Rumor: Sony working on redesign on Playstation Network

Today is the day that Japanese users can finally gain access again to the Playstation Store features on the Playstation Network. However, Sony's online console gaming service may also be getting a new user interface. According to a story at Register Hardware, Sony has been working on a redesign of the Playstation Network UI even as it has been recovering from the cyber attack that shut down the Playstation Network worldwide for several weeks earlier this year.

Some people have been critical of the current user interface for the Playstation Network, claiming it uses too much text in the UI. The story states that Sony's upcoming redesign should improve that situation saying via unnamed sources that the new version has "an aesthetic layout with logically marked sections and rolodex lists." It's also supposed to have an improved search feature. The Playstation Store's downloadable movie section will also have more info on the films it has in its library. Finally the redesign might do away with the blue color scheme, replacing it with brighter colors on a black background. There's no word on when this new redesign of the Playstation Network might go live.

If this story is true, Sony won't be the only console company creating a new user interface. Microsoft announced last month at E3 2011 that it will launch a new UI for its Xbox 360 console later this fall that will better use its Kinect motion controller camera. It will also add support for Microsoft's plans to add live TV channels to Xbox 360.

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So by constantly referring a redesign of the Playstation Network, what that really means is an updated store?

Seems to me people like to cry about any stupid little thing. The ps3 has the most exclusive and bluray playback, but ppl will whine, oh no too much txt, I hate to read! The store is just fine.
This Is the same reason netflix changed my awesome too much text bases UI to a more ****ty picture based UI of crap.
When did reading a few words become a burden?

shakey said,
Seems to me people like to cry about any stupid little thing. The ps3 has the most exclusive and bluray playback, but ppl will whine, oh no too much txt, I hate to read! The store is just fine.
This Is the same reason netflix changed my awesome too much text bases UI to a more ****ty picture based UI of crap.
When did reading a few words become a burden?

..? what does this have to do with the BD playback?

dhan said,

..? what does this have to do with the BD playback?

You missed the entire point of my rant, good job....try reading it again, but maybe at a slower pace. Surprised you didn't ask, what does this have to do with netflix.... May help if before you post, you try and understand what someone is posting about, by reading the entire post they made.
Should be pretty easy to tell, I don't mind how the store is. It is simple to find everything, and I can tell what it is by easily reading what it says on it. Instead, just like netflix, it will probably get dumb down to pretty images and colors, making it harder to actually browse through quickly.
But people lately seem to hate reading, maybe because it hurts their minds, or maybe because they can't understand the letters all together as words.... Vote Herman Cain - I Dont Like To Read! lol

shakey said,

You missed the entire point of my rant, good job....try reading it again, but maybe at a slower pace. Surprised you didn't ask, what does this have to do with netflix.... May help if before you post, you try and understand what someone is posting about, by reading the entire post they made.
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Here, here shakey! There's nothing wrong with USING WORDS to convey what you intend to communicate online, be the destination a form or a browser on a desktop OS, mobile, tablet, or console (for that matter). It shouldn't be a bad thing to try to use text (surprising right... /sarcasm) in conjuction with an intuitive, streamlined GUI.

Too little, too late, Sony. The only reason I even still have my PS3 is to play Blurays on, just about the only thing its still any good at.

LordBattleBeard said,
Too little, too late, Sony. The only reason I even still have my PS3 is to play Blurays on, just about the only thing its still any good at.
If you dont play games online it is still good for that (?)

Finally! I have to say, trying to use the Playstation network on a standard def TV (even a 32" one) is really hard, the text seems way too small. On an HD set it's perfectly fine IMO.

The Teej said,
Finally! I have to say, trying to use the Playstation network on a standard def TV (even a 32" one) is really hard, the text seems way too small. On an HD set it's perfectly fine IMO.

Why would u have a ps3 and not a hd tv? It's like having a jetski to drive around in your above ground swimming pool...