New PS Store "will no longer use PS3 web browser"

Sony has confirmed that the redesigned PlayStation Store will no longer make use of the PlayStation 3’s dedicated web browser.

Set to launch later this month, the revamped store is a direct response to consumer feedback on the current PAL design (although the store is scheduled to be revamped in North America, too) According to Eurogamer, a Sony spokesperson commented, "It will cache all images properly and is much faster than the old one.”

Furthermore, the store "will require everyone to upgrade to 2.30 [firmware]," which Sony has yet to detail.

For more information on the restructuring of the PS Store, along with the first screenshots, head over to our earlier news story here.