5 Reasons Why the PSN Store Needs a Redesign
Sony needs to follow in Microsoft’s footsteps.
The PSN Store has always felt quite clunky to me. While Microsoft is constantly focusing on improving the user interface constantly, Sony has just left the store as it is for quite some time now. People find it hard to navigate to where they need to at times and the overall design of the store feels somewhat lacking. Let’s look at 5 reasons that justify the fact that Sony needs a major PSN store redesign.
Search tool doesn’t work well
If you ever tried searching anything on the store you would immediately know what I mean. You search for one specific thing and end up with a list of things both related and COMPLETELY unrelated to what you were searching for. A simple example is while searching for Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition I was given a huge list of titles that have street fighter in their name and some others that are completely irrelevant. Such situations often cause people a ton of frustrating as they have to scroll through long lists of things they are not looking for to actually find what they want.
Text heavy interface is outdated
While Sony did some refinements to the Store a while back it still remains operating on a text heavy interface. Any interface operating with text heavy navigation is an immediate turn off to lots of users as it simply makes it more difficult to immediately spot what you want. People are now used to elegant image based navigation that makes it a lot easier to spot what you want. Sony needs to clean out on the text heavy interface and offer something a lot more intuitive to the modern user. The more graphic based the navigation is the easier it is to find what you need and make a purchase.