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News hardware & software 25 October 2020, 17:46

author: Paul Musiolik

New PS Store Design Criticized by Players

The new version of PlayStation Store on PC has stirred controversy from the start. As the days go by, there are more and more voices of dissatisfaction coming from the gamers.

  1. The new PC version of PlayStation Store has been available for several days now.
  2. As soon as it was launched, dissatisfied gamers started pointing out its shortcomings to Sony.

The new version of PlayStation Store has been available for several days now. During this time, it has met with a wave of criticism from the players on social media. Whether the criticism is justified, everyone will judge for themselves. However, when you look at what Sony is being criticized for, it's hard not to admit some point to embittered PlayStation Store users.

The new PC version of Sony Store has a refreshed look that adapts better to the screen resolution, but still leaves a lot of space unused. However, it's not the new design that's the biggest problem, but the removal of many previously available features.

We've known about the removal of wishlist for a long time, but its absence is still quite controversial. In addition, there is no filtering in the shop. Zero customization options for searches, no titles on the list of all games, unrelated DLC, and removal of galleries and trailers from the game card. The list goes on and each of you could add something from yourself. In short, the store may have gotten a little prettier, but it has lost a lot of conveniences. The rest of our editorial team agrees in private conversations.

Such a drastic change is probably due to unprofitability of preparing a new version of the store that would enable access to games from PSP, PS Vita, and PS3. As a consequence, an unpopular decision was made, to start over from scratch. For someone who starts their adventure with Sony from PlayStation 5, this will be a good move. The PC Store already works much better than the old version. However, if, like me, you're one of the people who've been with PS Store from the start (the launch of PlayStation 3), access to older digital games will be extremely frustrating.

Hopefully, Sony will update the PC Store as soon as possible and fill in the most pressing gaps.

  1. PS5 - official website

Paul Musiolik

Paul Musiolik

Started writing about games on the SquareZone website. Later, he wrote and managed the non-existent, and currently runs his own blog about games. He hasn't yet written a text that he would be 100% satisfied with. He started his adventure with games at the age of 3, when he managed to convince his father to buy a C64 computer. The love for electronic entertainment awakened by Flimbo's Quest blossomed during the first adventures with Heroes of Might & Magic, reaching its peak after purchasing the first PlayStation. As he grew older, he had more encounters with Nintendo portable consoles, and also returned to the PC as an additional gaming platform. He collects games and is a fan of emulation.