Sony needs to follow in Microsoft’s footsteps.
I don't really have a problem with the store. The only problem if any is that it can be slow at times but thats probably more down to my connection.
I would be very happy if PSN Store was integrated into XMB itself instead of being a separate application. That would make XMB much more appealing and store much more accessible. The store itself is a mess, content is poorly classified and you have to go through endless menus to get somewhere. And yes, sometimes the store is very slow, usually after selecting download in background option - which should be a default setting instead of separate option (who wants to wait utill few gigabytes of some demo downloads?), and then trying to go back to previous section of store. Don't worry, it's not your internet connection, I have 20Mbps and it's the same for me.
It's already 2012 and it has the same feel that it had when it launch. Just that they only added extra colums -_- Everything feels the same I really want a newer UI. Loved how they used the UI on the Vita. It really looks enjoyable to use and to look at.
There is no need of a redesign. Its perfect from PSP!
I personally think the store doesn't need a visual redesign as it is quite easy to navigate. One area that needs a revamp that was mentioned in the article is the search. It isn't great.I searched for Payday yesterday and the top results were trailers then it was the game but after it was completely unrelated stuff. The list view is also a pain for navigating the search results. If it went to the tradition grid format sorted by game, trailer..... edit: I am not sure what is wrong with text based headings. Problem with graphics is the new user will find it almost impossible to understand what means what. How is the word "Latest" or "PS3 Games" not a easier way (especially for new users) that an image of a PS3 or a calendar for latest.
I agree they should also have a search function for your downloaded games, i have downloaded over 600 plus items (games, movies, Demos) and sometimes i delete games to clear space on my HDD but its such a pain to find what you have downloaded. The only two options is to scroll your download list or search for the item in the store
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I don't think it needs a design - I'm still impressed with its ability to detect previous purchases! (such as know you have previously redeemed Blacks Ops [email protected] maps from a special edition, then automatically offer rezurrection for free)
fyi in 2008 the store got remade/redesigned after that insider breach then recently they again remade the text bar and added new sections/menu's but again very few people remember psn b4 2009 heck i think 60% of ps3 user id's are 1-3yrs old if that.
I remember when the PSN store was a glorified Web page and you had to go forward or backward just to see previous content. I agree most people dont realize that the PSN store has improved vastly from what it was
Never change a winning team
What does that have to do with PSN? Zing!!
That's the slogan for the CoD Team
@bungi Some people are just too serious when it comes to the prefect goddess of a console that is the ps3.
I wouldn't mind if have the store looked something similar to the Video unlimited app. That app's a lot faster than the regular store. (for me anyway)
Sony needs to follow in Microsoft's footsteps? You mean by making everything hard to find and slapping Mountain Dew ads everywhere?
That's what I was going to say, not sure how the xbox marketplace looks now with the redesign but a year ago it could be difficult to find some things.
Hell no. It's near perfect as it is. Fast and easy to navigate, not going overboard with ads. I prefer the PSN store over the bloated slow and ad smeared xbox live store any day...
If you open your eyes and look objectively,than it looks much better and is far more easily navigable than the XBL and Wii Store.
I don't necessarily think it needs a redesign, just a cleanup. They really need to stop putting white text on pale backgrounds. It's a ridiculous mistake to make.
If it ain't broke don't fix it, or If it's rusted oil it. I'm leaning more towards the latter. I still remember when the store was basically a webpage back in 2008 yuck!!! The next look probably won't be complete redesign, but more of a refresh or touch up.(at least from my humble opinion anyway)
i dont know what he talking about cause in the xbox store things are hard to find mainly the store at first lol.
I remember when it was web based.....I dont have a problem with it. I feel the player card and and some enhancements to in game XMB are needed far more.
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