The last time Sony overhauled the cosmetic appeal of the PlayStation Network, the result was definitely slicker and more refined.
Sony is currently working on a PSN redesign that should prove refreshing for long-time users. Apparently, that deep blue color will disappear and it'll be replaced by a solid black background with the benefit of brighter colors. We also hear the new PSN will boast a "cleaner look," as sources describe the upgrade as "an aesthetic layout with logically marked sections and rolodex lists." Searching will receive a functional upgrade as well, and the Video section will be a database that won't be unfamiliar to those used to the movie website, IMDB. By the way, as another small piece of news, it appears the PSN will finally return to full functionality in Japan as of Wednesday (today, basically). It has been an extra long wait for them, unfortunately.
Well, it's always nice to keep things fresh, right?