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Is the PSN Getting a Makeover?

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The current PlayStation Store (above) is nice and all, but some might find it a bit text heavy. Some being me! It's also not the most vibrant place. If The Register is to be believed, that could change.

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According to The Register, Sony is revamping the PS Store, making it more like Xbox Live and Steam, with more focus on images and less on text. An insider said the new layout is far less cluttered and has "logically marked sections and rolodex lists".

It also will apparently have a new, live search function that will take the place of the current text-entry form, which is a separate page.

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The movie section is also getting retooled, The Register reported. It will supposedly be like IMDB. Important details will appear on the screen's right, such as lead actor. Clicking on that will take PSN users to that actor's landing page. Games will be searchable apparently in a similar way—by genre, publisher, developer, etc.

There's supposed to be a "Deals of the Week" section, too. If true, that should make it easier to find deals.

This might be Sony trying to win back PSN users after the security breach. Whatever it is, a less cluttered PSN is welcomed.

Kotaku is reaching out to Sony for a comment and will update this post should the company respond.

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Sony quietly tests PlayStation Network revamp [reghardware]

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DISCUSSION

So... it will look MORE like Xbox. Again. Again. I mean- I don't mind- I prefer XBLM over PSN, but it's just becoming an ongoing trend that PSN/XMB/Everything else is becoming more XB like. It does make it easier for cross platform people to find stuff I guess. If I had my way, I'd just make Xbox get rid of those stupid MSP system and just do damn MONEY like PSN!