Sony redo of PlayStation Store links games, movies
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony is revamping its PlayStation Store as it prepares a common storefront across devices from its game console to its Web-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and phones.
The rollout began for PlayStation 3 (PS3) users in Europe on Wednesday and will continue in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico next Tuesday.
The store puts related game and movie franchises together on one page. That will allow fans of video games like Resident Evil or Lego Harry Potter to buy or rent movies from the same series more easily. Alphabetic searches are also easier with a game controller now than before.
Sony's general manager of global digital video and music services, Michael Aragon, said Sony plans to roll out similar storefronts on TVs and other devices in the coming months.