Web PlayStation Store Now Live In North America

As promised, Sony has officially rolled out the web browser version of the PlayStation Store across North America. This means that you will now be able to easily spend all but $0.60 of the money in your PSN Wallet buying Double Fine’s The Cave, without having to deal with the hassle of fighting through the awkward PlayStation 3 version of the PSN Store.

To help you find your way around the new web browser version of the store, Sony has produced a handy new video (embedded below) that first tries to convince you that the updated PlayStation Store on the PS3 makes it easier to find the content you are looking for (yeah, right). After that Sony then walks you through how to navigate the store on your browser to find Games, Movies, or TV shows to purchase.

When you think about it, the whole idea of making an online video to show people how to navigate around the web version of the PlayStation Store poses a bit of a conundrum for anyone who might actually need the help of the video. To find the video the person would first have to successfully navigate their own browser to the online posting of the video. If they can do that it makes it unlikely that they would even need the help of the video that they were seeking in the first place, because they already have a reasonable working knowledge of how to use their browser.

Or, maybe I’m wrong and this will help countless gamers navigate around the PlayStation Store. If that turns out to be the case, maybe we should consider making our own online video to help readers navigate around WGTC and then post it on our site. Of course, those readers would then have to be able to navigate to the video to watch it, which brings up the whole question as to who will actually be helped by such a video… My head hurts.

At any rate, the all-new web browser version of the PlayStation Store is up now and I can confirm that it is a lot faster than using the store on your PS3. Feel free to either check it out yourself, or watch the video below to make sure you are working your browser correctly.