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Take a Look Inside the New PlayStation Store

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Oct 17, 2012

Last week we gave you a sneak peek of the completely redesigned PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3. Along with the re-imagined user interface, we added predictive search and improved filtering to make finding content easier and faster. The new store also offers more in-depth information about games, add-ons and apps, as well as movies and TV shows, letting you browse and discover new types of content effortlessly.

The redesigned PlayStation Store launches in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil on October 23. In the meantime you can get a taste of what’s coming in this walkthrough video.

The new PlayStation Store for PS3 was designed from the ground up to enhance the entire user experience based on the feedback we received from you, our loyal fans.

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New PlayStation Store Coming October 23rd

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Oct 11, 2012

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Today we began previewing a completely redesigned PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3. We’ve listened closely to you and have incorporated your feedback to build a new PlayStation Store with a stunning new user interface, including simple search and powerful content discovery for an in-store experience that is more streamlined and accessible than ever before.

PlayStation Store now offers more than 20,000 pieces of game-related content including downloadable games, add-ons and themes and over 100,000 videos and TV shows. With so much to choose from, the redesign offers easier navigation and improved discovery to locate the perfect game, video or application.

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Online Game Save Storage Increase Coming with PS3 System Software Update (v4.25)

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Sep 11, 2012

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At this year’s Gamescom press conference, we announced that Online Game Save Storage will be upgraded to 1GB for PlayStation Plus members, and I’m happy to report that the increase will be available soon with PS3 system software update (v4.25)!

After you’ve installed the update, simply go to the Saved Data Utility under the Game column of the XMB. From there you can access the Online Storage folder and find any existing game saves already uploaded, as well as the increase in space to 1GB. So set your automatic download to upload every game save for every compatible game you play and enjoy the additional breathing room. You can also continue to use this feature to selectively upload game saves you specify.

Stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog for the latest info on future updates.

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PSone Classics Coming to PS Vita via the latest System Software Update (v1.80)

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Aug 14, 2012

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Hi, everyone. One of the key announcements coming out of Gamescom today is that the next PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) is coming your way late August, and will add support for playing PSone Classics on your PlayStation Vita. I know a lot of you have been looking forward to playing original PlayStation titles on the go.

In addition, you will be able to make various setting changes while games are running and take screenshots of your gameplay.
*It might not be possible to take screenshots in some applications, or in some parts of applications.

Listed below are a few other new features that will be added with the 1.80 update:

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PS3 System Software Update (v4.20)

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 25, 2012

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Tomorrow we will be releasing a new system software update (v4.20) for PlayStation 3 which will include a few minor updates in order to strengthen functionality and improve your overall experience.

As mentioned in our previous blog post, system software update (v4.10) added a feature that enabled you to hear your own voice through the Wireless Stereo Headset when playing multiplayer modes. This type of audio feedback is known as “sidetone.” Based on your comments, system software update (v4.20) will improve sidetone audio performance by giving you the option to select one out of five levels for microphone audio, or turn the feature off completely. For those of you who use the Wireless Stereo Headset to watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your PS3, this system software update will also enable virtual surround sound functionality, giving you a superior audio experience.

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PS Vita at E3, Minor System Software Update Coming

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 11, 2012

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Hi, Everyone. If you were following all of the coverage from E3 last week, you know that there’s plenty of great content coming to PlayStation Vita. From the first unveil of Assassin’s Creed III Liberation (which will also sport a limited-edition PS Vita bundle) to the announcement of PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale coming to Vita with PS3 cross-play support, from PSone classics support via a system software update (coming this summer) to new streaming partners (Hulu Plus and Crackle), the content lineup for PS Vita is stronger than ever.

In the coming months, you can look forward to new game reveals and other news for Vita; in the meantime, we wanted to let you know that a minor system software update will be released tonight that improves software stability. The update (v. 1.69) is completely optional, but we did want to give everyone a heads up that it was coming.

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PS Vita System Software Update (v1.65)

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Apr 02, 2012

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Update 4/3/2012: We identified a symptom that users can not play adhoc play in PSP titles if they download the system software, so we have taken down the system software temporarily. The system software will be available to download again soon.

Hi, everyone. The next PS Vita System Software Update (v1.65) will be released soon and will include the following minor enhancements:

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Walkthrough: Music Unlimited, Videos Now Available for PS Vita

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Mar 08, 2012

We’re excited to bring you some great ways keep you entertained with music and video anytime and anywhere on PS Vita. Check out our new video walkthrough to see how it all works.

First off, with a global library of more than 15 million songs, the Music Unlimited service is now available on PS Vita. The PS Vita application, which is now available, comes with some added features that take advantage of the PS Vita’s unique capabilities, enhancing the experience and making it one of the best versions of the service available. With the Music Unlimited service on PS Vita, you can use the touch screen for easy browsing, navigation and search. You can even manage your playlists on-the-go, adding tracks from our global library of millions of songs, with automatic synching of all of your playlists and preferences across the growing list of supported devices.

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