New PlayStation Store in October [DELAYED]

[UPDATE 1] Check out the preview video above.
[UPDATE 2] The new PlayStation Store interface will not arrive on the 23rd.

We’ve decided to postpone the October 23rd launch of the new store in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. We want to be certain that you have an exceptional experience with the new store, so we appreciate your patience as we complete the final phases before launch.

A new, redesigned, PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 will debut in the US on October 23rd. Sony announced, through their official PlayStation blog today, that they are currently previewing the new user interface.

With a stunning new user interface, simple search and powerful content discovery, it’s an in-store experience that’s more streamlined and accessible than ever before.

The long-awaited PlayStation Store redesign will offer more than 20,000 game-related content, all available through an easier navigation system, with rich in-depth information and a high definition visual experience.

Does the PlayStation Store need a new makeover? Let us know in the comments bellow.

Written by: Cheeto - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Eddie on October 12th, 2012 [ 44602 Points ]

    Looks very Xbox 360-ish lol

  2. #2 by wolfkin on October 12th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    i hear terrible terrible things about the 360 store but I do support a 2nd major makeover (third over all iirc). I mean I would like it to be a bit smoother and I guess a makeover is the way to do it.

  3. #3 by Ceidz on October 12th, 2012 [ 58080 Points ]

    Looks visually sharp !

  4. #4 by hobbes on October 12th, 2012 [ 30486 Points ]

    still needs to be functional. And needs to not screw things up.

  5. #5 by Kane112 on October 12th, 2012 [ 35672 Points ]

    looks nice

  6. #6 by Lan on October 12th, 2012 [ 207 Points ]

    Frankly it needs an update; and this looks like it should be what the PS3 should have had.

  7. #7 by samborfc1 on October 12th, 2012 [ 115 Points ]

    Any ideas when this will hit the UK?

  8. #8 by Darklurkr23 on October 12th, 2012 [ 30471 Points ]

    Looks a little cleaner I GUESS, but they can’t put 50 ads up in boxes lite Xbox’s GOD AWFUL redesign. I’d love a Redesign of the PS3 XMB, but again, gott make it nice.

  9. #9 by EdEN on October 12th, 2012 [ 223106 Points ]

    Hopefully RE 5 Gold IS free for US PS+ subs. Seems like that pic is from the Australian PSN store.

  10. #10 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on October 12th, 2012 [ 2160 Points ]

    i like it, and re5 free. But i already have it 🙁

  11. #11 by Cheeto on October 12th, 2012 [ 29109 Points ]

    I think the RE5 promo is for preview purposes only, but it is free for PS+ subscribers in the UK. We asked for a new interface and we got one. It does look sharp and clean. I always admired what Microsoft has done with the Xbox marketplace. This is definitely a step forward.

  12. #12 by wolfkin on October 12th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    oh.. so THIS is why everyone’s been talking about RE5 Free?

  13. #13 by tedrabear on October 12th, 2012 [ 146 Points ]

    I’ve heard that UK are supposed to be getting it for free… But it would be nice, been wanting to buy it for a while now.

  14. #14 by chronorayven on October 12th, 2012 [ 25779 Points ]

    It’s nice that the psn store has a new look though weird that they went with that look anyway I’d wish they’d put a sort and search function for the download list since they’re doing some “renovating”

  15. #15 by mowmow on October 12th, 2012 [ 12315 Points ]

    it looks nice, but im not really sure the marketplace needed it. Honestly i would have preferred a xmb change

  16. #16 by increaseblue on October 14th, 2012 [ 105 Points ]

    I know a lot of people say it looks like the 360 marketplace but this reminds me more so of their VUDU application layout. I hope it navigates better than past iterations, but a makeover I’m definitely not opposed to.

  17. #17 by pedrolabate on October 15th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    I think overall it looks a lot better, I just hope navigation is improved as well. I really don’t like the way you have to jump through hoops to find random decent stuff.

    ps: I’m also hoping that RE5 deal comes through lol

  18. #18 by tedrabear on October 16th, 2012 [ 146 Points ]

    Was having a gander on the PSN forums and found some information about this:

    @chronorayven – They are ‘not’ changing the downloads section, they are aware it needs changing but it’s not hapening with the store update…

    @mowmow – The XMB is not being changed and for the time being is never going to be changed…

    @wolfkin @pedrolabate – Yes Resi 5 is in the screen shots, the moderator said that this was probably because its available in the EU. a wise guy pointed out they don’t use $$$ in the EU so he said that it was probably just a dump to show how the store could be used and there are no plans to make Resi 5 available to PS+ users…

    I didn’t say it would be good news…

  19. #19 by chronorayven on October 16th, 2012 [ 25779 Points ]

    @tedrabear well at least they acknowledge it needs to change since after the PSN was hacked and it came back the download list gotten worse than ever and going through 2000+ items on the download list is too tiresome to say the least

  20. #20 by tedrabear on October 17th, 2012 [ 146 Points ]

    Was it different before hand?

  21. #21 by mowmow on October 17th, 2012 [ 12315 Points ]

    @tedrabear oh yea i know its not going to change especially since this console cycle is almost over but you know wishful thinking =]

  22. #22 by hobbes on October 17th, 2012 [ 30486 Points ]

    search is a major upgrade. very pleased, will jump on EU store to check the preview out

  23. #23 by ZFM12 on October 17th, 2012 [ 1495 Points ]

    Don’t know how i feel about the new upgrade. I like the current one.

  24. #24 by pedrolabate on October 17th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    I must say, this is a major improvement over the current Store. Very well designed interface with much easier navigation and presentation. Good job Sony.

  25. #25 by wolfkin on October 17th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    ok I kinda like some of the things I’m seeing inthe update. Im’ not obsessing over the visual takeovers but it does seem like they’re making it faster and search easier. I like that.

  26. #26 by chronorayven on October 17th, 2012 [ 25779 Points ]

    @tedrabear well it was listed in chronological order with new purchases on top and previous ones in descending order as always but then the hack hit and when it came back the list of the purchases/downloads got shuffled so they were no longer at the same order. It also becomes hard/tedious to find certain downloads that aren’t on the PSN store when you have to scroll down over 1k+ of items just find one item.

  27. #27 by tedrabear on October 18th, 2012 [ 146 Points ]

    So the new store was released in the UK and ‘other British terotories’ but apparantly it was so rife with errors that they have reverted it back to how it originaly was lol. Roll on the 20th, eh?

  28. #28 by wolfkin on October 18th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    amusing…. lol

  29. #29 by Cheeto on October 20th, 2012 [ 29109 Points ]

    The launch for the new PlayStation store is postponed until further notice.

  30. #30 by tedrabear on October 20th, 2012 [ 146 Points ]

    Told you sooooo!

  31. #31 by mowmow on October 20th, 2012 [ 12315 Points ]

    I wonder what the playstation teaser video is for. if its for the new ps store would the rest get delayed?

  32. #32 by Ajescent on October 22nd, 2012 [ 5890 Points ]

    The Store is up (EU at least).

  33. #33 by hobbes on October 22nd, 2012 [ 30486 Points ]

    so it sounds like overall not a huge improvement so they’re fixing some things that people were having.

  34. #34 by wolfkin on October 22nd, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    i heard they put it out and then pulled it back b/c of so many bugs

  35. #35 by pedrolabate on October 22nd, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    lame :/

    at least they’ve learnt something from Bethesda lol

  36. #36 by nekod on October 27th, 2012 [ 0 Points ]

    The European Sony Entertainment Network recently introduced PayPal as payment option, any idea whether and when the North American Sony Entertainment Network’s getting that option?

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