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

Jack Buser's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

August 7th, 11:20 am

I WANT THIS

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    Jack Buser said:

    August 7th, 11:29 am

    Glad to hear it! ^_^

fatty65 said:

August 7th, 11:21 am

Sorry to Double post but,

How Many people will you be adding?

tearsofash said:

August 7th, 11:21 am

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

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    Jack Buser said:

    August 7th, 11:30 am

    You never know…Glass half full, right?

Clippins said:

August 7th, 11:22 am

Wow something on HOME today. Sweet deal!

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    Jack Buser said:

    August 7th, 11:31 am

    Stay tuned as there\’s more to come.

firehahahahahaha said:

August 7th, 11:23 am

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…

bpowter said:

August 7th, 11:23 am

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

BHard said:

August 7th, 11:23 am

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

DankandSticky said:

August 7th, 11:24 am

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 said:

    August 7th, 11:31 am

    You are very welcome!

babybluedb said:

August 7th, 11:25 am

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

WiFi Pirate said:

August 7th, 11:25 am

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

Kazzin said:

August 7th, 11:25 am

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

Stinkin Mushroom said:

August 7th, 11:26 am

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

narde15 said:

August 7th, 11:26 am

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

EViD said:

August 7th, 11:27 am

Good news. I am applying for sure.

BlazeofAce said:

August 7th, 11:27 am

Wow.

NickC said:

August 7th, 11:28 am

Total wow moment

Charliesdad said:

August 7th, 11:28 am

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!”).

eric1018 said:

August 7th, 11:29 am

FINALLY!!! THANK YOU!! lol

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    Jack Buser said:

    August 7th, 11:37 am

    You are welcome! :)

bronxchulo said:

August 7th, 11:29 am

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.

Marceles said:

August 7th, 11:30 am

AGHAGHAHGH must…get…in…..

Prezhulio said:

August 7th, 11:30 am

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!

Gr00v3r06 said:

August 7th, 11:30 am

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.

Fersis said:

August 7th, 11:30 am

im happy as a kitten

Wisdom Wanderer said:

August 7th, 11:31 am

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

KillerAJD said:

August 7th, 11:31 am

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.

Chrisrahosiris said:

August 7th, 11:32 am

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

Stinkin Mushroom said:

August 7th, 11:32 am

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

StalkingSilence said:

August 7th, 11:32 am

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/

Ghostm said:

August 7th, 11:33 am

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.

Federation said:

August 7th, 11:33 am

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 said:

    August 7th, 11:41 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

Stoffinator said:

August 7th, 11:34 am

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

SPARDA said:

August 7th, 11:34 am

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

Thanks for the update

SPARDA

Captain Fury said:

August 7th, 11:34 am

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

<_<

badman1 said:

August 7th, 11:35 am

is this for the uk store as well?

CitizenInsane27 said:

August 7th, 11:35 am

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!

xino said:

August 7th, 11:35 am

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

Atoms said:

August 7th, 11:36 am

The day has finally come!

FrozoneUSMC said:

August 7th, 11:36 am

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 :)

Mr_Bob said:

August 7th, 11:37 am

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.

chaosatom333 said:

August 7th, 11:37 am

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

14 million :)

EvoAnubis said:

August 7th, 11:37 am

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

geekdadcanada said:

August 7th, 11:38 am

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

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    Jack Buser said:

    August 7th, 2:31 pm

    Canada is included.

EktorOni said:

August 7th, 11:38 am

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

chaosatom333 said:

August 7th, 11:38 am

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.

mikeohara said:

August 7th, 11:39 am

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

drdre74 said:

August 7th, 11:39 am

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!

SupremeStephan said:

August 7th, 11:39 am

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

Traveler1990 said:

August 7th, 11:40 am

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:)

doodoo said:

August 7th, 11:40 am

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

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