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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 14, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi, everyone! Just wanted to provide an update about the PlayStation Store. The store for both the PS3 and PC will be unavailable starting early morning Monday, April 14 through early morning of Tuesday, April 15. You will not be able to access either store during this maintenance window.

As you know, we are preparing to release the revamped interface of the PlayStation Store for the PS3, which will be available on Tuesday. Regular weekly updates of the store will resume on Thursday, April 17, along with the release of GT5 Prologue.

Thanks for all the positive feedback about the upcoming store design!

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+ Genki-Rocket on April 14th, 2008 at 9:35 am said:

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+ Here’s my lame firmware wants which no one EVER mentioned before

+ In game Xmb

That basically sums up these comments… Such insight!

Grace, you should be proud, you and your team did an amazing job on the new store.


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:36 am said:

One more thing can you guys fix it to where we can charge our PS3 remotes while the System is in STANDBY mode. It sucks having to leave them on for that. Also why doesn’t my PSP charge with the USB that I use from the PS3. I use that PS3 USB cord on my PSP with my Computer and it charges my battery but for some odd reason it never charges hooked into my PS3 can you inform me why?? FIX THAT TO PLEASE in your 2.40 update as well.


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+ Genki-Rocket on April 14th, 2008 at 9:38 am said:

LOL…

@ 102…

I wonder if they ever get tired of reading ‘what i want in the next firmware comment number: 5678493829903′

??


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+ eclipsed4utoo on April 14th, 2008 at 9:38 am said:

Kinglink

you bought a PS3 because of HOME? you have got to be kidding me.


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+ frito on April 14th, 2008 at 9:39 am said:

hehehehe…

@39 eclipse4duo

early morning the 14th until early morning the 15th…

that’s 24 hours, don’t open your mouth until you actually read the blog posts, little kid.

@43 and 44 the insane little kids

“i doubt he even has a PS3″

if you actually knew anything, you’d have seen me posting here since the blog’s creation…crazy kids..

I’m a proud owner of both a PS3 and 360…no qualms here! My elite has run great since I got it, and my 60 gig launch PS3 is still my favorite..

If you are so jealous you can’t afford both systems, too bad! Don’t take it out on me!

Bwahahaha!


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+ Robert-Ninja on April 14th, 2008 at 9:40 am said:

Funny, things get back to normal right on my birthday.


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+ Gothdom on April 14th, 2008 at 9:42 am said:

ok, last blog post about this, nobody answer my question: Will the canadian pricing be fixed?


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+ Genki-Rocket on April 14th, 2008 at 9:43 am said:

@ 106… you are clearly a spotty 15yo who wishes he was more popular and hence comes on here to cause trouble…

Newsflash: do something constructive with your life… like fall under a bus.


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+ eclipsed4utoo on April 14th, 2008 at 9:43 am said:

@frito

are you telling me that you really don’t know how to subtract?

[link removed]

Start: April 14, 2008, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time
End: April 14, 2008, ending at 11:00 p.m., Pacific Time

so that’s 8AM to 11PM. would you care to tell me how long that is?

thank you….move along.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:45 am said:

@at all the kids yapping on about the “surprise”

Did you even read who wrote that there was a “surprise” coming on the blog today?? It was Konami, NOT SONY, they will obviously post it when they are ready, and stop complaining because Sony isn’t going to ruin the whole thing! That would take the fun out of it. I’m almost guaranteeing that you probably won’t think it’s that great anyway, unless it happens to be Home or something of the like…

But no, you all just complain that you jumped the gun when anyone who actually read into Home knew that it was only gonna be a closed beta for a while. You know what Sony was doing with Home this entire time?? Making it as good as they promised it would be. Things like building a virtual community takes time and massive amounts of money and development. Good things come to those who wait, and if you’re not willing, go pawn your PS3 off and give it to some kid who actually likes the damned thing.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:47 am said:

@eclipsed4utoo

That’s semantics, and an ESTIMATED TIME FRAME.

Give him a break….


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+ erico316 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:48 am said:

first great work on the playstation store take as much time as u need .Second we the playstation onwer need a headset that is made by sce i brought one for 50 dollars and it broke down on me.Any word on an offical headset from sony for ps3?


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+ erico316 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

first great work on the playstation store take as much time as u need .Second we the playstation owner need a headset that is made by sce i brought one for 50 dollars and it broke down on me.Any word on an offical headset from sony for ps3?


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

LOL I hear ya Frito. Yeah I had a Elite 360 along with my 80gig Ps3 last year but those 360′s SUCK. I went through 8 360′s since there launch and they SUCK. What use is a few of there good games if the systems never last. Ps3 man they seem to run for ever maybe a freeze here and there but they hardly ever CRASH unlike 360′s. I know believe me. So 2008 I have decided PS3 is my only concern in the Gaming world but come on SONY get HOME out cause so far it was worth going through broken 360 after broken 360 just to have that Award system they have. PS3 has crap in that department untill we see what this so called Home will be like. It better not lag and when I turn that guy in Home I better not see lines accross then screen hint messed up frame rates. Even a lot of PS3 games have that Lines of low frame rates so you guys need to release games without that. Man I remember for 360 Perfect dark zero was VERY BAD WITH THE LINES. PS3 isn’t far behing that.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

Oh hey Noel’s on here now.

@Noel Silvia

The “surprise” people are referencing was alluded to by the dude from Konami in the MGS4 post from last week. He said that he was gonna be back today for a big announcement. That’s what all the hubbub is about.


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    + Noel Silvia on April 14th, 2008 at 10:21 am said:

    Thanks for clearing that up, CI27.
    Hopefully this will set things straight for people and clear up some of the confusion.


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+ bobamuknunbabo on April 14th, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

@111
- RIGHT ON! it is KONAMI’s story
that’s why ever one of my post here has been Gunmetal Grey MGS4 PS3 hehe


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+ striplay on April 14th, 2008 at 9:51 am said:

Lmao…I get a kick out of reading these threads.

Just a question; wouldn’t it be easier to simply READ the entire thread prior to posting? Rather than wasting time, space, or getting flamed…you may find the answer to your question available in a previous post.

Lol I swear, only half the people here read the whole thread in any given blog.

Too funny!

~Thanks for the info posted by PS employees and users alike.~

Have a good day everyone and remember to read prior to posting. :D


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+ bobamuknunbabo on April 14th, 2008 at 9:52 am said:

@At Noel Silvia on 1
- The Surprise Refers to Konami’s Promise on April 10th Article
“Check back here on the PS Blog next Monday, April 14th 2008, as we have a very special surprise in store for you! See you next Monday!”


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:53 am said:

@striplay

I know, isn’t it classy? The ‘informed’ public thing?


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 9:55 am said:

You guys need to fix Warhawk online I see lines in the screen meaning bad frame rates when I play certain maps. Why haven’t fixed this. Can this PS3 new cell chip HANG??


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+ Fersis on April 14th, 2008 at 9:58 am said:

Noel Silvia ,you are right , it was a konami guy who talk about the today surprise ,NOT a sony guy.
so sorry for the offtopic post.


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    + Noel Silvia on April 14th, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

    Not a problem, Fersis.
    Considering how quickly online communication spreads, things can easily become a big game of \”telephone\”.
    As someone who believed the SFII \”Sheng Long\” rumour way back in the day, I know what it feels like to believe mistaken information.
    I\’m glad to see so many of our \”regulars\” stepping up and helping to untangle some of the \”rumour knots\” before they spread too much when we can\’t.


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+ Sev1512 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:05 am said:

Good to see you on here posting too Noel.
Thanks for answering our questions.


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+ krayferr on April 14th, 2008 at 10:06 am said:

Can you please answer this? Is this update going to also fix the problem that some of us are having inputting our debit card info? The “card information is invalid etc” thing. It’s nice that it gives you that error yet a $1 hold is put on your card. No matter how you enter the information it doesn’t work (I’m personally using a Bank of America Visa debit card). I’ve used this card to purchase things everywhere else without any problems (including other consoles).


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+ mgillespie on April 14th, 2008 at 10:08 am said:

Whilst the store update is nice. My main concern, is if the firmware update fixes the MP4 streaming that got broken in 2.20 update (which fixed WMA streaming).

Desperate to know. Please Sony, elighten….


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+ Darkus on April 14th, 2008 at 10:08 am said:

hi! noel silvia , a question..
a new FW of PSP is approaching??


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:09 am said:

Like the guy told ya when he replied to a post on page one, this STORE update takes a while you guys. Why Complain? Just play online and like you were even visiting the store this past week anyway LOL. They already been telling you guys their were NO NEW DOWNLOADS BEING ADDED UNTILL THIS NEW STORE WAS DONE. So why BIT** your just being stupid I mean I’m so happy they will have this tomorrow cause its been 2 weeks since I’ve visited the PSN STORE LOL. So calm down and Just play your online games and learn to WAIT one more day how hard is that?! Thanks you guys for all your Hard Work on this Project of the New Store. I bet your Job on this project is a pain in the A** to make it work WORLDWIDE! Anyways Thanks A lot~~ Looking forward to all the new Content~~


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+ rahstar2003 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:09 am said:

TO Noel Silvia or anyone from playstation network: Great update and responses to the jerks in here. Is it possible we could get a help screen incorporated with the xmb to explain stuff like “full rgb” etc. We could look it up on the internet, but isnt that inconvienent for users. Also were are the psn cards?


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    + Noel Silvia on April 14th, 2008 at 10:34 am said:

    I don\’t know about incorporating it in to a Firmware update as that\’s not something that I\’m directly involved, with, but I\’ll talk to Jeff about maybe doing a blog post to explain some of these more technical features of the PLAYSTATION3.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:09 am said:

@SLICKT8000

This problem you are referring to is known as ‘screen tearing’ and isn’t so much an artifact of frame rate as it is from the refresh rates of many HDTV’s. If you go to any Best Buy or electronics dealer, and inquire into 120hz HDTV’s you can find a simple, yet elegantly expensive solution. This problem stems from the rates of which many monitors refresh themselves at. The problem could be fixed, at the sacrifice of frame rate. So think long and hard for me once, and answer honestly, in a game as fast paced as Warhawk, which would you rather deal with, a small bit of tearing (I’ve seen it too, but don’t over exaggerate it…) or slow choppy frame rates that can cause you to crash because you couldn’t see a mountain coming?


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+ Darkus on April 14th, 2008 at 10:13 am said:

the new interface is good!.. nice update sony.. and playstation store for PSP i hope it will be the same u_u


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+ Darkus on April 14th, 2008 at 10:14 am said:

I hope it will be the same for PSP(not for PC)


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+ APaz on April 14th, 2008 at 10:15 am said:

I am excited for the new store for sure!


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:15 am said:

Oh ok thanks for updating me on that lol. I have 1080i TV do I need a 1080P to stop the lines then??


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:21 am said:

@SLICKT8000

No, actually, that wouldn’t help too much, bumping the resolution *up* to 720p instead of 1080i might help a bit, but won’t completely resolve the problem. Like I said, it really has to do with refresh rates. What year is your model of TV from?


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+ Troublesome626 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:24 am said:

I think the surprise is HOME beta


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+ frito on April 14th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

@Noel Silva

thanks for replying, and clearing that up, i thought you only had to upload the new code!

@CitizenInsane27

thanks man!

@eclipsed4utoo

right at the top of the page it says:

starting early morning Monday, April 14 through early morning of Tuesday, April 15.

according to that info, that is indeed circa 24 hours.

and who cares anyway? 15 hours, 24 hours, it’s a long time. But Noel Silva cleared that up as to why.

Did you feel you had achieved some small victory for the cause of fanboy-ism?

relax kiddo, and take deep breaths.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_tearing

Check that out for *slightly* more info.

Sadly, that article is kind of useless, but meh, I tried. haha.


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+ erico316 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:27 am said:

@ noel i know this is !000% off the subject but i seen and read about the ps3 fan test that clean out the ps3 is it safe to do?


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+ madness23 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:27 am said:

Thanks for the update. I’m looking forward to the new layout.


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+ Rogerjak on April 14th, 2008 at 10:27 am said:

@frito

Dude go play Xbox instead of being here! Oh wait….it RRODed…

Looking forward to the new store.


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

Its a 2006 DELL TV which they don’t make anymore lol. LCD 37 inch. Heck DELL doesn’t make any TV’s anymore maybe thats my problem lol. They only sell SONY now with that Brava or how ever thats spelled lol. Maybe I need a new TV. And I thought 1080i even though thats interlaced I thought thats still better than 720 progressive. ??


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:31 am said:

@Noel Silvia

Not a problem dude. I like doing that kind of thing. Like a couple of other people have mentioned, some people don’t fully read the articles, and get the wrong idea easily. Glad to be a help!


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:31 am said:

CRAP MYBAD MY DELL TV IS A 2007 model not 2006


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+ Fersis on April 14th, 2008 at 10:36 am said:

So, when a Konami PR ,post some stuff on the blog , there are somekind of proof reading from SONY’s part ?
Just curious.
sorry for my english.


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:39 am said:

@SLICKT8000

Hmmm, well I don’t know too much about Dell monitors, so I can’t really reference it well. I use a 46″ Sony Bravia LCD, seeing all the rest of my Sony gear worked so well, and I had read great reviews of their TV’s before purchasing. Anywho, 1080i *is* technically better due to it’s supports more pixels on screen, but it’s only rescanning the pixels half as much due to it’s interlace programming. This can result in what I like to call “ghosts” where you see images drag out, or leave trails and traces and can subsequently cause more apparent tearing on screen. So while you are getting more pixels, it’s only letting you see so much more of them at a time. 1080i is definitely better for video content, but for ideal video game playback, I definitely suggest 720p if your TV can do it!


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+ SLICKT8000 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:41 am said:

My comments aren’t Important LOL the guy replying to many comments has bypassed mine up how wrong LOL no thats ok! I still love my PS3 LOL


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    + Noel Silvia on April 14th, 2008 at 11:00 am said:

    Sorry, SLICK – I read your comments, and since CI27 was doing such a good job explaining what \”screen-tearing\” is, I didn\’t want to repeat him.
    A lot of your questions are also very tech-oriented, and since that\’s not something I\’m qualified to answer, I thought I\’d leave it to the experts.


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+ ZTMIKE on April 14th, 2008 at 10:41 am said:

Wow..so if i got this right…Sony didn’t even know about the “big surpise”? lol that’s kinda funny..being that it was posted on Sony’s official blog..

Hopefully..someone from Konami post the surprise soon..


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    + Noel Silvia on April 14th, 2008 at 10:57 am said:

    The confusion came as there wasn\’t a \”big surprise\” from us at the PSN team.
    I\’ve been a little out-of-the-loop on the blog here for the past couple of weeks (mea culpa!); figured that working on getting the new Store ready for launch was kinda important. ;)


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:56 am said:

@SLICKT8000

Good to hear that you still love it, as do I!

@ZTMIKE

Well you are psuedo-correct. I’m positive there are people up at Sony that know exactly what the heck the *big surprise* IS, but Noel might just have had the day off, seeing as that all the responses from that article were being handled by the Konami rep.

Don’t give the guy too much crap, heh.


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+ Locster60 on April 14th, 2008 at 10:57 am said:

Very nice I cant wait… wohooo…. new store front.


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+ XxBigP123xX on April 14th, 2008 at 10:57 am said:

So…when will you start charging us :P

Seriously if you charge us i won’t pay, i just canceled XBL fro that BS.


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