Sony will begin rolling out a redesigned PlayStation Store this week in Europe, on October 17, and next week in North America, on October 26, for the PlayStation 3 home console.
Sony is beginning to focus more and more on its digital content that’s currently being offered through the PlayStation Store, with more and more big games being sold on day one via the marketplace.
In order to improve on the whole experience, the company has now confirmed that a redesigned version of the PS Store will be released later this week, on October 17, for its European territories, and that the new edition of the online marketplace will arrive for North American customers on October 26.
“We’ve listened closely to your feedback and used it to build a brand new PlayStation Store. With a stunning new user interface, simple search and powerful content discovery, it’s an in-store experience that’s more streamlined and accessible than ever before,” Sony said.
The new PS Store will emphasize not just gaming-related content, like full-fledged digital downloads, DLC or downloadable experiences, but also the videos, TV Shows, or apps that can be downloaded via the marketplace.
“PlayStation Store now offers more than 20,000 pieces of game-related content including downloadable games, add-ons and themes and more than 100,000 videos and TV shows,” the company added.
“With so much to choose from, the redesign offers easier navigation to locate the perfect game, video or application. Product pages will deliver in-depth information about games and videos, while providing an amazing high definition visual experience found only on PS3.”
The new look of the PS Store can be admired in the image above and later this week, on October 17, when it’s released for European PS3 owners. North American users can look forward to its launch on October 26.
PS Vita owners, apparently, will still experience the current version of the PS Store, at least for now.