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Want into the PlayStation Home Closed Beta Test? Here’s How to Apply

Jack Buser's Avatar + Posted by Jack Buser on Aug 07, 2008 // Senior Director, PlayStation Now

Today we’re announcing the expansion of our closed beta test for PlayStation Home to begin at the end of the month.

Home Theme

Later today, the PLAYSTATION Store will be updated with a PlayStation Home theme. By downloading the theme, users are submitting an application to join the PlayStation Home Beta test community. We will be using a variety of criteria including activity on the PLAYSTATION Network to determine eligibility for the Beta community. Existing beta testers have automatically qualified to be part of the expanded beta.

We’re really excited about this milestone and want our most loyal fans to be a part of the evolution of PlayStation Home.

In Europe, SCEE is also beginning their expanded closed beta, directly targeting consumers who have been most active on PLAYSTATION Network and PLAYSTATION Store. SCEE will be in email contact with their PSN audience very shortly.

Let us know what you think.

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+ fatty65 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:20 am said:

I WANT THIS


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 11:29 am said:

    Glad to hear it! ^_^


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+ fatty65 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:21 am said:

Sorry to Double post but,

How Many people will you be adding?


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+ tearsofash on August 7th, 2008 at 11:21 am said:

I hope I make it in! Knowing my luck, I probably won’t. >_>


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

    You never know…Glass half full, right?


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+ Clippins on August 7th, 2008 at 11:22 am said:

Wow something on HOME today. Sweet deal!


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 11:31 am said:

    Stay tuned as there\’s more to come.


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+ firehahahahahaha on August 7th, 2008 at 11:23 am said:

I leave my PS3 online all day long, but I don’t ever really play games online too often. Wonder how that’ll work out…


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+ bpowter on August 7th, 2008 at 11:23 am said:

koo im online alot and ive had my ps3 sence day 1


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+ BHard on August 7th, 2008 at 11:23 am said:

This is great. . PSN is coming along little by little. . . I’m proud to be a PS3 owner.


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+ DankandSticky on August 7th, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

I will be downloading this theme instantly…. been waiting so long for any word .. Thank you so much for the heads up!


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 11:31 am said:

    You are very welcome!


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+ babybluedb on August 7th, 2008 at 11:25 am said:

awsome count me in and i am online alot is there a certain amout of hours because i just got my PS3 MGS4 bundle june 12


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+ WiFi Pirate on August 7th, 2008 at 11:25 am said:

With this and the new beta update in other parts of the world… they have to be getting ready to do something… Right?!?!?


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+ Kazzin on August 7th, 2008 at 11:25 am said:

awesome. its been such a long wait and it seems its almost over. how many people are being selected?


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+ Stinkin Mushroom on August 7th, 2008 at 11:26 am said:

Thank you for letting us know how it works in Europe.. Much appreciated :)


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+ narde15 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:26 am said:

oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ EViD on August 7th, 2008 at 11:27 am said:

Good news. I am applying for sure.


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+ BlazeofAce on August 7th, 2008 at 11:27 am said:

Wow.


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+ NickC on August 7th, 2008 at 11:28 am said:

Total wow moment


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+ Charliesdad on August 7th, 2008 at 11:28 am said:

Good news! I’m hoping the entry criteria will be fairly liberal. I think allowing a larger number of people to explore and use the space will be beneficial not only for Sony to see what people do once inside, but will give the users a better idea of what Home is and what it can do with a large group to interact with instead of a large empty room (Second Life says, “Hello!”).


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+ eric1018 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:29 am said:

FINALLY!!! THANK YOU!! lol


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 11:37 am said:

    You are welcome! :)


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+ bronxchulo on August 7th, 2008 at 11:29 am said:

I’ve actually been upset that I wasn’t put into this beta a long time ago. Seems like no matter how many beta’s you did in the past for SONY on PS2, they just over look that and pick (from what i’ve seen) a bunch of random new people that just came into the PS life.


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+ Marceles on August 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

AGHAGHAHGH must…get…in…..


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+ Prezhulio on August 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

FINALLLY!!!! So awesome.

question: how many beta participants are you expanding it to?

will other things effect your chances of getting into the beta?

will it be done on a first download first entry basis? Thanks!


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+ Gr00v3r06 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

Please let me in I do want. I tried to get in last year. You can count me in on trying again to get in this year.


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+ Fersis on August 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

im happy as a kitten


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+ Wisdom Wanderer on August 7th, 2008 at 11:31 am said:

I can’t wait! I hope I can join in and help make Home a success!


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+ KillerAJD on August 7th, 2008 at 11:31 am said:

Man, I better get into this! Lol, hopefully at least. Glad to see Home is ramping up now, can’t wait to see the final product.


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+ Chrisrahosiris on August 7th, 2008 at 11:32 am said:

This is definitely great news. I hope to get in.


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+ Stinkin Mushroom on August 7th, 2008 at 11:32 am said:

Please reply to this: I’m European but i mostly go to the US store because the content is there much quicker, so most of the stuff, i downloaded on the US store.. Does that mean i’m screwed for the Home beta?

:( Please add me lol: Stinkinmushroom .. 100% trophies @ SSHD and counting @ Eden

:D


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+ StalkingSilence on August 7th, 2008 at 11:32 am said:

Awesome!
Any news on a 1942: Joint Strike demo or a supposed Tiger Woods 09 demo to join this awesome new home theme?

We’re keeping a log at PSLS: http://playstationlifestyle.net/2008/08/07/rumored-new-playstation%c2%ae-store-us-content-for-80708/


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+ Ghostm on August 7th, 2008 at 11:33 am said:

That sounds very cool. I hope I make it in. When will the actual thing be released anyways? Are we looking at 2009? What’s the word with Playstation Life?

Can someone please tell me what’s going with the PSN friend-list? Mine is all screwed up ever since I did the 2.41 update. Messages from one friend is going to multiple other friends inbox. Sometimes it says I have a message and I really don’t. It’s extremely screwy at this point. Will this bug be fixed anytime soon? It’s driving me insane. I know I’m not the only one with this issue.


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+ Federation on August 7th, 2008 at 11:33 am said:

You have to love this, and it’s my B-Day today. I’m at work but I get home I’ll download it.


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 11:41 am said:

    Happy Birthday!!!


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+ Stoffinator on August 7th, 2008 at 11:34 am said:

Glad I am already in the beta. Good luck to the new comers.


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+ SPARDA on August 7th, 2008 at 11:34 am said:

Going to download this as soon as it hits the store. I hope I get in

Thanks for the update

SPARDA


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+ Captain Fury on August 7th, 2008 at 11:34 am said:

soon…I’ll be looking through people’s windows

<_<


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+ badman1 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:35 am said:

is this for the uk store as well?


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+ CitizenInsane27 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:35 am said:

Haha! YES! I will hopefull be eligible, I play on PSN for at least 4-6 hours every day, plus I was one of the top commentators here on the blog. But who knows, I’m not getting my hopes up, but fingers crossed guys!


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+ xino on August 7th, 2008 at 11:35 am said:

hmm…nice. if I get in, I’m definately going to run and get a pick 5 ticket!


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+ Atoms on August 7th, 2008 at 11:36 am said:

The day has finally come!


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+ FrozoneUSMC on August 7th, 2008 at 11:36 am said:

I’ve been wanting to have a opportunity at participating in the Playstation Home Beta since word broke. I know I have been active on PSN and the Playstation Store. Hoping to get an invite :)


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+ Mr_Bob on August 7th, 2008 at 11:37 am said:

I hope the PSN activity doesnt mean buying lots of items from the store. Because I havent been able to do much buying thanks to not having a CC and Sony not taking out the PSN cards yet.


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+ chaosatom333 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:37 am said:

WHAT”S the space count? How many can get in?

14 million :)


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+ EvoAnubis on August 7th, 2008 at 11:37 am said:

I’m in! I’ve waiting for this. I’m VERY active on PSN, I’m a strong community member………I can do this.


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+ geekdadcanada on August 7th, 2008 at 11:38 am said:

Ok, that’s good for the US and Europe. Is Canada included anywhere?


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    + Jack Buser on August 7th, 2008 at 2:31 pm said:

    Canada is included.


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+ EktorOni on August 7th, 2008 at 11:38 am said:

I SO want to be a part of this!! I’ve been following PlayStation Home since the beginning…hopefully I get in!!


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+ chaosatom333 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:38 am said:

haha,
i gotta a message that i was posting the message too quickly.

LOL. It’s keeps those spamming the post away, but it’s kinda annyoing.

:(

Why can’t u ban those kinds of people.


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+ mikeohara on August 7th, 2008 at 11:39 am said:

Is the website gonna be updated to where we can register for the beta testing of Home?


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+ drdre74 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:39 am said:

most active on PLAYSTATION Network and PLAYSTATION Store. Hmm does that mean people that buy everything on the store are the ones going to get in? I’ve hardly bought anything on the store but demos and the add ons for Metal Gear which wasn’t on the store at all. lol! and the the COD4 and on. I’ll try my luck and see if i get lucky. Hook a black man up!


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+ SupremeStephan on August 7th, 2008 at 11:39 am said:

Nice! I’m European, so I’m hoping to get an e-mail soon.


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+ Traveler1990 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:40 am said:

It’s about time i think this way is better than how you guys originally did it, just sending out invites to people randomly some who didn’t even have ps3′s

please let me get in:)


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+ doodoo on August 7th, 2008 at 11:40 am said:

Hiya Jack! Stop by the Beta forum and say hi!!


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