PlayStation Store revamp: coming October 23rd

PlayStation has been busy recently, if you've noticed there have been little tweaks that have been made and a lot of scheduled maintenance; why you ask? Well, Sony's PlayStation brand is revamping the store to look modern. The new interface will give players the ability to search for content more efficiently.

The reason behind this is that PlayStation has hit milestones, today we learned via the PlayStation Access facebook page that the company had hit 5 million mark for consoles sold in the UK, totalling to 63.9 million consoles sold worldwide. That may not seem like a lot when compared to competition, but PlayStation excels in first-party publishing and with games like Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War and inFamous (to name a few), PlayStation has gone from zero to hero.

With the amount of games that Sony publish, it is only natural for Sony to try and sell more content. Currently, the store offers 20,000 pieces of content and more than 100,000 videos and TV shows.

The PlayStation Store revamp is Sony's way of improving the experience of finding new content, and we generally like the look of it; even if it does look very Microsoft-esque. It's familiar, it's modern; it's the new PlayStation Store.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Looks nice, looks like the current store and their Video Unlimited PS3 app had a baby. The real advantage will be if it is indeed faster, the fact that is it completely HTML5 hopefully means faster feature updates and less PS3 side firmware updates to sort something out.

Also, it is amazing how MS has convinced everyone that a simple UI using typography properly with simple organised shapes for content was somehow their invention and now everything is inspired by Metro. These styles, like clothes, go and come back into fashion, and MS was only part of that, they didn't start it, these sort of designs were being used around 50+ years ago.

Corris said,
Also, it is amazing how MS has convinced everyone that a simple UI using typography properly with simple organised shapes for content was somehow their invention and now everything is inspired by Metro. These styles, like clothes, go and come back into fashion, and MS was only part of that, they didn't start it, these sort of designs were being used around 50+ years ago.

Let me just give you the benefit of the doubt. Hadn't Microsoft pushed Metro, you wouldn't see Sony, Google, and everyone else taking cues. So, yes, give Microsoft credits.

Corris said,
Also, it is amazing how MS has convinced everyone that a simple UI using typography properly with simple organised shapes for content was somehow their invention and now everything is inspired by Metro. These styles, like clothes, go and come back into fashion, and MS was only part of that, they didn't start it, these sort of designs were being used around 50+ years ago.

Let me just give you the benefit of the doubt. Hadn't Microsoft pushed Metro, you wouldn't see Sony, Google, and everyone else taking cues. So, yes, give Microsoft credits.

still1 said,
5 million sold in UK not world wide. worldwide it has 63.9 Million as of mar 2012

Fixed. I got completely confused xD. Thanks for the heads up!

brent3000 said,
I wonder if this it how it will look when every sony movie is new

Does look nice tho, as said, very Xbox style

very xbox style.