Say hello to the new PlayStation Store

Sony has finally unveiled the new PlayStation Store that incorporates an entirely new look and interface that’s coming this month. Check out more details and some exclusive screenshots below!

Sony seems to be extremely busy lately, especially with all of those vita exploits but today they are ready to show off the new PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3, that will land on October 17 in Europe and October 23 in the United States respectively. Aside from a new look it also incorporates some new features that fans have been asking for. The new PS store looks really slick, clean and better organized than the previous store. 


The PlayStation Store will now be neatly categorized by platform via the navigation menu on the left of the screen, with Vita and Classic content separate to PS3. You’ll get on the right and on the navigation bar the typical news feed with the deals, promotions and specials like before. The new store will also encompass more advanced options for procuring content that’s now sorted by game type, prices, singleplayer or multiplayer, release date, accessories and more. Sony will roll out more updates to make the store better with a future update that will make it possible to mix and match categories to search.

Besides the new look Sony listened to gamer’s concerns and feedback especially about the sub-par search engine. The New PlayStation Store will get a new search engine update that Sony claims “Makes searching for content easier than before.” The old keyboard is obsolete replaced by a swift scrollable selection of letters. Like Google or other popular search engines, with each letter entered, results will show up. Sony said that it wants users to be able to find anything on the store with a maximum of three letters. The search engine has also been designed to push the most popular, relevant content to the top of the results.

Included with the update, is a new version of the cart and recommendation system . When browsing titles, gamer’s can see recommended items the store thinks may be of interest toy you. Users can also add multiple items to the cart and purchase them at once, while anything added to the cart and not purchased stays. Furthermore the main product page of a game will have trailers and screenshots, in high-definition. Also revamped is the ratting system however no details have been announced on what those changes will bring.

The main jest of the new update looks to be a focus on the User Interface, making things faster and user friendly while updating the store to a more modern look. The update while be both in the games and videos store however creating a more streamlined experience for everyone.

Sony says this is just the start of the future of the PlayStation Store with more news of changes later on. Sony has not announced the new Playstation Store yet for the Vita, but given time it should. I personally love the new look and feel it would be a big mistake not to bring this beautiful interface to the Vita. The new update also looks like it would work well with both the touch and physical button controls of the Vita.

The community so far seems divided whether they like the new update or not, which some say is because it looks similar to the Xbox 360 Dashboard. What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Sound off in the comments.

  1. SuperVisionaryHD’s avatar

    Wow just like the Xbox Live Market sleek and shiny!

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    1. CereberusV’s avatar

      Cheated to second!

      Love the new market look.

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      1. theknox1992’s avatar

        vmenu wont install any ZIP homebrew

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      2. kikershadow’s avatar

        i like loos awesome like on psp how instal and this work with urbanix?

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      3. kikershadow’s avatar

        chingon que pedo eres de mexico?

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  2. SuperVisionaryHD’s avatar

    Now just the games.

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      1. Jd8531’s avatar

        hey now, play nice

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      2. F’s avatar

        I trust you cast your insults while being the shining example of manhood yourself? Doubtful, since your utterance demonstrates your insecurity just as much as it demonstrates your ignorance.

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        1. thommo’s avatar

          well said

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          1. t’s avatar

            yeah but its just retarded to announce that you commented first or 3rd when in all reality comments are all about feedback not if i made it to the front of the line to get nothing

    1. CereberusV’s avatar

      Not 3rd =P

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  3. Wrozen’s avatar

    I Simply Love It.

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  4. Arashi no yoru ni’s avatar

    That’s it? lol

    I was hoping for good news like more games for the VITA.

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  5. ZeRo’s avatar

    1st: Sucks
    2nd: copy & paste
    3rd: no psn games for vita( ex: i am alive can works in PSVita)
    4th: sad :(

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  6. darkshin0b1’s avatar

    Nice look.

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  7. MarSprite’s avatar

    But the important question is: can I search my immense ever growing library of purchased content and/or organize it?
    The whole one big list thing is freaking annoying.

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  8. ZorakTorok’s avatar

    Mabey when 3key comes out ill get to see it…

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  9. Stiffeno’s avatar

    Now all they need to do is make a new PSN interface for the PSVita :D!

    Oh yeah, and MORE new games for Vita please…like GTA, GT and a WWE game thanks Sony lol

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  10. oO Flowzilla Oo’s avatar

    It looks like the Xbox 360 dashboard…A lot…

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  11. gunblade’s avatar

    well dis is nice i notice dat da sony store was having problems wit the catagory. wit da vita i was on da store n mini n ps one games was showing up in da psp catagory

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    1. grammer police’s avatar

      its this, that , and the .not dis dat and da.
      it really grinds my gears when people misspell things on purpose, thinking its cool.

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  12. Evilmax’s avatar

    Looks great but if sony remove the download limits on ps vita 3g version it’ll be great for us to download applications. And i can’t update my games etc. using 3g connection. So what i am going to do now is to buy wifi modem that cos a 400 saudi rials or 106.4$. this 3g version is *bleep* sony is *bleep* also for making limted access. you know wololo the reason i buy 3g version is it can download application but in last its *bleep* coz i need to buy wifi modem just to download applications.

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      3G limit wont be removed, its the same rule on phones too. I cant download games or updates over like 250mb on my iPhone.
      As an alternative to save money if you have a phone just use that to create a wifi hotspot and then connect the vita, or go to a local cafe/store.

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      1. Evilmax’s avatar

        Oh it does? Then why my sony experia phone can download over 100 mb? If on experia can donwload a tons of size then why vita can’t?. The sony experia phone have recomendation or askin “do want to use wifi” or “please use wifi to continue”something like that if select no mobile 3g download will resume and it says it will take time to finished the download something like that. Then why vita can’t? And on my place its not that easy to go on cafe just to Download some games i need. Allday long are my working time and for the taxxi to ride its very difficult to wait. Well anyways i do that i use my experia as a hotspot but as of now i have no phone coz i send my phone to my wife on philippines. well thanks for your info. this must be review by sony or extend the download limit to 50 mb what do you think ?

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        1. Jd8531’s avatar

          No problem, just helping. It may not be Sony but rather the Carrier, could be Sony. I hope they do remove the limit and at least come out with a 4G vita.

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  13. PlayerGG’s avatar

    Sony is on the Darkside now.

    Wololo, has the force in you.

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  14. crow132’s avatar

    But the Vita Store will still looks so bad.. u.u

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  15. Norml’s avatar

    It’s sad how slow these big companies like $ony are at providing innovation to there products.

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  16. Vitality77’s avatar

    Who cares how the store? It just needs to be functional. Don’t fix it if it aint broken. They should be working on some decent Vita games instead.

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    1. Vitality77’s avatar

      Who cares how the store looks*

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  17. ndh777’s avatar

    Ugh…Sony wasting more of our time when they could be updating the Vita to play more PS1 titles, more PSP titles, and perhaps even some PS2 games. Instead, they’d rather change up the look of the store. I’m sorry, but who cares, Sony? It’ll probably end up making gamers mad anyway. People don’t like change as we have seen with the many changes done to the Xbox interface.

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      I hope you do understand Sony has multiple departments, it’s not just one small group of people.

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      1. ndh777’s avatar

        Of course, but this is what they decide to spend their time and money on? Rather than devoting teams to actually doing something, Sony would rather continue having teams dedicated to “updating” interfaces. If all the new VHBL releases were just new interfaces, there wouldn’t be much to praise except how pretty it looks. Rather than focusing on something so mediocre as a store’s look (that hasn’t really been trash-talked by the community much), they should focus their time and efforts into other areas that improve the gaming and performance. I heard that Sony laid off a couple hundred or even thousand employees, yet they still insist on doing things like this?

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        1. Jd8531’s avatar

          This helps bring in more revenue by making it easier and cleaner for the average and even hardcore gamers. How do you even know they wasted their time on this? This could have taken a mere week to compile. I think you are being a little quick to jump the gun at them. This department may have yes, they also work on multiple projects at a time. VHBL doesn’t have anything new, its a re coded version so I dont get the point you are trying to make there. What would you like them to do? Games? Sony doesn’t make games besides a few, the rest are other companies jobs.

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  18. thommo’s avatar

    bet you will have to update ps3 and vita and psp to use it

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  19. azrayl’s avatar

    well you always had to update ur console in order to connect to the psn store.

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  20. 9rockky’s avatar

    METRO METRO METRO

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  21. wolo’s avatar

    i can only access PSN on internet browser website(don’t have vita, don’t have ps3,no psp lol sad, can i buy any ps3 or ANY games to my computer? or sony did away with this to prevent piracy? thanks

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  22. StepS’s avatar

    Worms Revolution! :p

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  23. jamesssss’s avatar

    1) its a complete rip off of the Xbox store and Metro in general, are Sony going to start innovating soon instead of releasing crap updates and generally treating its consumers with hate and disdain

    2) will never see it as I am on CFW :) love showtime but would go back to OFW if they EVER make it play all media and generally act more media centric.

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  24. BigCockSurprise’s avatar

    Nice new look! It was about time they changed the f**** search… every time you search a game, you get everything in the search except the game!!! anyway just 11 days to wait I can make it :P as for the vita store, it wasn’t that bad since you can only buy psv, psp and ps1 titles so it was less scrambled.

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  25. XSpalter’s avatar

    the new store looks verry good *_*

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  26. Cloud’s avatar

    WTF? No Vita update. Well I guess that’s better for the people who don’t want to update and lose their CFE.

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  27. tonyuk73’s avatar

    Shame $ony don’t invest more money on there stock web browser and maybe a buck on the vita browser too :-) looks good almost looks like multiman.

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  28. NNNRT’s avatar

    Why doesn’t Sony change the PSP PS store. It looks uglier than the old PS3 store. There are more PSP owners in the world than any other PlayStation device, so update! it’s been since august 2011!!!

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  29. s7ypher’s avatar

    yes yes yes. looks shiney and all…but does the damn thing work? i mean, did they get rid of that rediculous “invalid card” error they are so infamous for?

    until you fix all your crap sony, you have no business updateing a unstable/unusable service.

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  30. lol’s avatar

    Looks like shit

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  31. Telgar’s avatar

    I cant believe all the complaints that its just like the Xbox store. Who cares. Phones rip off the iphone design all the time and no one complains about that, and they shouldn’t because its a good design. Metro is a nice design and even though there are some instances where things are very messy and sloppily strewn all over the place, its visually appealing and its functional. I for one would LOVE this kind of layout on the OLED Vita screen with touch controls.

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  32. lol’s avatar

    How did my “looks like shit” comment get deleted when the other guys “faggot” comment didn’t ? I swear the devs on here are retarded

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  33. lol’s avatar

    Oh nvm, the comment feature on here is all fcked up on the mobile format, recent comments don’t show up until after you post a new comment

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    1. MrJack’s avatar

      ive noticed that too. sometimes Wololos new Post will show up on my phone hours before i see it on my PC

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    2. Norml’s avatar

      Mobile? No my friend, that happens on PC also.

      Refresh the page every time you visit a site.
      It’s your settings/device.

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  34. Minimur’s avatar

    it looks like windows 8 menu

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  35. Saba’s avatar

    Man wish ps vita would get a psn store like that.AWESOME

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  36. gunblade’s avatar

    Sony store doing mantance
    10/15/12

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  37. Wrozen’s avatar

    It is now October 30th. Where is this update?! Playstation store looks the same.

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  38. aflickted’s avatar

    This is cool and all but can someone please tell me how to find the bloody export key so I can download my rock band songs to my ps3?

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