Web-based PlayStation Store now live

Sony launches new online store allowing users to purchase PS3 and PS Vita games, as well as movies and TV shows.

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As promised, Sony has launched a Web-based PlayStation Store in North America. The virtual marketplace allows users to purchase PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games, as well as television shows and movies.

A "PSP" tab is visible on the website, though it, alongside various other pages, does not appear to be functional.

The Web-based PlayStation Store allows users to sort content through a number of filters, including demos, betas, add-ons, full games, and more. In addition, some listings include PlayStation Plus prices listed alongside the standard rate.

The platform launched in Europe and 15 other countries last month. Competitor Microsoft has offered a similar service through Xbox.com since November 2008.

Discussion

138 comments
GH05T-666
GH05T-666

love the web based ps store. its much easier to browse 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

FINALLY Sony catches up and does what should have been done a long time ago. I like the fact that this is much better to use than the PS Store on the PS3. Ever since the "upgrade" to the new PS Store, I can't stand using it.

MrNuttyboh
MrNuttyboh

I seen the Final Fantasy sale and was all about it...on the website...no where to be found. ugh

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Not so impressed. It needs to have the functionality of sending the download to our consoles, or at least for us Plus subscribers that have automatic download enabled.

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

Or...Sony could make the PS3 store not such a slow, useless piece of garbage.

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I love that they didn't post a link for the website the article is about.

grbolivar
grbolivar

Would it have been so hard to include a link to it gamespot? [2]

phoenix5352
phoenix5352

they should add debit card payment option.. right now with those payment options it sucks.

meedokicky
meedokicky

at least it is faster than running it on my console. and sometimes I just wanna search something and the search engine would crash i.e next letter won't show up, or suddenly get a 08883443 something error lol

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Hardly useful, as you still need to turn on your PS3 and go to account settings > download list > find that download > start that download. Which is more painful than just going to in-game store and start downloading. This entire web process should have been automated.

franzito
franzito

I'm glad they changed. The former version sucked!

mechboi
mechboi

The one thing I really like about this service is that now I can use paypal to buy items. It's nice to have so many payment options.


theend3r
theend3r

Yeah, I'd love to give them some money but you know what? They don't want any. Can't pay because I have credit card from different country than what was initially specified. You are so nice Sony, keeping me from going on a shopping spree :).

TheZeroPercent
TheZeroPercent

so in other words

ps4 will be a crappy clone of the turd muffin xbox3

JukedSolid
JukedSolid

this is kinda freaking evil considering they've hung a PS4 noose around our necks.  

JimmyFrost
JimmyFrost

Whoever does their cinematics did an amazing job.


CTBradums
CTBradums

I love how obvious of a troll queuing_for_PS4 is, yet everyone continues to engage him.

twztid13
twztid13

No link? Why am I not surprised?

kinglucifer21
kinglucifer21

is that august 1, 2013 to release the games???? 

beardednun25
beardednun25

I keep seeing people commenting about a lack of a link. Honestly, it took me ten seconds and a google search.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

Would it have been so hard to include a link to it gamespot?

820west
820west

I just bought something on website to see how easy it was. man it was easy.

When i went to my ps3 to see if the item i bought would start downloading they didn't.  I still had to go into my download and manually start the process. 

ahpuck
ahpuck

@WheelerJared  Do you not know how to type? missing your fingers? just plain lazy probably.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

Oh wait... Bring this to South East Asia as well!

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

@Gamer_4_Fun With playstation plus, my ps3 turns on at 4 in the morning (or whatever time you want) and signs in, then downloads any updates, games, demos, or DLCs that I've set to download. So with the online store, theoretically I could buy a game on there and then the next day it would be waiting on my ps3. I haven't tried it with the web store yet though. Maybe they'll even add a feature where you can tell your playstation to turn on from the webstore after you purchase a game and immediately download it. That would be nice.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

@Gamer_4_Fun They are working on auto-downloads (they already said it on the Official blog), so you can buy on the web store, and when you turn your PS3/PSV on the games start downloading.

Redpool
Redpool

@theend3r This, so much this. It really doesn't help when I want to buy something small and I'm forced to buy 25 pound cards all the time.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

@TheZeroPercent What does the web store have anything to do with the PS4 hardware, and how is it cloning the Xbox3?

There were online stores before xbox, have you ever heard about Steam?

twztid13
twztid13

@820west If their competitors cn do it with an extra click, Sony should be able to, too. Agreed!

NS_Sonic204
NS_Sonic204

@shadowhunter0 Who cares? Honestly, JustArtifical's just being helpful.

shadow580
shadow580

@shadowhunter0 I bet you feel really good about yourself for being better than someone in something.

820west
820west

Its an extra step I have to do that can be easily fixed. 

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

@shadowhunter0 @820west The point is that it can, in fact, make the service better. Sure maybe it's not really needed, but it would be nice wouldn't it?

820west
820west

@shadowhunter0 @820west

Thats good to hear. I was thinking about if you buy a 24 episode series and then have to download each one of those individuality would become vary time consuming.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@820westbut just found out that they are working on it though it is going to be called automatic remote downloads so they are actually working on it

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@820west I don't see how they could do that I'm guessing you are just the type of a person has to find something wrong with everything just so you could complain about it

820west
820west

@Shingetsu Sure why not. we have devices that can do it for us. so why should i need to make the effort to breath. lol

Shingetsu
Shingetsu

@820west 

Next you'll be complaining you have to use your nose and mouth to breath