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Apr 14

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by 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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necronzero said:

April 14th, 2:39 pm

@ 250

I disagree, they should focus on IMPORTANT stuff first… i agree on the fact that the more features the better, but sony needs to start prioritizing their updates…



We thank you for the new store, but I think you guys just made this blog to make us think u listen… cause if u were, wed prolly have In game XMB alrdy… I calculate there are more than 5000 posts asking for In game XMB and yet u dont even reply to them.
Yet u guys keep giving us USELESS updates -_-
In game XMB is the only thing that makes PSN inferior to XBL…
Also, when will PSN have service for Mexico?

On another topic. I bought a DS3 in Mexico, but I got a Japanese DS3, though it works perfectly fine with my PS3, (mexico&japan = 110V) so when my battery dies, will i get it replaced?

fanboys are fanboys, and yet i admit that the stressbox has an amazing library of games and a dashboard that i envy… ill stick with my ps3 hoping sony ONE day will listen to us all and give us in game xmb and home…

schu70 said:

April 14th, 2:41 pm

@ post #126 – that update was out over a week ago….

Darkus | April 14th, 2008 at 10:08 am

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

Noel Silvia replied on April 14, 2008 at 10:30 am
That is correct.
A new Firmware update for your PSP system is coming soon.
Check out Eric’s blog post here to learn more about it:

Redshryke said:

April 14th, 2:42 pm


No, obviously you didn’t read that “stuff” right. All the guy said was that the effort they used to provide this improvement for the PS Store should have been used for HOME and/or In-Game XMB. He didn’t say anything about stop providing for everything else.

Maybe you need to shut the _ up.

jimmyn28 said:

April 14th, 2:42 pm

Where’s Home and in-game XMB?

scooter614 said:

April 14th, 2:44 pm

I don’t know if anyone knows but a while back Playstation said that a private beta for Home would be given to those who have signed up there username on the blog to be invited to the beta. Is this true?

EktorOni said:

April 14th, 2:44 pm

I’m anxious to use the new store.

Question: Can we expect to see the Rock Band DLC that we’ve missed for the past two weeks up tomorrow or we’ll have to wait until Thursday for the next update?

Redshryke said:

April 14th, 2:45 pm


No, obviously you didn’t read that “stuff” right. All the guy said was that the effort they used to provide this improvement for the PS Store should have been used for HOME and/or In-Game XMB. He didn’t say anything about stop providing for everything else. You bashed that guy and didn’t even understand what he wrote.

Maybe you need to shut the _ up.

Slimer said:

April 14th, 2:54 pm

So what is the big surprise that is coming out on the 17th? hopefully some good demos…

schu70 said:

April 14th, 2:54 pm

Re: post #126 – the update was out over a week ago.

Darkus | April 14th, 2008 at 10:08 am

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

Noel Silvia replied on April 14, 2008 at 10:30 am
That is correct.
A new Firmware update for your PSP system is coming soon.
Check out Eric’s blog post here to learn more about it:

Stavtag said:

April 14th, 3:01 pm

Hey everyone! I’m a newcomer :p

I just want to say that it is our fault that we have connected Konami’s Big Announcement (which will probably be a MGS4 PS3 LE Bundle for pal territories), with the PSN store re-invention!

I’m just sick and tired waiting for in-game XMB and Home, like all you people! But the thing is that i haven’t bought my ps3 for these 2 features! So, i’m looking forward to my getting gtaIV and from now on i will be taking all the rumours, regarding the store,home and in-game XMB, with a grain of salt, thank you very much!

WHAT said:

April 14th, 3:02 pm

Just finish watching I am Legend BD. Talk about a confusing menu system. I swear I picked the one they showed in the theaters, but when I got to the end. It was the other ending. It totally ruined the movie for me. :( I went OL to do what I do best (complain). Was made to look like a fool. Went back to watch the real ending. It took a couple of trys, but finally got it. Better ending, but still sucked ;). The old PSN Store was never that bad.

I guess what I’m trying to get at. With three major system moving games coming forth in the next couple months. Is the PSN Store really the focal point in which Sony should be cleaning up? For people that have had the system now for awhile, the old store is a routine of a matter of a minute. For new people to the PS3 PSN Store. It’s a wonderful way to kick back and explore. I for one am someone that liked the old store and will no doubt like this one to. Just seems like something you should have done when the store content size forced your hand.

PSPMAN07 said:

April 14th, 3:09 pm

@ 207, ksmooches

Wrong, if the game you intend to purchase is under 4.99, you have to put 5 dollars into your wallet, regardless of using the said method. This is why I asked this question specifically ;). Now the Buy Now feature may have remedy such problems, but I haven’t brought anything under 4.99 since this feature was added, so I don’t know, however I’d like to know that I don’t have to put extra money onto my wallet, when its not needed.

Flokaaki said:

April 14th, 3:15 pm

we all know. the new shop looks 1000 times better then the old one (good job sony). and in Game XMB will come soon or later (i dont need it know).

but i want a other Possibility to Pay the stuff on the store or to download new songs for singstar! i dont have a credit card and i waited a long time for the PSN-Cards!

My Wii-console has the Possibility. i can buy the wii-points-card in each store i want and can play the games from virtual console. and a friend has X-Box 360 and Microsoft has the same Possibility. so what are you waiting for sony?

I know a lot of People who wants the psn-card to buy Something.

You lose Money, Sony !! dont forget that.

Gunwing said:

April 14th, 3:25 pm

Well I’ll Agree that HOME is important, but if Sony wants to get more poeple to buy their consoles, as well as more downloads from PSN they need their PSN Cards from Japan, and the UK to hit the US and other EU locations so all PS3 owners can get in on the action.

BTW killer job on the new Store! I like it’s layout and the fact that it has search functions makes it even better! You rock Sony!

zanzibarlegend said:

April 14th, 3:27 pm


take a hike you troll.

secondly, i cant wait for ps store redesign

thirdly, i hope there are soem good surprises whe this bad boy launches.

keep up the good work Grace & Noel!

Randolph said:

April 14th, 3:27 pm

You guys NEED more PSone games with this update Thursday. Seriously, the difference in support for that feature is ludicrous between Japan and everywhere else.

joel said:

April 14th, 4:38 pm

You guys need to release the HOME OPEN BETA, you need more testers, and more people to enjoy the experience.

We long time 60GB ps3 gamers should have been the ones in the beta, seeing as we payed the most for the PS3 in the first place.

frito said:

April 14th, 4:49 pm


1st you little kids have no idea what you are talking about do you?

please, tighten the shades in your mother’s basements, i think some sun is actually able to strike your skins!




it really is fun riling you up!

and soooo easy!


jimmyn28 said:

April 14th, 4:57 pm


Good one.

Lowe0 said:

April 14th, 5:19 pm

After making a new store that (presumably) has a much easier-to-use back end for making content available, you still stick to the same weak Thursday update garbage?

Knock that trash off and get that content out the same day Xbox users get it!

aaquib said:

April 14th, 5:31 pm

Don’t worry guys, Home will be out for PS4. Sony just wants to keep perfecting it till then. From an Fall 07 full release to a Spring 08 full launch, to a summer 08 beta? Sony’s high if they think we still have interest in this. They can’t even be bothered to get us IN-GAME XMB, a simple functionality Microsoft has mastered since Nov.05, what makes you think we’ll get a project as ambitious as Home?

Sony is Like.No.Other

Their waiting periods are truly Like.No.Other

thatsmartguywiththefro said:

April 14th, 5:36 pm

XMB in 2.4 refers to the supposed in game communication, which could be in Game chat or full on in Game XMB. However, this may or may not be happening by this summer do to delays.

Delpij said:

April 14th, 5:42 pm

I’m pretty happy with the new layout (including smooth visual effects).
But I really hope it comes with more interesting updates on thursday…
We -all- know that PSN lacks of content.
Hope they’ve got some surprises… At least.
I feel pretty bad when I look @ XBL…

roesoe said:

April 14th, 5:50 pm

does anyone no when home will come out can sony or somebody give me a answer please!!!

roesoe said:

April 14th, 5:54 pm

does anyone know when home is coming out i just want a answer can anyone tell me please!!!

necronzero said:

April 14th, 5:54 pm


As bad as it sounds… I agree, Sony Is [DELETED] us… they announced Home CENTURIES AGO… IN GAME XMB??? Same story… maybe well have a completely featured console by PS4…
I LOVE MY PS3, I KNOW ITS BETTER THAN THE STRESSBOX… u guys have been in this business for longer, and yet Micro[DELETED] is doing a better job! CAUSE THEYRE CARING FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS…
Well not entirely cause the hardware sucks…
but the features it has are impressive, the dashboard is amazing… in game dashboard OWNS ASS… being able to chat with ur friends while ur playing is simple OWNAGE…

Sony, weve been asking for In game XMB since January 2007… were on April 2008! AND YET we still dont get what we want… You guys say u listen to us but U DONT…
I dont care about a stupid [DELETED] new look and stuff in the store, I JUST WANT EASY COMMUNICATION WITH MY FRIENDS. THATS WHAT 3.5/4 of the people that has posted here WANT.

enewtabie said:

April 14th, 6:32 pm


Since it apparent,you’ve never dealt with video game industry..maybe do a little research? Quit whining about XMB and Home..It’ll get here when its done unless you want to whine some more when Home comes out buggy or the XMB screen blacks out?? If you can’t have any patience..move on since the PS3 is not for you apparently.

Milereb said:

April 14th, 6:42 pm

Is there any possiblity that in the future paypal will be accepted? Where I come from it´s not common practice to have a creditcard and also rumour has come out that the PSN-cards might never see the light here in Europe either.

Irrgang said:

April 14th, 6:43 pm

ok here is what i would like to see on the store this week i just counted my eye of judgment set 2 cards i have 88 of them yet i cant play them that really Blows ! i want to be able to pay the $15 to get the update this week not the 28 th or the 25 th

Irrgang said:

April 14th, 6:46 pm

i have 88 eye of judgment set 2 card and cant use them i would love to be able to play them this week can we get the option to buy the liscense this week come on 3 vendors in the Usa i know of have been shipping them since last friday

vick-fr said:

April 14th, 6:46 pm

pls sell your ps3, you disgust with your tone of voice.
don’t speak on behalf of me, I’ll do that my own.
I don’t need in-game XMB, I can wait for Home, and certainly I can do without your flaming posts.

deadpool7 said:

April 14th, 7:03 pm

Come on guys! This is a post about the store being down b/c the PSN (which is free by the way) is being updated for us, yet all I read are posts by people whining about Home. Guess what?! I want Home and in-game XMB too but this isn’t the place to cry about it. It will be out and I’d rather have it perfected than rushed so chill out and enjoy the new store for now. SHEESH!!!

vick-fr said:

April 14th, 7:27 pm

interesting move to have part of the store being generated on the client side, with the server just providing the data part, is this the first step into ‘home’ integration? or are you planning on other data feeds to enrich the store (PS radio is rumored).
BTW, a user ranking system of the DL-content would be most welcome. instead of trusting the gamer-sides, I would rely more on an official PS DL ranking.

P_tear_griffin said:

April 14th, 7:31 pm

One thing is to suggest features that Sony could implement in future updates. Another thing is to complain about features. It’s really disappointing to see that some people still do the latter when we are getting nice stuff like the revamped store. Guess you can never please everybody!

BabeBro said:

April 14th, 7:43 pm

Love the new store layout can’t wait to use it! Good work on everything and please bring HOME soon!

skater2 said:

April 14th, 8:03 pm

When does the update come out?

Lowe0 said:

April 14th, 8:03 pm

@283: Not that interesting, really. It’s probably just a web service – trendy stuff back when I was in college, but old hat now.

sevenlives said:

April 14th, 8:06 pm

But hey, atleast we’ll get in-store XMB right? lol Couldn’t really access the xmb while in store as far as I can remember.

With this new store being embedded in the system I’m guessing we could now…sounds like a LITTLE surprise to me. lol :)

necronzero said:

April 14th, 8:07 pm

You ask for ppl not to tell u what to do… yet u do the same sheet…. Oh the irony.
And secondly, re read my post… I never said u needed it… u assumed it.. SUCKER


Weve been patient enuff… its been more than a year and still were waiting like idiots

bordan said:

April 14th, 9:07 pm

Noel, have you guys considerd a sleep timer setting for blu-ray/dvd viewing?

AGQ0105 said:

April 14th, 9:28 pm

Just Updated to the new store, none of the icons show any pictures. Maybe by tomorrow they’ll have that running full speed.

Forsaken_Hawkeye said:

April 14th, 9:28 pm

new psn store > xbox live and i have and xbox liking ps3 more and more

Goodfella2487 said:

April 14th, 9:52 pm

Having some issues with broken images on the new store. The functionality is fine, just cant see the preview images … probably due to so many trying to access the store at once.

southwoodS said:

April 14th, 10:03 pm

ya me to.

southwoodS said:

April 14th, 10:05 pm

More IMages are gettting loaded now. A lot more.

RobotNinja123 said:

April 14th, 10:21 pm

Well it potentially could mean anything….the waiting game is somewhat bothersome lol. But all is well that ends well right?
Quick Question though, yesterday I was randomly logged out of the PSN. Checked my router all was fine….so could it possibly effect some US. users PSN access other then the store? This randomized log out of my acc occured numerous times……

masulsa said:

April 14th, 10:25 pm

I have broken images also. Glad I am not the only one.

When are we going to have Flash 9 capability? This is very important for us. Why have a great PS3 and a crappy browser?!?

How do you view the videos in the store like this lady is demonstrating? So far, I have to view the videos in the same manner as before. I have to leave the store to view it. That is not what was demonstrated to us.

masulsa said:

April 14th, 10:26 pm

New store. Great, but not all that exciting.

What happened to the new audio codecs? Was that part of the update?

masulsa said:

April 14th, 10:31 pm

Big Surprise?

Playstation Network Card is coming!

You can type in the number for your PNC to add funds to your account.


RobotNinja123 said:

April 14th, 10:33 pm

sorry for the double post, a word of advice for those of you without credit cards. You can just go purchase a prepaid card and add whatever money you want on it and the PSN store will take it as a credit card. So please quit with the whining on “oh sony we need prepaid cards.” man they work for phones as well.. I am sure other countries have these at their disposal. Enough with the xbox dashboard rants…I own a 360 their dash is great for a few months then it becomes bothersome, there is nothing like playing a game getting seriously hooked on killing a boss or what not and some friend of yours randomly messages you and their little pop up menu distracts you and you die. It’s great to have don’t get me wrong but this pushy commentary is intrusive. Live is nothing, even their multiplayer aspect is a shame. Sure silver is free, but why pay for gold when you need to put up with idiots on there who have no intrest in playing fair?
At least on PSN I have yet to run into some lame n00b who claims their l33t. Then talks trash on my family or something. Again In Game XMB is cool, so is custom soundtracks but man once you get it, well it’s just another added feature that I guarantee half of the PS3 users won’t use after 5 months. Unless you’re a hardcore sports fan or xtreme sports fan. Thats just my opinion but Iv’e seen it occur already within the xbox community. PEACE

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