Gaudy PS3 Firmware Could Be Sales Increase Source

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Despite ruining Uncharted, adding sparkles, and making the text more sizable than necessary, the 3.00 firmware of the PS3 may be a positive for developers. With the new pop-up store, developer Doublesix saw a 40% increase in sales for their fun zombie romp Burn, Zombie, Burn.

They attribute the sudden jump to being featured on the “What’s New” panel which appears when you hover over the appropriate icon. Apparently, people found the old system of moving over the the PlayStation store and browsing too complicated, and needed additional assistance in using the controller. Good for Doublesix, not so good for people with an aversion to sparkles.