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New-Look PlayStation Store Launches Today [UPDATE]

Jonathan Lester
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New-Look PlayStation Store Launches Today [UPDATE]

Sony are deploying an all-new PlayStation Store user interface as part of today's update, which should make the marketplace much more intuitive to navigate.

UPDATE: Sony have temporarily reverted back to the old design to address some major launch day issues, such as slow browsing speeds, wallet problems and an inability to distinguish between regular and PlayStation Plus members. "We look forward to introducing the new look store to the UK market shortly," said the company in a short statement.

You can read an painstakingly detailed walkthrough on the PlayStation Blog, but here's the gist. The new front end builds on the original 'mosaic' design, adding larger and clearer icons to browse. Separate sections have been added for PS3, PSN and Vita games, while revamped search functionality should make finding games much easier. This new search system features a "tumbler" virtual keyboard and predictive dynamic listings that, in theory, should allow us to find specific products after entering little more than 3-4 characters.

Brand new product pages present a rundown of each game along with screenshots and easy links to related DLC content.

All in all, it's about time that the PlayStation Store was brought up to standard, and this new update looks to be a seriously meaty proposition. Let us know what you make o it!

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ODB_69  Oct. 18, 2012 at 01:00


Too many issues, when will Sony learn? Worst issue seemed to be it didn't recognise plus members so everything was charged at full rate, game collections missing too

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