First thing that pops out is the use of the select button, the select button has always been tied to the PS3 interface system.
No updates for 2 weeks means a great BIG update for the launch. They have to have new content to launch a new store!
okok your right it DOES look like a seperat prog running and not beeing webbased
That looks really good actually - I'm impressed. I hope that they've accumulated some sweet content for the PSN store re-launch.
Looks good, it is meant to be not web based although it looks a little like a website. It looks like when you choose something from the list, it'll zoom in and show the next menu (atleast it should do that).
@Ghoul it has been confirmed that the new psn store is SOFTWARE BASED!!!!!!! YEAHH that news made my day! Itll be as smooth and sexy as the XMB for example........hot dayummm!
Why does the US store have a different side bar to the EU store?
Sony Soldiers- King Kaz has listened to your complaints about the Store and has decided to improve it! Now bow to your King! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
He posts in open zone and always in good humor, so stop the hate. Even the green sour power grapes have to think some of his sh!t is funny.
I'd rather read King Kaz's comments than those BORING xBot Lemmings comments ANYDAY!!! Nice one Kaz;) It looks good! ;-P I knew you would make my Baby;)PS3 better and better! Keep up the good work!;)
ya i agree, 360 rabbid users took all our king's bubbles!!!
demolition. i gave you a bubble just for your avatar.. lol, funny azz pic man
I'm sure the two weeks of no updates won't bother us Europeans much seeing that we usually get sweet FA anyway. The new store does looks better than the current one but it wouldn't surprise me if it becomes delayed. :/
I love Sony's new direction of style on the interface. Just like the XMB, so simple and classy. It has the luxury look and feel.
it does look good! alot better than the old one!
I wonder what the surprize update is going to be? They said there will be a surprize update once it goes live, maybe Home Beta? I just hope this store works better then it looks, from them pics it looks a little bland but that's just a sample of it I guess.
If you remember from the rumored leaked PS Store schedule, there was a Resistance 2 trailer scheduled for April 15 so it might be one of those surprises.
i dont think a trailer qualifies as a BIG surprise...im rooting for a GTA IV demo...i know...i know...im just saying it would be nice
Nice, I'll appreciate looking at something new for those 10 minutes, once a week :)
nice layout,... much better than the first one, but i know sony could do much better than that more slick and smooth anyways they did a nice layout.
wow looks very nice. im impressed.
sweeeeeet,but i'm still Homeless,GIMME HOME SONY lol
Looks better IMO. Now if they can just pack it full of new content.
This is the most striking comment. Sony are saying that they delivered the new look because of a massive survey taken from PAL region PlayStation 3 users. Which means that Sony is finally beginning to listen to one of it's biggest and most loyal markets - the EU. Now if Sony could just get around to giving us a timetable for in-game XMB and PS Home everything will be dandy! http://www.playthree.net/20...
WHY is it that every European Playstation gamer cries on and on about how Sony never give them any attention?Sheeeesh,you guys get the console a few months later and we never hear the end of it.. IF a game is being developed by an American company,doesn't it only make sense to have the game release first in America???do you hear us cry and moan when a game releases first in japan? Wow,you guyz are getting Playstation TV before us,OMG HOW COULD SONY EEVAAAR DO THIS TO US!??!!?!!?(excuse the pun) Aren't we ALL waiting for playstation home and in game xmb?? SO WHAT if theres a playstation blog in america,whoop dee doo I never even visit the blog unless theres a major update. Uncharted demo didn't work on your PAL system?I wonder why,since the demo was only meant for the American psn store and was coded for NTSC machines and all.. So with all of this said ^,whats the conclusion?if you think Sony ignore you,then don't bother with Sony.Let us,the ones that comprehend terms such as regional marketing and sales,regional demand and supply,regional language and cultural trends,let us,enjoy the Playstation brand.
the only thing they really need to do is make it an actual program, not a damn webpage.
If they were to change just one thing, I would hope that they just make it faster at loading up each page. It reloads all the images each time you click on a link and takes ages.
Agree, I'd take performance over visual's. I spend very little time looking at it, the quicker i could "jump" on and off the better.
I don't like the left sided panel with the text, it's too vague. Where is the Demos tab? But other than that, it looks cool. It'll have to be redesigned again once they add Music and Movies/TV shows into that though
Those aren't the real tabs. Go to blog.us.playstation.com and you'll see the real screen which has a demos tab.
it looks like they dropped html encoding (aka webpage) "The new look PS Store is based on the SingStar SingStore game for PlayStation 3 which allows you to pick and choose songs you want to download. It seems that Sony have dropped the HTML coding in an effort to streamline the whole browsing process. This should also mean that users will be able to preview gameplay/movie videos before choosing to commit to downloading them. The new look is considerably cleaner and should also make it far easier to navigate."
Its better then b4 yet...when its up i will fully judge it...and how am I to buy Gt
I think the resistance 2 trailer will be on there when the store comes back online
I will have to navigate thru it awhile to see if I like it but the fact that all genre of game can be seen on the first page is great.
This/; http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... ?
sum guy posted a fake version of a revamped playstation store, this new playstation store looks pretty much like dat and i like it because its slick
aint that fancy. i wonder what other goodies the revamp will bring
Hmmmmm, The Main page looks familiar, lol. If you can't beat em' join em! I love it. Will make using both console stores a similar experience.
it looks more like Singstar rather than xbox live
strangely similar to singstar menus ;)
That's because I think the SCEE team behind Singstar did the new store layout.
Yeah, that was the idea.
Looks good, more organized and less like a web-page. I hope the actually interface flows better.
but it kinda reminds me of XBL. the reflective surfacing is a nice touch though.. hope they new content update they are talking about is worth the wait...
this better not be an april fools thing...
i think the suprise will be the r2 trailer + a back catalogue of old ps games.
Now that looks classy, and more in line with Sony's style. The original PS Store looks like something from the PS2 days, so this is definitely going to be a sweet update. Does Microsoft have any plans to improve their layout as well?
They already did somewhat with the Fall/Winter update. There's now a horizontal bar across the top that holds main categories that you can shift through. Outside of that I don't think they'll do anything else, since it's integrated into the blades.
Microsoft doesn't need to change or improve anything with their market place blade, it already runs smooth as it is and everything is perfectly layout and easy for anyone to find anything. not to hate or anything as i do love sony, but this design looks good. but to me it feels like it will still have load times, im not sure if the load times will be noticeable but it will. but.... if sony were to be going in a different direction and say have the store as part of the O.S completely as oppose to say another application running separate, tha your store would look and should function like this http://www.ps3forums.com/sh... one right here. now that right there would be more of a rebuild and not a redesign. sorry for the rant but i just have to express myself a bit about this, oh and the surprise everyone is talking about here is an OPEN HOME BETA, and ofcourse a royal flush of psone titles from japan that didn't make it stateside before are coming. also you might see a trailer of resistance 2 in action, and maybe...KZ2 as well. however i do like this look better than the old thats for sure, but its not what i was expecting nor wanted really. but better this than nothing i suppose. in the end Sony should had a (Enter your playstation store Design contest)this is something similar to what they did with that game folklore and let people enter their own designs, and than have the community vote on these user submitted designs and from there simply make a conscious decision to get working on the winning design. and ofcourse if that were to be the case than im pretty sure this http://www.ps3forums.com/sh... design would have been in production as we speak.
Oh glorious day! With the removal of the cursor (the hand and arrow) it actually looks like its all pointing to a non-internet site interface. I. Freaking. Love it. Thank god we are finally getting this. Hopefully we will be getting some great content along with the new store revamp. I'm not going to hold my breath for HOME but it would be nice. As for Echochrome coming out for it....ehh....doubt it. I read a news story yesterday that said the official release was set for may for both the download and the PSP version.
I like that they have left a nice gap around the edge, I guess that will serve to make the entire screen visible to those poor souls who are only rocking SD TVs because its dire now for those folks.
One criticism i have is that it doesn't show what page you on. Demos? PSP Games?
lookin' mighty sexy. singstore style
The reason why we Europeans moan alot is because alot of companies treat us like crap. Sony release the PS3 later, they charge us more for the PS3 compared the the Japanese and the USA, we get alot of games later than you lot and get get charged more, how about you Americans and Japanese stop complaining about alot of stuff. /rant God it just p!sses me off like nothing else when we get treated like crap. Anyways, the store is looking amazing and I can't wait for its release, it looks so much better than the one we have now.
The product has to be localized to each country, not an easy task, they have to pass safety inspections and so on... The MSRP is the same, your taxes and protective tariffs are quite higher, blame your government.
lol!!! the way you said that, made me laugh, that comment made you sound like you had a British accent. ^^ lovely stuff and i agree with every word
This looks tons better. This is supposed to live natively on the PS3 meaning much faster browsing of the store. The link below is proof just in you don't believe, many people spew nonsense as fact. http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
interface; Sony you makes me proud to be a gamer I'm so impressed.
my favorite part is "we recommend"... LMAO...I wonder what THAT'LL be, prolly the low selling games. Otherwise looks like a good direction with the section for "family games", reaching other markets.
and thats why the COD4 maps will be released two weeks and a half after the 360 version, so IW isnt a single console fanboy! :D
WOw this is as sexy as Jessica Alba...
The need a search capability. Add that and it looks good to me.
"Out of all the excitement I forgot to ask one very important question. Is the new store still a web page or is it going to be installed somewhere in the PS3’s system? Noel Silvia replied on March 31, 2008 at 10:04 am The new Store will no longer be browser based in the same way the current Store is, making things A LOT faster and smoother; hence the required firmware update. On the back end, this switch in systems means having to port all of the current code over to the new Store, and, since the new Store is less “texty” and more “visual”, it also means having to create a whole bunch of new art assets just for this Store. We appreciate everyone understanding that these things take time, and appreciate everyone’s patience. We’re just as excited about the new Store as you are! Hope this helped to answer your question!" from Sony's Blog Great news that it's not Browser based anymore. I think it looks great.