PlayStation Store Receives a Massive Restructuring; Goes Live October 23rd in NA

Sony just revealed this morning at the London press event that the PS3’s store will not only get new features, but also an entirely new and sleeker design. The design will be pushing for better publicity of titles utilizing the “Hero” concept, allowing certain titles to highlight on the store’s front page. Due to new technology, the store’s design will automatically scale to a variety of sizes and resolutions, giving everyone the optimal experience.

In terms of functionality, the search feature has been dramatically enhanced from the spotty one that’s currently in place. Thanks to the “smart” system, the new search feature will predict what it is you’re looking for as you type. Sony stated that the search feature will get better over time, allowing for misspellings and abbreviations to register for the content you’re looking for.

Aside from the search enhancements, categorizing how to browse content has also been upgraded. If you want to browse for a racing game that utilizes the PS Move peripheral for less than $19.99, you can do that thanks to arranging content by peripheral, genre and price. Lastly, when you access a specific game on the store, the page will not only display the game you’re interested in, but also all the content associated with it. This will allow for a much more streamlined approach and easier method of access to everything the game contains.

The PlayStation Store’s redesign is set for launch on October 17th in Europe and October 23rd in North America. What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments below!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mgrella1 Michael Grella

    It kind of reminds me a bit of the Xbox store,But it does look smoother and more up to date :)

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