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Ability to search in new PSN? No way to search Genres?

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How are you supposed to be able to search games?  Other than 1 at a time aimlessly.  I don't don't care about which games are being promoted, I want to search by genre.  This is bad enough to make me not purchase from PSN.  Super disappointed.  

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You're not alone in feeling like the revision of the store has been a misstep Sony has taken. However, there are also so many who prefer this design of the store to the old one. It used to be that PlayStation Network users could search through alphabetical folders. I'm not sure if there ever was a genre listing. Being what the store is now, maybe someone out there just has to clock them over the head and tell Sony to switch things up a bit.


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I to wish you could search genre in the PS Store, idk maybe come PS4 they will fix this
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Apr 17, 2013

You can!

 

Example, searching for RPGs: https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/rpg/cid=STORE-MSF77008-ROLEPLAYINGGAME

 

To search others: Hover your mouse over "Play" at the top of the page, in the menu bar.  A drop down menu will appear with different genres.  Pick the one you want, and browse!

 

Enjoy.

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Tempest_Fire wrote:

You can!

 

Example, searching for RPGs: https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/rpg/cid=STORE-MSF77008-ROLEPLAYINGGAME

 

To search others: Hover your mouse over "Play" at the top of the page, in the menu bar.  A drop down menu will appear with different genres.  Pick the one you want, and browse!

 

Enjoy.


Yeah just use your PC to access the store.

 

Sony broke store access via PS3 for lots of us, but why would anyone use a PS3 to make purchases for their PS3?

 

The PC version of the store is much easier to use, just dont try and find any PS2 games, they do not deserve their own section it seems.

 

I would love to see a video tutorial of how you are suppossed to use the new store via your PS3, for those who can still access the store via their ps3's of course.

 

I actually heard Sony did a patch early this month to allow some people to access the store via their ps3's, maybe I will try again tonight.

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You can sort by Genre on the XMB store as well:

 

When you get the the area you want to search within, "PS3 Games" as an example, On the top left of the screen there is "Add Filter".  Highlight that, and hit "X". From there a drop down menu appears, pick "Genre" then pick your genre.

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Tempest_Fire wrote:

You can sort by Genre on the XMB store as well:

 

When you get the the area you want to search within, "PS3 Games" as an example, On the top left of the screen there is "Add Filter".  Highlight that, and hit "X". From there a drop down menu appears, pick "Genre" then pick your genre.


If I ever get store access again I am going to have to try these helpful tips you keep giving.

 

 

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Finally, the structure of my question is that you would have to disprove every possible outcome to be correct and I would just have to have one that would likely be beneficial. That's statistically in my favor by quite a bit.


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Phillyblunz wrote:

Tempest_Fire wrote:

You can sort by Genre on the XMB store as well:

 

When you get the the area you want to search within, "PS3 Games" as an example, On the top left of the screen there is "Add Filter".  Highlight that, and hit "X". From there a drop down menu appears, pick "Genre" then pick your genre.


If I ever get store access again I am going to have to try these helpful tips you keep giving.

 

 


I'm betting you have, but just to be sure... Did you delete and reinstall the store app?

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