The "New" (photoshopped) PS Store

cruzader

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MAKE SURE YOU DIGG IT!
http://digg.com/playstation_3/Cruzader_s_PlayStation_Store

I wanted to make this as if the PS Store was not redesigned, but instead completely remade from the ground up. Remember, this is all speculative/imaginative with photoshopping skills at work. Nothing is real. I will write it as if a gaming site was reviewing the "new" store.

Enjoy...



The new PS store opens exactly as the old one. We click on the little blue bag icon. But this is where similarities end. As soon as the bag icon is clicked, the XMB icons fade into the background, as "new" XMB icons fade in to take their spot. It is a neat effect similar to that of Mac OS X's Frontrow animation. A message appears welcoming us as bells chime to signify we entered a store. A clever effect.

The "store front" with the original XMB icons floating in the background


The PS is set to default on featured items. The feature list some what resembles Apple's Coverflow from iTunes. Video icons begin to stream for a nice effect. Makes the store seem much more interactive. Certain icons change the XMB background (such as the God of War 3 icon).

Featured Menu with the XMB change to a God of War 3 background


We continue browsing around. The "new" store is a lot more organized, and easier to get from place to place. The best new feature in organization is the Search menu. Basically the Search menu does exactly what we thought it would do- search! Yet, it does a lot more than what it expected. We searched "Resident Evil" on the on-screen keyboard and a few items appeared on the sidebar (note there was a fullscreen keyboard for SDTV viewing).The sidebar made everything much easier with it's on the fly sorting options and easily readable interface.

Left of the sidebar is a great preview system. It let us preview the any material before selecting it. If it were a video trailer, a short video clip would begin to play. If it were a game demo, a snazzy picture was the place holder. The preview system also allowed us to do the same old XMB options, such as pressing triangle to view more information, etc.
If the "new" PS store was ONLY, this Store Search menu, it would still be leaps and bounds better than the previous store.

The Store Search menu, Sidebar, and Preview system


We continued to the rest of the store.
The settings menus resembled standard XMB hoopla, which is well welcomed in the Store. A huge improvement over web-based menus. Also integrated into the Store was the "Account Management." From here we could change billing information, credit card info., etc. All this, without leaving the store. It made a lot more sense.

Even the "shopping cart" was vastly improved receiving its own menu. It had a similar preview system we saw previously in the Search menu. It also sported the sidebar which seems to be the standard browsing interface. But, of course, this preview system was dumbed down a bit. It still had its charm though.

Shopping cart menu with a few items added to our virtual cart.


The last few menus were all similar in regards to design. These menus were the bulk of the Store: Themes, Downloadable Games, Trailers, Hardware, and Sony Music.

The "Sony Music Entertainment" icon brought us to an external music website. We were told that, that menu has not been completed yet, and were informed that it will be all linked to Singstore. That means, a giant Singstore/Music database will be accessible through the PS Store. We were simply stunned at this connectivity between the various media.

The "Themes" menu featured downloadable content for your PS3 XMB. At the moment, only wallpapers were available, but there are also menus for "full themes" and "sounds." Very interesting- XMB customization maybe?

The "Downloadable Games" and "Trailers" were practically identical except for content of course. Each had drop down menus to presorted material. One a menu is clicked, it opens up the Sidebar and that neat little Preview box. It already felt too similar, and we already knew exactly how to browse through the media.
These two menus did show us something new- a small description box located right under the Preview.

We were then told of a new feature. Clicking the R3 button opens a mouse cursor. A neat trick that also helped with the scrolling and navigation of all the video clips.

Trailers menu with the Preview and description box.


Were astounded by the new PS Store. It had everything we could think of, as well as things we didn't even expect. Its ease of use allowed it to become second nature and the intuitive Search function left us wanting more.
For more information please visit http://www.thisisnotrealdonotbelievethis.net/psstore

New symbols! Easy to remember and discern from each other.
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The End
Feel free to discuss, comment, criticize like you were going to do anyways...heh
 

Kugar77

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wow i thought this design was awesome! i wish it was real! darn, sony should take note because i REALLY like this
 
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dude you should submit these ideas to Sony, because i think they would jump on it and you may ave yourself a spot on the design team. i like this idea.
 

juicyd

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wow is all i can say! you definiteley did this yourself??
how long did it take, and where did you get your inspiration from?

the new theme/icon idea is some of the best ive seen anywhere!

sony should employ you man!!
 

cruzader

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[QUOTE="juicyd, post: 0]wow is all i can say! you definiteley did this yourself??
how long did it take, and where did you get your inspiration from?

the new theme/icon idea is some of the best ive seen anywhere!

sony should employ you man!![/QUOTE]


I did all this to touch up on my photoshop skills before I go back to art school. If anyone was wondering why in the world I would do such a thing....

It took a few hours. Mostly tedius work than hard work. I also got lost within my PS layers and it took me forever to rearrange them.

Heh. I just hope it doesn't get "leaked" out into the silly internet and considered real. Or maybe...nah...
 

Cooke_E_G

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lol. I thought it was real to, only cause it looked so **** great though! Man I would really enjoy the store if it was more like this! Great job!
 

cruzader

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[QUOTE="juicyd, post: 0]wow is all i can say! you definiteley did this yourself??
how long did it take, and where did you get your inspiration from?

the new theme/icon idea is some of the best ive seen anywhere!

sony should employ you man!![/QUOTE]

lol. They should...(conceded much?)

[QUOTE="Staticneuron, post: 0]Very nice! I think the designs are very well done. I fully agree with the idea of the store being integrated with the XMB.[/QUOTE]

To most people, an XMB store doesn't make sense. But with some visuals, it makes perfect sense.
 

knowitman

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While personally, I don't have many qualms with the current store setup, I believe that your design is much more futuristic and aesthetically pleasing.
 

durden26

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Gotta admit that looks freaking awesome. Sony, if you really listen to consumers give us a store that is integrated with the XMB like this.+ rep-nicely done
 

cruzader

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Imagine if I didn't say anything, and just posted the pictures. This would be all over the gaming sites...even though there are obvious signs that it is fake.
 

Tool 316

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wow its obvious you put a lot of work into it, it looks good. it would be nice if sony took note of it...+rep dude
 

cruzader

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[QUOTE="sup-a-hero, post: 0]Man you've got to submit your ideas to Sony: http://blog.us.playstation.com/contact.php
Do it before someone else steals them :p
+ Rep for you btw[/QUOTE]

Thanks. I already sent them in. Anyways, what if they use someone's idea? Do they give them credit?
Most likely they just claim "they though of it first." But if they did all this...I probably wouldn't care much.
 
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That's really good. I really like the layout and the easy functionality you have going for the store. I would change a few icons like the "d" above the controller you used for demo I think just doesn't fit with the rest. If they do use yours as a template for a new one I would also like some of those icons smaller and in the corner like settings, how often are you going to have to change settings? The search engine would be an awesome feature. I really like your version of the store though, As long as it didn't load like a web page that is. I don't mind it pausing for a second to get the data but popping in parts one at a time is odd to me. I want it to be fluid.
 

fabianvs

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maybe if someone starts a rumor that this is the new psn store and its posted on ps3 blog sites, sony might take notes haha
 
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Dude, seriously, go to the PlayStation Blog and hit the Contact Us link and send them this link :D I think the store would look awesome with an XMB design.