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

Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Tosh Hatch on March 31st, 2008 [ 1127 Points ]

    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 😀

  2. #2 by Solid_Nat on March 31st, 2008 [ 490 Points ]

    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…..

  3. #3 by Martin Hansen on March 31st, 2008

    Rumored screenshots?

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

  4. #4 by Henning on March 31st, 2008 [ 0 Points ]

    Ooops. Didn’t see them. Thanks!

  5. #5 by Darrin on March 31st, 2008 [ 17143 Points ]

    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!

  6. #6 by Segitz on March 31st, 2008 [ 1470 Points ]

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

  7. #8 by Segitz on March 31st, 2008 [ 1470 Points ]


  8. #9 by derrickgott007 on March 31st, 2008

    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***

  9. #10 by Andy on March 31st, 2008

    Special update…

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

    Could this be Home?

  10. #11 by Sporty on March 31st, 2008 [ 95 Points ]

    @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.

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