PlayStation Europe has just tweeted the following message to notify folks: “The new PlayStation Store is now live in all EU territories.”
Short, sweet, and immediately followed by a Twitter denizen flaming the fresh redesign.
Net Troll (a telling name) replied to say: “It’s AWFUL!!! It’s so user UNfriendly, like some android indy app…”
The new interface for the store has been designed to make content much more easily searchable (with new sorting and filtering options), and to give each game a product page, linking out to all content such as DLC and demos.
The Store has also separated PS3, Vita and PSP content, so it isn’t all mixed up together in a confusing fashion.
Certainly the changes sound positive, but as we’ve noted, some users have indicated their displeasure at the new Store design.
One user, KevKev UK, posted his thoughts on the PlayStation blog, noting (as many others have) that the new Store lags (teething problems, according to Sony).
He also said: “To download a Plus item for free I am directed to a cart, then the checkout, I then have to confirm my purchase of a FREE item… and finally I am allowed to download it.”
“This was actually a step backwards as it now takes me several times longer to get my free plus items than it used to. It’s a start, but you have some work to do Sony as right now it feels more like a Beta.”
There are positive comments, too, though – but most people seem to have a couple of niggles to get off their chest.