We had the same xmb that first dropped since the 1st psp just with a couple updates. First off I am not a fan of Xbox but I do like the way they treat there gamers over there. There always coming out with new ways to improve the interface on xbox a lot more smoother, fun, simple, and exciting. Also the entertainment apps on Xlb are way more exciting Hbo Go, ESPN (1,2,3,U), Nike+, and now there getting the NBA League pass this is complete B.S. Sony whats up make something happen here. I know this is not the first thread about this complaint, I was really hoping that this would of been one of those major anouncement at E3 this year but yet again I was let down. I'm a loyal Sony fan and I'm desperately wanting something new on my Ps3 outside of gaming.
To be honest, I love the XMB. I don't like how 360 is set up at all. XMB is easy, fast, clean, and has everything i want in a few quick taps. Nothing is over-complicated. 360 is horrifically confusing, difficult to navigate, I don't care for it at all.
Xbox metro, the name of the new UI on the xbox dashboard is pretty fast, clean and has everything and more in a few clicks lol. It is even cooler with kinect and the voice commands and the controllerfree controls.
I can't stand the xmb, to many useless and duplicate icons and the settings section is the furthest from orginized, pita trying to find the one setting you want. Also hate how they made a second section for video related stuff then put a folder there and thats it, why didnt they just put that folder in the regular video section?
Xbox isn't much better, i used to LOVE the xbox daskboard untill they changed it from blades to nxe then nxe 2.0. The current xbox dashboard is just as bad if not worse than the xmb. Seems microsoft likes making the dashboard on xbox worse every time they update it.
I donno, to me it seems like both sony and microsoft like taking steps backwards when it comes to making a good, highly orginized ui.
I like the XMB, I feel the same way about it that I do the playstation controller, I cannot think of any way to improve on it. Unless you are someone who must tinker with settings constantly, it is about as simple as you can get. Custom tags make all of my stuff so easy to organize, and while I respect your opinion that it needs to change, what exactly do you think should happen? You are complaining about apps, that isn't an XMB problem, that is an app problem.
As for the Xbox system, I don't know how the argument would be made that it is smoother.
Yea I am complaining about apps and that is different problem from the xmb, but I still feel as if we do need an update on the xmb. I really don't hear anyone on here complaining about xbm but don't you think that they could add more stuff to it and update the the current UI on the system. I guess it doesn't have to be a new overhaul or something. But just something to make you say "Hey check out the new update, that feature is so cool". You know what I'm talking about. They give the PSN ID's a new look or a new look as too how the friends list appears. Or new background visualizers for when we play music etc. Work with me guys I know that they are things that annoy you with the present xmb, everyday or every other day you sign in and you see the same thing everyday that's not fun.
I doubt we'll see a re-haul of the PlayStation XMB until the PS4/Orbis/whatever they name it.
No point in redoing it when they're already working on the next console.
As for the apps, I couldn't agree more. I'd love for the next PlayStation to get more apps. But, you have to keep in mind, you have to pay Microsoft 60 bucks a year in order just to USE those apps, then pay whatever memberships for THOSE apps on top of it. Not worth it, IMO.
It's awesome that PS3 was the first to snag NFL (via Sunday Ticket), but I don't have an extra $200+ in my pocket to spend on it.
They also were the first console to get MLB.tv and NHL.
Sadly, still no UFC app....
I'd love for Sony to incorporate PS+ with these features in the future. I don't expect free Sunday Ticket, but, at least give members a nice sized discount to for those sport apps.