New PlayStation Store launch delayed

New release date not yet set.

October 20, 2012 / 12:42 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Sony’s new PlayStation Store launched in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand earlier this week, but was taken down for repairs after reports of several issues and inconveniences. While many of these issues have been resolved, according to Sony, the company has decided to postpone the October 23 launch of the new store in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. This is “to be certain that you have an exceptional experience with the new store.”

A new release date has not been set. At this time, the Europe, Australia, and New Zealand stores are still down, as well.

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

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  • vertical09

    There was nothing wrong with the old store in the first place Sony….

    • MrRobbyM

      ..This. It was easy to read and organized. This reminds me of the 360 dash. Confusing.

      • Kazziyan

        What? X360 Dashboard was great. ._.

        • MrRobbyM

          It looked great but, I forgot what exactly I was looking for, but it was multiple times where I couldn’t find something. Yeah the Ps Store wasn’t that great looking but it was well organized and easy to navigate. It’s like they both lacked what the other needed.

          • Kazziyan

            If we go with that line of thought- both had the same issues. Not just one over the other. It was definitely not easy to navigate and its technical issues didn’t help either. You probably didn’t experience it since it varies I’m assuming, but for many it was there.

            • DrForbidden

              Well, my experience is the same: Marketplace a confusing mess, PSN store well-organised and easy to navigate. To each his own, I suppose.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fitzpatrick-Phillips/1786364591 Fitzpatrick Phillips

          Its horribly annoying to navigate, there are ads everywhere and it tries too hard to be edgy for the sake of aesthetics. Its a mess.

          • Kazziyan

            Dunno what kind of dashboard you were using, but it was extremely easy to navigate for me. To each his own.

    • Kazziyan

      I thought it was hideous looking. So, lol. Glad they changed it. Well, more so had a lot of technical issues was the problem.

  • http://twitter.com/Veruses Verus

    All they needed to fix was the Download List… ugh… the download list…

  • Bloodios

    I don’t really see the need for the change. Personally, I’m happy with the old one, so I’m not exactly happy to hear that they are trying to fix what (I believe) isn’t broken. I mean, I can understand if the new one is vastly superior or something along those lines, but from I have been hearing from the folks in Europe who had the opportunity to experience it, that doesn’t seem to be the case. At the moment, I can’t help but feel that spending time to come up with a new design just so that in the end, even more time has to be invested to keep the whole thing from breaking apart just seems like an incredibly pointless waste of time…

    They should just focus on redesigning the stupid Download List instead. Having something like a folder on a Microsoft Windows PC with a thousand files in Detail View that is sorted by date and can only be navigated using directional keys while having a monitor that only has the maximum resolution of 800×600 is an extremely frustrating idea that should have been fixed years ago.

    • PrinceHeir

      i just want to be able to sort things(download list, music, photos, game saves)

      by either alphabetically, date, etc.

      plus they should also put a PSN folder that keep tracks of your download DLC.

      since sometimes i don’t know if the DLC is installed and i don’t want redownload it if i already have it.

  • dr000d

    Way to have Europe beta test, Sony.

  • LordKaiser

    I can wait for it. BTW if I have a UK account i can access this new store on my USA PS3 right?
     

  • LordKaiser

    I went to the UK store and I don’t like the new store. It would be good if you could search the DLC by the first letter of the DLC. It took me longer to search for a specific dlc than the regular store. BTW WKCII ark weapons are back on the store for those who play it.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I can wait a little while longer.