PlayStation Store Update

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Hi, everyone! Just wanted to provide an update about the PlayStation Store. The store for both the PS3 and PC will be unavailable starting early morning Monday, April 14 through early morning of Tuesday, April 15. You will not be able to access either store during this maintenance window.

As you know, we are preparing to release the revamped interface of the PlayStation Store for the PS3, which will be available on Tuesday. Regular weekly updates of the store will resume on Thursday, April 17, along with the release of GT5 Prologue.

Thanks for all the positive feedback about the upcoming store design!

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398 Comments

  • @46
    get a life

    @35
    Thanks.

  • I’m curious to know what the suprise is about today that was mentioned in the last PS blog post. I hope this isn’t it.

  • Thanks for keeping us updated Grace!

    @ everyone

    the surprise will most likely be MGS4 related since the guy that posted that blog post is from Konami. I think it might this http://kotaku.com/379264/oh-that-mgs4-headset-is-real

  • Thanx Grace, I’m assuming this is the same for the EU store too?

    Please can we have more PS1 classics up on the store this year. That’s what I want most out of the PS Store.

  • metal gear solid headset is the surprise…letdown confirmed.

  • @Aaron

    have you taken a close look at the picture of the headset? look at it’s weight……12LBS.

    now take a look at the dimensions. the smallest dimensions are 5″x8″. do you really know how big that is? get a tape measure.

  • There will be a metal gear blog post sometime today to let us all know the “surprise”.

  • I agree if the suprise is the MGS4 headset, although cool, I’d still be let down because there is no confirmation as to when the MGS4/PS3 bundle will be available.

  • A MGS headset wouldn’t be a letdown, that sounds pretty sweet. especially considering everything else thats coming out a bonus like this is pretty awesome.

  • If the suprise is the MGS4 headset, although cool, I’d still be let down because there is no confirmation as to when the MGS4/PS3 bundle will be made available.

  • @58

    incase you didn’t read the MGS4 blog post…

    “In case you have not heard, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots hits stores June 12th, 2008 and is rated “M” by the ESRB. This is for all the different configurations of the product, detailed below, which includes: the “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” Standard Edition, the “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” Limited Edition, the “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” PLAYSTATION 3 Hardware Bundle, and the “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” Limited Edition PLAYSTATION 3 Hardware Bundle. We’ll get to details on each of these below.”

  • Oh sweet. I mean come on people if you already haven’t admitted it, you should. This is awesome. Unlike Xbox, Playstation actually updates their things frequently.. and I bet the Sony Blog Employee’s are having a kick reading all our comments. lol

  • @eclipsed4utoo

    Thats the different packs stores can order thats why its 12lbs lol

  • I can’t wait to check it out :)

  • @63

    ok…that could be the case….so what about the dimensions for the .5oz “product”. that would have to be the weight of the actual headset, correct? at 5″x9″(8.8″), that’s going to take up more than half of the side of your head.

  • just one more day YES!

  • Make the EoJ Set 2 licence download available for purchase in North America, as the Set 2 physical cards are already available to the public (e.g. Gamestop) and they can’t use them if they can’t download the EoJ set 2 licence.

  • EoJ = Eye of Judgment

  • Clearing up some space on my 60gb for Thursday.

  • Cool. But i cant wait for the surprise…. if there really is one… and if it really is special.

  • maybe (hopefully) its another MGS special edition that comes with a soda drinking monkey.

  • @66…that ‘poster’ is for retailers. The dimensions you are seeing is including the packaging…it is not the dimensions of the actual headset. Sheeeesh.

    If it wasn’t for Kotaku (again) getting wind of the headset I’d think it would be a great ‘surprise’ from Konami to post on the blog…many of you seem to expect mana from above.

    @Toybox…or you could visit the SonyStyle store and pre-order it. http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665371946

    Looking forward to the new integrated store…it’ll make my Thursdays nicer.

  • Sweet! Hope there are many new items not just GTP!

  • No theories that the surprise will be the moving of Home to open beta?

  • Just a out of the blue question but when the new store goes up, will it be formatted for 16:9 480p? I noticed that for the old store, when you went to it in 16:9 480p, it only comes up in a 4:3 aspect. I ask this cause I’m more comfortable with 16:9 480p because on my Sony WEGA, 720p cuts off the edges of the screen (for the store, for games, etc.).

  • Thanks for the correction everyone. I can’t type this morning. I meant confirmation as to when the MGS4/PS3 pre-orders will be made available.

  • @NSI

    does Home have anything to do with Konami?

  • Thanks for the update.

  • @77 see @73 pre order is up.

  • wat a great b-day present 4 me on my 19th..

  • the only news i am interested in is where and when i can reserve/purchase the limited edition hardware. i have cash and card in hand, just waiting.

  • thanks for the update, keep em coming! Can’t wait!

  • I demand to be surprised!!!

  • I CAN NOT WAIT FOR MGS4 GUNMETAL GREY PS3 PRE-ORDER! I hope that is the big surprise today as i am parked in front, ready to do so =]

    @80
    WHERE IS THE PREORDER UP?

  • That is great I can’t wait. Is the launch of the new store going to hinder releases of new content on the store this week?

  • HOME Open Beta… xD

  • @ 86:

    Content resumes this Thursday so no.

  • I love surprises!

  • Funny thing i noticed with last update 2.20 Fix the problem I had with my External drive Staying ON(whether my PS3 was on or not). now it shut’s OFF when I shut my system down (like it did back in the Day). I was wondering if they could ever get them controllers charging why system was down. Can’t wait for new Store About time!!!!!

  • @90

    It would also be nice to download while your PS3 was in Standby mode.

  • It would be cool if the Suprise was the XMB being released in this Update instead of the next 2.40. Now that would be a SHOCK to me but I won’t get my hopes up that fast lol. And by the way all you that keep asking how much that New bundle MGS will be, its going to cost 500.00. Now you know! I already have a 80gig but my wife wants a PS3 so I told her I’ll give her mine and buy that Bundle for me in June LOL. She wants mine anyway cause those boring no use 40 gigs is the only PS3’s out and almost everyone doesn’t care for those. She loves she will have a 80gig too that reads Memory cards, unlike the 40gigs. I never care about BC. I get sick of hearing everyone BIT**ing about that every week on this MGS bundle coming June 12th 2008. If you want to play old PS2 games then buy a PS2 how hard is that, why would you DIS the PS3 with old games, It’s NEXT GEN not old so put it to USE with PS3 games thats what NEXT GEN MEANS. I hope they take that BC feature out and add something of more use like include a Full Keyboard with the PS3 bundle’s now. That I’d want way more than that UN-NEEDED BC. Dang you guys just go play those PS2 games on your dang PS2. JEEZE!!

  • @ 37 – well seeing as its changing from a web based store to an application then im not surprised… plus they are doing this worldwide – and it has to be based in one part of the world – thats why its 24 hours – different time zones

    cant wait for this – keep up the great work and thnx for keepin us updated!!

  • I hope this store tells you how big the file size is before it starts to download.

  • @KingLink

    I guess you would rather then release buggy, incomplete features just so we can say, “look what we got”.

    Yeah, c’mon Sony, rush everything just to get it out. we don’t care if it turns out crappy. we just want anything.

  • PLEASE MGS4 NEWS for the surprise!
    Gun Metal Grey MGS4 PS3

  • @96 – whoelse

    the current store tells you how big the file is before downloading.

  • nice, we have our faith in you…
    and in the MGO beta :]
    is the PSN going to be down for online games meanwhile that happens?

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    + Here’s my lame firmware wants which no one EVER mentioned before

    + In game Xmb

    That basically sums up these comments… Such insight!

    Grace, you should be proud, you and your team did an amazing job on the new store.

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