North American PlayStation Store update
- Posted September 14th, 2007 at 05:56 EDT by
- 16 Comments
The North American PlayStation Store has been updated this week with a ton of goodies. This week contains a range of downloadable games, demos, videos, and surprisingly a music track from Lair.
Additionally, there are now new thumbnails in the store and new genres for the Game Demos category. “Hopefully, this makes it easier to get to the content you want”, commented Grace Chen, Senior Manager at Sony. Below is the update for today.
New downloadable games:
• PixelJunk Racers (USD 6.99) - A single and multi-player slot car racing game, with 32 modes, 10 tracks and online rankings.
• High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition (USD 9.99) Ante up! Play limit or no-limit poker in five different game types. There’s single player mode or you can play up to five others online.
• PixelJunk Racers
• Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground
• NHL 08
• Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
• FIFA 08
Movie trailers, Videos, and Wallpapers:
• Everyday Shooter trailer
• Warhawk trailer
• Lair Behind the Scenes video
• Feel the Noise trailer
• Juiced 2 trailer
• High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition trailer
• Soul Calibur IV trailer
• High Stakes: Poker wallpaper
• 2 PixelJunk Racer wallpapers
• Folklore wallpaper
•Last but not least, the store also contains a music track from the dragon game, Lair.
Stay tuned, right here on PSU.
- 1:03am EDT - September 14th, 2007
And the EU got a couple of demos that were already available on the US store and the NGS update that was...oh yeah...already out on the US store...
Is it just me or are Sony reverting back to forgetting about the EU when they update...sheesh!
- 1:18am EDT - September 14th, 2007
At least you can look at it this way: Releasing things in the EU store after releasing them in the US is their way of catching up.
It would still be a h*** of a lot better to have a more unified system--one store to rule them all, right? But I think it's because they have so many different, independent divisions: SCEA, SCEE, SCEJ... it has its advantages and, in this case, disadvantages. At least, as I've noticed, they're no all that strict in trying to catch people with multi-region accounts. I think they're a bit more forgiving in that sense, since they know people want their stuff.
- 1:23am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Yet again Sony tramples on the Europeans!!!
- 1:26am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Oh what they have the Tony Hawks demo, thats out of order Sony why cant we UK bods have it too. or at least let us know when we are going to get it.........Next thursday????
- 2:50am EDT - September 14th, 2007
just create an US account ,simple isn't it ?
take 5 minutes and enjoy both PAL/US
- 2:55am EDT - September 14th, 2007
@ebe, then what is the point of a EU store?
- 3:02am EDT - September 14th, 2007
I dont' say, "Sony, don't make any effort", we, the europeans customer, are the ones you're the most happy with (sales number, higher price and so on), just continue to make us lagg behind NTSC as ever.
But that's the thing since.. ages (I'm 31). ANd I presume PSU's users are mostly hardcore gamer isn't it ? I ever imported any console, just for the sake of the 50Hz fiasco (slower, bordered games.. un-imaginable for me).
So we got crap console, unplayable game runing 20-25% slower than originaly.
But, what, 5% of the gamers knew it. the 95 other % didn't knew it and, apparently, were happy with completely sh**t and cr**¨p games and console !
my point is, if you're a harcore gamer, you find way to be satisfed (sorry my english). so for the moment, you create an US account.
that's for the 5% of hardcore gamers. the 95% else just is happy with the PAL Store, as they don't know there is more in other place.
make sens? but again, I don't say to not be critique vs Sony.
- 4:16am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Thats not bad at all... Sony seems to be making progress
- 4:37am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Its really not sonys fault for relasing things at different times for different countries. EU has different proccesses for aproving material than the US, and some material (Like Manhunt 2 for instance) may not get approved or will have to be changed, like it did, to get approved. im sure if it were up to sony, there wouldnt be any "Regional Codes'
- 5:21am EDT - September 14th, 2007
- 5:51am EDT - September 14th, 2007
I know it can be tough waiting on something you just want and that's it, but you gotta see it from a numbers aspect, there are millions of clients to satisfy, and Sony wants it done right, just bare with it for a while and I'm sure with time they'll iron out the kinks and make all loyal Sony-lovin' Patrons happy. Just look at how much they listen to the community already, what with all the Firmware upgraded addons they've been throwing at us and there are still more to come too. Trust me when I say this, Sony would want support from the consumer community and not just the money.
- 9:45am EDT - September 14th, 2007
LOL well the problem isnt that really that they need to change the game much or anything for them to be accepted. Look at Manhunt 2 the nethelands took it as it is they dont care. The problem with europe is simply that is consists of so many country's all with they're own rules and stores in different languages. That means a lot of extra work...you would think a regular european would know this just like i do. Why complain? they are doing A LOT of extra work to even bring out ANYTHING in Europe! The least you can do is stop complaining and accept the love they do give!
- 10:12am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Well getting tirred of Sony and their model for the EU. Hope they start treating us better or a lot of europeans may start using their money elsewhere...
- 12:46pm EDT - September 14th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... this was a great update and i disagree about sony screwing over the Europeans i reckon we got a pretty good update this week. BTW great info about Lair track totally missed that
- 1:38pm EDT - September 14th, 2007
wow 5 demos
- 12:07pm EDT - September 15th, 2007
• PixelJunk Racers
It's cool but why do they even ask money for this. In one week you could make a game in flash that's exactly the same... Just like the motorstorm stuff, you invert a track, modify it a bit, ask money for it,... ask money per car you add..., sounds a bit cheap (lol cheap) to me...
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