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Online PSN Store Revamp Underway |

[Update: Tosh sent me these rumoured screenshots of new store.]


SCEE says that the PLAYSTATION®Store is going to go through a revamp very soon, and that there will be no new content for two weeks! Yay and boo at the same time I guess.

Salient part of the press release:

Customer feedback drives new design, interface and navigation
Updates on hold for two weeks; new-look Store launches mid-April

This April, PLAYSTATION®Store, the online content store on PLAYSTATION®Network, is getting a whole new look and feel – and it’s in response to feedback from the millions of PSN registrants in the PAL region.

The revamp comes in response to a survey last year which showed that many PLAYSTATION Store users wanted a better interface and easier navigation. The new design will deliver a hugely improved navigation system, much greater scope for categorisation and a dynamic new user interface.

Content will be suspended for two weeks while the improvements are carried out but users can look forward to a special update in mid-April.

There will be no weekly content updates between now and the re-launch, although users can still download content from the back catalogue, such as Warhawk™ and Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue.

The PLAYSTATION Store revamp will not affect PLAYSTATION Network accounts or the virtual wallet system.


PLAYSTATION®Store to undergo April revamp

  • Good to hear, I never really liked the look of the PS Store. Content is good off and on. But the interface is awful.

    I really hope the new PS Store is software based 🙂

    [Edit] – Looked at the screenshot, I noticed there is a “Select” button at the button. Maybe it is software based 😀

  • Solid_Nat

    Yep looks much better, i like been able to see a lot more info on the screen with the tabs down the side, i want all the new stuff displayed rather then having to click through 3/4 pages to see it all.

    Pics are all over the web so i think they are right this time and not some photo shop effort! April/May are looking pretty good for Sony, they seem to be keeping the momentum going…..

  • Martin Hansen

    Rumored screenshots?

    If you look at the press release link the same screenshots is there.

  • Ooops. Didn’t see them. Thanks!

  • Darrin

    I was expecting to be underwhelmed, but wow!

    Those screenshots really do look like a big improvement.

    April will be quite the month for PS3: Store Redesign + MGS4 Preview + GT5:P US Launch + Official DualShock3 + GTA4!

  • It IS!! software based and we will get FW2.30 beforehand… Dunno where I read that, though

  • Exactly^^

  • derrickgott007

    Why is the SCEA so quiet all the time?? Seems that SCEE has been leaking more and more info than SCEA lately. Odd.

    Here is an example:

    SCEE: “Hey Customers, we are going to do this and this and that and this in the next few weeks.”

    SCEA: ***Crickets***

  • Andy

    Special update…

    “but users can look forward to a special update in mid-April”

    Could this be Home?

  • Sporty

    @Andy. Home is possible, but From what I read it’s MGS:O Beta, Warhawk Broken Mirror. But it’s about the right time for Home.

    Same info is up on the Official PS Blog now also.