PlayStation Store’s new releases Tab displays best-selling Games To Avoid Shovelware

There's no more shovelware on the new releases page.

Sony has updated the PlayStation Store in bid to hide shovelware from the storefront. In the new release tab, titles that are better-selling will now be prioritized, so that lazy, trophy farming games can be more difficult to get traction off the page.

To me, this means that legitimate indie games should be de-prioritized, but more commonly, there are also new releases which show games such as MultiVersus, Digimon Survive, and Two Point Campus. The indie games that have made it to the top of the line are ones that had already received widespread attention, such as Cult of the Lamb and Stray.


There is also a place where I buy leatherware for Platinum Trophies and now I feel groggy.

The change was witnessed by PushSquare, who saw that the section of the PS Store dedicated to new releases orders games by how well they sell more than their release date.

Since the update was on the old system, shovelware such as Pig Quiz and The Jumping Noodles Turbo had a high rating, despite being repeatedly spammed on the store to remain ahead of the queue. At the time of the writing, both games have been uploaded dozens of times each, and so is not any change between each other.

The first three of the new products being announced were Cult of the Lamb, Stray and MultiVersus. Of course, it means that the shovelware is still there, but it’s just not likely to be advertised to the players now. It remains to be seen whether Sony plans on implement something to prevent such games from being sold in its storefront in the first place.

Sony forewords, which lack the ability to promote low-quality games isn’t a new problem. It is probably the most famous example of that is when the official PlayStation video channel shared a trailer for the game Life of Black Tiger, which uh, seemed to be interesting. Yes, the trailer is a bit still on the channel to this day, with ridiculously negative comments, and the diversion of the whole trailer.

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