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"PS Treasure Hunt" For New Store?

It appears the Japanese PlayStation website has revealed several things that may or may not be confirmed by SCEA in the near future. According to SCEJ, the PlayStation Store revamp will be completed on April 15, and on that date, the new firmware update 2.30 will also release.

Update 2.30 should be ready to go in the "evening" of Tuesday the 15th, and by that time, the new-look Store should be up and running. Just in case you had forgotten what to expect from that, SCEJ tells us in a roughly translated list below:

  • New interface and navigation improvements
  • Preview video content using still images
  • New download categories added

Now, there's one other thing- according to Xtreme PS3, SCEJ is also offering a "PS Treasure Hunt," which runs from April 15 through May 12. We have been hearing about a big surprise from both SCEA and SCEE when the new Store goes live, and perhaps this is the promotion they're referring to. Basically, it will let every 50th Store peruser download a special "hidden application or game," probably for free. If it's every 50th person to log in, that means they'll be giving away a bunch of stuff...then again, none of this has been confirmed by SCEA or SCEE, so it's all just speculation. We'll keep you posted.

4/10/2008 Ben Dutka

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screw_off
Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 12:31:36 PM
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This is pretty cool. I hope that the US gets the firmware too on the 15th. I've got a Japanese master account and I'm wondering if I'd get it too if Japan gets it. Anyone know? If someone wants help setting up a J.M. just reply to me.

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MarvelZombies
Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 2:10:30 PM

When you say Japnaese Master account do u mean that u get stuff that Japan gets for download and not the U.S. Just Wondering...

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fatchad420
Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 12:34:58 PM
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kool

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LegioN
Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 1:09:38 PM
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Well it can't be the Home beta because thats for everyone right? :S

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screw_off
Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 3:45:27 PM
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Marvel, Yes, I have a Japanese Master Account that allows me to download Japanese files from the Japanese PS Store. ie. I can download files from there such as game demos and videos that shows new games that we do not have yet. It's cool. It's kinda easy other then the fact that you have to just guess what everything says. lol.

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Minishmaru
Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 5:18:41 PM

lol yeah I had a helluva time figuring out the demos from the videos and such like that. Example, Armored Core on the Japanese store.

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screw_off
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 12:23:14 AM
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Yeah. (to Minishmaru) I thought, "Maybe if Sony would team up with that Rosetta Stone thing, maybe they could make alot of money and we would actually beable to know what the hell we were downloading off the friggin Jap. PS Store." (Oh, stupid americans don't know Japanese, lets make a virus to download off of our store with a really cool picture so the americans with Japanese Master Accounts screw themselves.) lol. Just kiddin.

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