While Microsoft has changed the look of the Xbox 360 UI multiple times over the course of this generation, Sony has kept the interface for the PS3 relatively static. That’s all going to change soon, as Sony just announced that they’re going to drastically overhaul the look and interface of the Playstation Store next Wednesday.
The new layout will supposedly make it easier to find content that you’re specifically looking for, and it will separate content for the PS3, Vita, and PSP into different stores. The change in UI will also add a new “front page” that appears when you start up the system that Sony says will give users a better idea of what new games, movies, and music are available this week.
I’m not sure if I like the new look — the current PS Store suffers from a clunky layout, sure, but I’m not sure this will be an improvement. The whole thing kind of looks like the Metro UI that Microsoft has been forcing on all of its devices (right down to the font,) and I haven’t really been a huge fan of that interface, especially when it was shoehorned onto my Xbox 360. Regardless, I suppose it’s good news that Sony is at least trying to improve the PS Store, and I’ll reserve final judgement until I get to try it out next week.