Sony Exec Talks About A PS4 Feature That Hasn’t Received Much Attention But Changed For The Better

Shawn Layden outlines a PS4 feature that has changed for the better.

Posted By | On 25th, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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As someone who has played on every PlayStation console since the original, it goes without saying that the PSN store on the PlayStation 3 was a terrible experience. It was slow, clunky and bland. But most importantly it lacked a seamless experience making life difficult for even simple activities such as buying a game.

Fortunately, Sony revamped the PSN store on the PlayStation 4 resulting into a much better user experience. It is easily one of those PS4 features that changed for the better, but hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. In a recent interview with Forbes, Shawn Layden had the following to say regarding this feature.

He believes the experience on the PS3 store was preventing sales and they have done with their homework on the PS4 by providing a faster platform.

“Do you have a PS3? Did you try to buy something from the store? Did you realize when you were doing that, we gave you like five chances to stop your purchase? It was like, ‘Are you sure you want to buy this? Do you have enough money? Do you want to check your money? Did you ask your mom? Do you want this in your cart? Seriously, in your cart?’”

“It’s like sales prevention was the user experience for PS3. I think with PS4, we’ve really optimized that experience. You know, the download itself is actually faster, and one of the great features is that you can start to play before you’ve completed your download. How good is that? Not waiting forever to get that done? We spent a lot of time and a lot of work around enhancing that experience, which I think has been great for the platform and for users.”

In the past, Sony have slightly modified the PS4’s UI but the PSN store seems to have been largely untouched, which is a testament to how solid the user experience actually is.

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  • Fayz 6ix

    the ui is awful tho… & i own & ps4. they should just copy more features from xbox one like they did with the xbox 360..

    • razrye

      Good god no. That xbox ui is sooooo slow and clunky. Too much crap on it.

    • Guest

      Heck NO! the Xbox store is terrible! I mean HORRIBLE! Don’t get me wrong. The PS store is no example of excellence or anything but the Xbox store is way, way worst. I have been trying to figure that sh’t out for a week now and am still struggling with it. Its a complete mess. I don’t know what they did to it since I last left it on the 360. But now its just no good. POS really.

    • Fayz 6ix

      agreed xbox ones dash isn’t too great right now but it is still better & win10 UI they will be bringing this fall looks amazing, i might consider buying one when halo/gears comes out

    • GotNews4Ya

      I am in the same boat as you guys.. I seriously need to try hard as heck to find anything I am looking for.. Outside of Brand new releases.. the whole system is a mess.. Obtaining Beta’s and stuff is a bit ridiculous. I don’t get it, They seemed to have such a great store for Xbox 360.. Or Atleast I heard they did.. I didn’t buy games online back then.. So I wouldn’t really know.. but I heard they changed it a lot for the Xbox One and it really should never have been changed at all.

    • Agent_Blade

      There is so much wrong in your comment I honestly don’t know where to start. Just listen to the guys below me they are SPOT on. And yes I have both consoles just fyi.

  • Sticky Notes

    Did you ask your mom lol

  • “Do you have a PS3? Did you try to buy something from the store? Did you realize when you were doing that, we gave you like five chances to stop your purchase? It was like, ‘Are you sure you want to buy this? Do you have enough money? Do you want to check your money? Did you ask your mom?” This part was hilarious. But overall this is great that they changed the buying interface of psn for playstation 4. I think the reason why mos gamers haven’t released that psn buying is easier, is due to the fact, that a lot gamers, still buy a physical copy of the game.

  • Starman

    PS4 UI still sucks .. and the xb1 UI is getting an all new update/upgrade .. very fast and smooth..

    • andy

      PS4 UI is fine and worked since DAY ONE. Xbone was an atrocious mess. My cousin had the console 6 months and I had to find the setting for him to change the display output to 1080p. How can such a thing be so hard to find? They have released countless updates and its still a fairly big mess, not able to find the things that really matter to you quickly.
      Oh but its gonna have Windows 10 interface soon and that’s just awesome right? Because I have heard nothing but AMAAAAZING things about the Windows 8 UI lol. Yeah, amazingly bad.

    • Michael

      Lol… not the “my cousin story” again. Your cousin isn’t too bright if he or she isn’t smart enough to press a button and go to settings. I don’t know what is funnier, your obviously made up cousin story or you comparing Sony’s mess of a UI to MS UI.

    • Guest

      What are you crazy? PS4’s UI is WAY BETTER than X1’s, PERIOD!!! no ands, if, or buts about it. If any UI is a mess its definitely X1’s. What a f-ing mess. And I would know, I own both systems. Whats funnier is you comparing X1’s mess of a UI to the PS4’s. Freaking hilarious.

    • Dean Winchester

      I just pin the apps I use so its right at the menu when I boot up my system its that simple is that so hard to do?

    • Starman

      loooooooooll , I just read his reply …wow , just wow

    • Guest

      I agree and I own both system. And the X1’s UI is way worst than the PS4’s. Its got all the issues you mentioned and more, way more! The store is a complete and utter mess too. I still don’t even know how to tell which version of the game im on. There’s no easy way to either shut off the system or make it go to sleep. Its either or. Snap is hard to use and even taking a picture is more cumbersome. The whole UI is just way more cumbersome.

    • Fweds

      You own both consoles ha ha, yes of course you do.
      You don’t know that pressing the Xbox button on the pad gives you the shutdown option and you “own” an Xbox One.
      Yes of course you do.

    • Starman

      20 up votes ! lol

    • Guest

      What are you crazy? I own both consoles and the PS4’s UI is way better than X1’s. X1’s UI is a mess and is missing a lot of important little details. Like how the heck do I even know what version of the game I have? Also, it only downloads one thing at a time. And takes FOREVER to download and install things. And it has no easy way to just shut off the system rather than just making it go into sleep mode. I could keep on going but I’d be here all night trying to go through the list. All those updates and its still worst than PS4’s UI. And the Xbox store s#cks!

    • Fweds

      You know seeing your multi answers where you have no idea what you are talking about makes you look really stupid.

      Making out you own a console that you obviously don’t is weird enough but at least do your homework so you actually sound like you know what you are talking about.

      Every Xbox owner on here can spot your bull a mile off so stop embarrassing yourself.

    • GotNews4Ya

      You can only download one thing at a time.. I mean.. It is actually “Per Game” technically.. because it does download patches and stuff at the same time.. but you cannot download various games at the same time.. they Queue..

    • Fweds

      You can choose the order of game you want to download, why would I want to download multi games at once when I can aim at the ones I want in priority.
      Also Sony servers speeds and multi game downloads !! lol just No.

    • Guest

      The X1 UI is not faster and smoother than the PS4’s its actually clunky and way more “loady” (in other words has to laod everything) than the PS4 UI. The PS4’s UI is way better.

    • Dean Winchester

      Sony can’t afford to make a new UI it will screw up their budget but hey “GREATNESS AWAITS” LOL what a load of crap this Sony is

    • 54nakaD

      But they are selling twice as many ps4s than Xbones

    • Dean Winchester

      Because of hype

    • 54nakaD

      Oh, yeah…hype. Sure, if that helps you sleep at night, keep thinking that. Hype is initial excitement for something. Hype doesn’t keep pushing ps4 sales records after 2 years. If something is a let down it becomes apparent quickly when there is hype. And actually there would be a higher standard to reach with hype and a huge outcry of angered console owners if expectations were not met. Check Avengers 2, all the hype and it was supposed to smash records. Ppl were excited but it was only just good and not great. Plus, a lot of ppl complained because of the hype. So, it did not even come close to Avengers 1. Face it, people just prefer ps4. If anything, I would say there was more hype for Xbox.

    • Agent_Blade

      You are wrong on so many levels. PS4 UI is fast, slick VERY responsive, bonehead easy to use and understand. Now Im not sure if your serious or trolling quit spouting nonsense.

    • Fweds

      You mean the ps4 UI is basic which is fair enough
      .
      You do know you can use pins on the Xbox One and that lets you have just one screen where you can pin all your games and apps in one place, you never have to leave that screen.

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  • andy

    I disagree. The first and second PS3 stores that were built into the console were AMAZING. They even had fully downloadable game trailers up there and in good Press Website quality too.
    Things got awful when they introduced the New store, the same one that is on PS4 too. Its clunky and if your broadband ain’t spectacular, it chugs along very slow.

    • Guest

      Well the Ps3’s version chugs along, the PS4 is much faster/smoother.

  • Guest

    What made the PS store suck on PS3 was that it took like 45 secs or more to load in and then it was kinda choppy. The PS4 store is exactly the same thing except it loads in, in seconds and isn’t choppy at all.

    • Fweds

      What do you think of the adverts on PS4 ?.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Although far from perfect, “a terrible experience” is an over exaggeration.

    • Guest

      I agree, especially when the X1 store is even worst.

  • tplarkin7

    The PS4 store is better than PS3, but the interface is difficult to navigate. Oddly enough, the most popular games are the hardest to find. You scroll through a list in the left side bar which has many options and rarely leads to popular games. It’s like they put all the bad games in front.

  • Ultima-X

    I don’t think the PS3 was THAT bad at doing that stuff.

  • Dean Winchester

    So in other words they made it a lot easier to rip you off you push that x button a little early by accident and you just bought something you didn’t want and if you dispute it they will cancel your account

  • Dean Winchester

    The “feature” to rip you off and of course fanboys will hate what I’m saying so let the hating commence!

  • justerthought

    Yes the PS3 store was clunky and slow with constant updates but I had no problem with it. I could get in every time I wanted.

    The PS4 store is slicker when it’s working, but 50% of the time I access it, the thing just loads a blank screen with no content, even after several attempts. You have to come back several hours later to see if it will load. That is what I would call bad. The PS3 store never let you down like that.


 

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