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    Just kidding - Vita won't allow multiple PSN accounts

    Vita can't handle multiple PSN accounts after all | Joystiq

    Sony has corrected its previous statements about the Vita's ability to support multiple PSN accounts, again. Contradicting what we'd been told before, a PSN account is not merely tied to a memory card, Sony told Wired. It's tied to both the card and the system.

    That means that switching accounts is not as simple as it sounded. "If a second person is using your Vita," a Sony rep told Wired, "it's not just a case of switching out memory cards, it's clearing out all of your saved data on the Vita itself when you do the factory reset."

    You're extremely unlikely to be willing to completely flash your Vita every time you want to switch accounts, so you can go ahead and forget about keeping separate US and Japanese PSN accounts, for example. And the Vita just became slightly less useful.


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    While this is annoying how did the Vita become less useful. If my brother wants to play my ps3 he just plays it, he doesn't create a new account, he just pops in a game and plays it. When I get my Vita if someone else wants to play they will just play on my account. I really don't see why this is a problem.

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    Seriously, wtf sony! Get your damn shit together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_mayus View Post
    While this is annoying how did the Vita become less useful. If my brother wants to play my ps3 he just plays it, he doesn't create a new account, he just pops in a game and plays it. When I get my Vita if someone else wants to play they will just play on my account. I really don't see why this is a problem.
    Suppose you and your brother share a PS3 but each use a different PSN ID.....did it sink in yet...?

    I share a PS3 with 2 brothers and I share a PSP with one of them so yeah it's very possible that there will be people who will need to set up at least 2 accounts on there.
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    so what, gamesharing is illigal anyway some ppl are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    Low expectations continue to get lower.
    true that....
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    I was ok with getting 2 Memory Card (1 for EU and 1 for US).
    Now Sony tells us, that PS Vita handle account worste than PSP (There you only had to connect to PS3 to swift Account information).

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    Wow, if I can't get into the other regions stores I honestly don't know if I even want a Vita...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SideEffect View Post
    Wow, if I can't get into the other regions stores I honestly don't know if I even want a Vita...
    You can get into US on a EU Vita (I Presume at less), but you will need to flash your Vita for it

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    I only have US accounts, and I wasn't planning to put my alt accounts on my Vita. And being as the Vita is a bit more valuable than a PS3 controller, I wasn't planning to let anyone else use it. Maybe check it out to see how it works, but not for any kind of extended gaming period, so this doesn't bother me in the slightest. I'll be the only one using my Vita. Just keep rolling.

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    How did I know this topic would be posted by you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    Low expectations continue to get lower.
    You sir are correct

    I get Sony is trying to crack down on game sharing and piracy, but taking away a basic feature that will give a family of gamers ease of play is a little ludicrous


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    Doesnt bother me, I am the only on that plays games in my house

    But still, sucks for people that share with multiple people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsluckay View Post
    Doesnt bother me, I am the only on that plays games in my house

    But still, sucks for people that share with multiple people.
    same for me, im the only person who would play it so im fine with it...tho sony should stop fucking around and make their mind up

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    If things like this continue, I'll be in no rush for a Vita. Don't really see what Sony's issue is. Next thing you know, they'll release a PS3 update allowing only one account per PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoNinjaKen View Post
    so what, gamesharing is illigal anyway some ppl are
    gamesharing isnt illegal,and this has nothing to do with gamesharing

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    I'm the only one in my house that'd play the Vita, so...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SideEffect View Post
    Wow, if I can't get into the other regions stores I honestly don't know if I even want a Vita...
    This right here ladies and gentlemen is a statement of a 12 year old noob... Seriously if the only reason you were buying a vita was to go into other region stores you deserve to be punched in the face by Justin Bieber.

    The only people that should be complaining are those that share their PS Vita with siblings, etc.. Although I bet Sony is just doing this to try and cash out the Vita. I can surely see a PS Vita - 2000 with multiple account function releasing in 2014 for only $100 more than the current price and it's a 3G only model that is available...


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    Quote Originally Posted by redcell89 View Post
    Suppose you and your brother share a PS3 but each use a different PSN ID.....did it sink in yet...?

    I share a PS3 with 2 brothers and I share a PSP with one of them so yeah it's very possible that there will be people who will need to set up at least 2 accounts on there.
    Maybe but working in retail when a mom comes in and buys a handheld for kids they usually leave with 2 psps or 2 ds. Most families are not concerned with multiple accounts on a handheld because either the kid wants to play their own system or they would just share it.

    Finally you may share you ps3 with your brother but once again the only thing that will happen when he plays your vita is he will earn trophies on your account instead of his seriously this breaks down again to not being able to earn trophies on your own account and not being able to access foreign stores...both annoying aspects but hardly the reason you purchase a gaming system. For me the Vita is an awesome handheld and, from what I have played, has awesome games on it. I am going to be enjoying all my new games this February and the rest of you can be worrying about multiple accounts.

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