Sony has no plans for NXE-like update for PSN

Tuesday, 7th July 2009 18:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


SCEA’s director of network operations, Eric Lempel, has said that there isn’t a NXE-like overhaul in PSN’s future.

“What we find is that people really like our current interface,” he told CVG. “We did redesign the PlayStation Store last April to make some improvements, make it faster, make it better, and we’re always listening to consumers. But right now the XMB is an Emmy Award-winning interface and people like it.

“They’re very comfortable with it. So we’re not looking to do anything radical. We’ll still do some research behind the scenes and see what can we do to make things better, or how can we make it so consumers find content faster, but right now we’re pretty happy with it.

“No plans right now to do anything like what the competitor has done.”

There ya go.



  1. Syrok

    Did someone say they were going to change it? Personally I don’t see a need to do that. It’s perfectly fine in my opinion.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Redh3lix

    Thank god. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the XMB. It works perfectly. I’m personally not interested in having my own system avatar (ala XBox / Wii) or any familiar “features”.

    Just provide further functionality / services on top of what’s already available and I’ll be very happy.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Didn’t you read what was in the rumoured update, it was ace.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Zarckan

    I think they need to make the store more prominent.

    Perhaps have it as part of the XMB directly and not a separate “app” ?!

    I also think they need to do what the PSP does and forces FW updates via titles.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Syrok

    @Hunam: Ah, was it mentioned there?

    I would much rather see a PSN cards in Europe than any new apps/updates/features.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. BeenThereDoneThat

    Hurray! Thank you Sony! Just keep updating features like you have been. I prefer a functional, easy to navigate menu system over the NXE’s goofy avatar system. I feel like a child every time I power up my 360. I wish I could remove it. These are high fidelity pieces, lets keep them that way.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Avatars were really only a part of the new functionality in NXE.

    That aside, the “emmy award winning” part of the interview is full of facepalm.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Neolucifer


    No thanks the store is perfectly well placed as is . It’s not in my face , and only accessible for those that want it .

    And whats the point of force FW updates with games ? it happens on PSP because of piracy issues

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Because some games will use new firmware functionality, thus requiring the update.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. evilashchris

    Okay, so who took that picture of their XMB, and what exactly is ‘Oral Fixation 2′? :D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. MushroomStamp

    The only problem I have is that it’s a real PITA to compare trophies and even message friends, especially while in game.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Zarckan

    @Neolucifer 2 reasons …

    1. It doesn’t just happen on PSP for Piracy reasons, as there are new CFW out all the time, 5.55 is out now.

    2. I know people who don’t even have the Store in their XMB and know not that it exists, which is the problem.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Redh3lix

    @ evilashchris

    Well spotted! :D

    It’s clearly a film about dentistry *cough* lol

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Zarckan


    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Astonishingly I knew that. I think I have the first album around here somewhere.

    /is way out of touch with music

    #15 6 years ago
  16. fearmonkey

    I have to say after checking out the link that I was rather disapointed lol

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Syrok

    Is this link better? :)

    #17 6 years ago
  18. MushroomStamp

    Her Hips are AMAZING.. wish should could teach my GF that..

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    HA! Oral Fixation Vol2……good spot….lol

    #19 6 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    psychotext has come out to play, so shall I.

    the XMB is fine the NXE i hear is slow and causes more problems than the blades, I’m just the messenger don’t attack me :P

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    “psychotext has come out to play, so shall I”

    What did I do wrong this time?

    #21 6 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    nothing except I haven’t seen you grace the web pages of VG247 in a while…I was beginning to worry something happened to you.

    But you’re ok I see…good

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext


    Good to see you’re ok too.

    #23 6 years ago

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