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Using the old Playstation Store?

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I am generally confused now.

 

When I go onto the PS Store via XMB menu, it is the new one.

 

But when I access the store through a game (I am doing that now with Sleeping Dogs), it has the format and display of the old PS Store than everyone used to know and love.

 

Can anyone answer his: Why are these formats different? I am now dipleased with the new Store. I am just curious why there are two versions when accesed in these methods.

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I believe the reason why is because it was maybe never updated with games. I too have seen this.

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I wish we could use the old PS store, I love the way the new one looks but it doesn't run very well.

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I still don't get they didn't change this with games. Why change something if it is not completely done?

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ossiecastro5 wrote:

I still don't get they didn't change this with games. Why change something if it is not completely done?


That's a question we can't really answer.

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So I can use fully functioning old PS store if I access it though a game? Interesting.

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because certain elements of the Store, like accessing a DLC menu from a specific game, was never updated. And it probably cannot be updated to the new look for whatever reason.

 

 

Don't worry about it.

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OK, that's badass....I absolutely DISPISE that clunky piece of crap they're calling a store these days...anyone got a list of the games you can access old one via?

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ossiecastro5 wrote:

I am generally confused now.

 

When I go onto the PS Store via XMB menu, it is the new one.

 

But when I access the store through a game (I am doing that now with Sleeping Dogs), it has the format and display of the old PS Store than everyone used to know and love.

 

Can anyone answer his: Why are these formats different? I am now dipleased with the new Store. I am just curious why there are two versions when accesed in these methods.


 

The old PSN Store is built into the PS3 OS. Through the evolution of the OS, the built in PSN Store UI has seen plenty of improvement and stability updates thus making the choice for in-game purchase and whatnot. Using the stand alone PSN app would really take away from the in-game add-on purchase experience.

 

The new PSN Store UI is nothing but a stand alone app, that contrary to the promises that were made before its release, leaves plenty to be desired.  I hope SONY manages to really optimize the PSN app for the PS3 & integrate it into the PS4 OS thus make it as fast and snappy as the old PSN Store UI is on the PS3

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OK, that's badass....I absolutely DISPISE that clunky piece of crap they're calling a store these days...anyone got a list of the games you can access old one via?


Thats not how it works....

you will ONLY access the SPECIFIC page relating to the game, usually, just a page for DLC. You cannot access the old UI through any game, as you will be prompted to quit the game and use the new UI.

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