See the newly redesigned PlayStation Store in action

Sony's redesign of the PlayStation Store is rolling out across the world... and rolling it back again in the UK at least, thanks to teething problems. But hey ho - it still works in Australia at least and eventually everyone will be experiencing the new, boxier PSN on their PS3s. Our friends at CVG have made this video, detailing the pros and cons of the new design from the 26MB install to the new autofill search function, so take a look at what's coming (back) soon.

Like the new style? Let us know what you think of Sony's latest shopping experience in the comments.




  • talleyXIV - October 18, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    Of course they had to release it the day of the new Borderlands 2 DLC.
  • ultimatepunchrod - October 18, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    Just echoing other users' thoughts. It looks nice, but it's too slow. Hopefully they can fix that.
  • Eo1spy - October 18, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    I quite like the new layout but I agree it's currently too slow. However, this is expected as it has just been released, with time it should be snappier than the old version. I really like how on each game it lists all the DLC on the same page, a much needed feature in my eyes. I wonder if this new layout suggests changes to the XMB in the not-too-distant future?
  • Fuzunga - October 18, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    I don't have a PS3, but this reminds me of a certain other console OS. SQUARES.
  • FreezeRay - October 18, 2012 6:51 a.m.

    BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! the old version was so much better for finding things. these guys don't know what they are talking about. The giant advertise squares just clog up the screen. I also really dislike the fact that the controls don't follow along with you when you scroll to the side. seems like if you get lost in all the adds you have to search for the controls. please, Sony, stop trying to be like Xbox. The xbox interface is retarded
  • FlagrantPilgrim - October 18, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    This doesn't seem like enough of an improvement to justify the load times. It doesn't seem to move very smoothly either. Someone always wants to fix something that isn't broken.
  • taokaka - October 18, 2012 5:14 a.m.

    I've used the new interface twice now, the first time just to see what it was like and recently just to see the weekly content update which unfortunately must've have it's date changed. All I can say is it's the worst thing to happen to logical user interfaces since Gamesradar updated their review layout. The unbearable initial load is just scratching the surface, the search engine is ultimately slower to use than the previous method of just using a virtual qwerty keyboard and the accuracy of it is exactly the same. I also hate the new central page thing, previously if you selected the psn store from the game tabs it would plop you straight in the game section while selecting it from the video tab would get you in the tv and movie section straight away, now we have to navigate away from the disaster that is the main page to get straight to the games. I hate how on the sales page the banner takes up the entire top half of the screen and leaves room for only eight or so items on screen at any time. Also I don't know how they managed it but moving about on the menus is horrible on the eyes, after witnessing first hand uncharted 3 playing on my ps3 I'm fairly certain the machine is powerful enough to handle smooth transitions in the stores menus but no, instead it stutters eratically when going through the menus.
  • sternparez - October 18, 2012 4:53 a.m.

    For the 10 minutes or so I used it for yesterday it was S-L-O-W and I had no problems with the old one
  • JarkayColt - October 18, 2012 4:24 a.m.

    Seems pretty slick, but also, damned easy to get lost! Also not sure I liked the initial load time seeings as stuff still seemed to be loading whilst browsing. The old store used to open right away just like, boom, that. But I'm sure I'll get over it. Any word on when it's (re)releasing in the UK? I want to give this thing a spin. Or rather, a horizontal scroll.
  • KakashiDono - October 18, 2012 3:15 a.m.

    Looks nice, I hope it is a bit easier to find stuff than the old version.

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