New PlayStation Store launches today in Europe, next week in North America, later in Japan

In case you missed out on the leaked announcement a few days ago, Sony has revealed a newly designed PlayStation Store for the PS3.

Besides looking very modern and metro, the new PS Store features a much improved user interface, a more powerful search, better content organization and detailed product pages.

Take a look at a few screens and a walkthrough of the new PlayStation Store below.

New PlayStation Store walkthrough:
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New PlayStation Store screens:

Euro PS3 owners will receive the new PS Store today, with North America’s going live next week on October 23rd, and Japan’s update scheduled for a launch later this year.

Read on for the announcement.

Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., today unveiled a redesigned PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. The new store offers a completely redesigned, rich user interface, with easy search and powerful content discovery through the integrated catalog of more than 20,000 pieces of game-related content including downloadable games, add-ons and themes and over 100,000 videos and TV shows.

With an unprecedented amount of content now available in the PlayStation Store, the dramatic redesign delivers easier navigation, improved discovery and integrates game, video and applications like never before. Product pages also deliver in-depth information about purchases, giving users valuable content information, while providing a rich visual experience similar to the advanced high-definition games only found on PS3.

The new PlayStation Store is available today in Europe on all PlayStation Network connected PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems. The New PlayStation?Store will be available in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico on October 23, 2012. The new PlayStation?Store will be available in Japan later this year.