Sony has recently launched the web browser version of their PSN store, under the name of Sony Entertainment Network, and what a pleasant surprise it is. Easy to browse and navigate, it feels like a simplified and swifter version of what you currently get through your PS3. You can download games, music and movies and they will be immediately added to your download queue on booting up your system. Using the web version is easier to manage your account details, downloads and transactions. Adding payment options and funds feels much more quick and convenient, though will people trust Sony after the debacle of 2011?
The web store is much better than Microsoft’s online XBLA marketplace, which can often feel difficult to navigate and find what you want. Don’t get me wrong, I do not prefer one platform over another. Quite simply, I would still rather use the marketplace through my 360 than their web portal, and I feel the reverse is true of Sonys version; this may be the way I browse and purchase via PSN in the future.
For those of you in North America, although the web version of the store is currently only available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand this is definitely something to look forward to as the system will be available in NA territories at a later date; with further plans to bring the store onto mobile and tablets.