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PlayStation Store Update Makes Some Much-Needed Improvements

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PlayStation Store Update Makes Some Much-Needed Improvements

A few weeks back Sony rolled out a number of updates for a completely new-look browser-based PlayStation Store. In an attempt to streamline the experience and get everyone ready for the PlayStation 5, the redesign involved waving goodbye to PlayStation 3 and Vita games, as well as giving the site a new, minimalist aesthetic.

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It's safe to say that the redesign proved a fairly... divisive experience. Of course while things like the look and overall design of the site really boil down to a matter of taste, there's no getting around the fact that there were some glaring issues. One of the biggest problems people had with the new-look store - myself included - is that games were displayed with tiny thumbnails and no text underneath to tell us what any of the games were.

PlayStation 5 / Credit: Sony
PlayStation 5 / Credit: Sony

While the vast majority of the thumbnails displayed the names of each game alongside some artwork, it quickly became apparent that the mixture of designs and fonts on each thumb meant that working out what some of the more obscure or lesser-known titles were required a little more effort than was perhaps needed.

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The good news is that Sony has updated the store accordingly. If you head over there now, you'll see nice uniform text underneath every thumbnail letting you know clearly what each game is. You still have to click on the individual titles to get the price, but this is a step in the right direction. As with any new website, there are always bound to be teething problems, right?

The PlayStation 5 launches in the UK on November 19th, although Sony recently warned not to expect to able to pick up a console in-store on launch day. While the next-gen hardware will be available in some capacity for those who didn't secure a pre-order, Sony has wisely opted for an online only launch in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and renewed lockdowns across the globe.

"Due to the high interest and many orders from users, the launch is sold out by the reserved amount," PlayStation Japan explained in a blog post. "While there are still concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, we do not plan to hold events or sell PS5 at stores on the day of PS5 release in order to ensure the safety of customers, retailers, and staff."

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Topics: PlayStation 5, Next-Gen, News

Ewan Moore
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