Playstation Store gets a facelift

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Sony took down the Playstation Store yesterday to work on its massive graphical overhaul.

The new update is being rolled out in time for Sony's regularly scheduled content update. The Playstation Store is updated on a weekly basis with new games, downloadable content, movies, and more.

"We wanted to create a PlayStation experience, and we wanted to address some of the issues that consumers were telling us about the old version, which were around search and navigation – they wanted us to make it easier for them to find content," said Sony.

For the Playstation Store, the biggest struggle has been organizing the content in a way that makes it easy for gamers to "browse." It's easy enough if they know what they want to buy, but it is kind of frustrating to use the interface to just check out the various different content that's available.

"The essence of this is driven by what consumers are telling us – it’s not just that we read articles in the press, forums, blogs and so on. We’ve been getting to know our consumers better, getting to understand their needs, likes and dislikes as far as shopping for games and other content on the web is concerned," Sony said.

The Playstation Store was offline yesterday for maintenance but should be back online today with the brand new interface. It affects both the PS3 and the Playstation Vita versions of the store.