Earlier this morning, PlayStation Network users were greeted with a surprise, the PlayStation Store can now be accessed from your computer! Yes, that's right, you no longer have to go to your PS3 to download PSN items.
The interface is sleek and fast, much faster than the new PlayStation Store. Once you go to the website's main page - which you can find here - you'll be able to choose your country. Currently, you're only able to do this for EU regions, but the rest of the regions should be going live soon.
Browsing the content on the site shows that everything seems to be in working order, prices are right, it's fast, and the items are easily accessible. Purchases can be made through your PSN wallet which supports PSN Cards, Credit Cards, and PayPal in EU regions. Once your purchase is done, you'll need to fire up the PS3 and head on over to your download list to actually initiate the download. This seems to be for those that are weary of the new PlayStation Store, or aren't at their PS3 when a sale goes online. Either way, it's a nice gesture by Sony that has been a long time coming. When the US portion goes live, we'll issue an update.
[pic - click to view] Breaking: The Web-Based Sony Entertainment Network Store is Live
fu-king finally! Now they need to allow us to actually tell the PS3 to download it, or at least update PS+ to let that download at the time of automatic updates. this is fu-king brilliant!