Sony has confirmed that you will not need to log into your PSN account on the PS3 that you created that account on only.
This is actually good. Does this mean we are getting a free reset and our 4 slots back?
Aye, I'm intrigued to know. I know that they have been only returning 3 slots for awhile now, even thou older PSN accounts have 5 slots in them. Maybe it won't be such as hassle to get your slots reset. Sony need to understand, most people are on their 2-3rd ps3 (regardless of whether they chose to upgrade, or had tech. issues)
"most people are on their 2-3rd ps3" Where are you getting that from?
Oh, an FYI: You can access Account Management via Sony's website. You can change your pass/etc etc here: https://store.playstation.c... (yes, I realize the site is down.. I'm sure most of you realize by now that PSN is also down ;) lol ) @RememberThe357 Err, sorry. I guees I shouldn't generalize. But most of my friends on PSN / N4G/ IRL, are on their 2-3 ps3. Some people just because they wanted a Slim PS3 over a fat Ps3. (I gotta say, it's quite tempting) Others due to tech. issues.
if they just wanted a upgrade thats not on there 3-4th. they could always deactivate the system pretty easy if the old ones weren;t Dead. 3 or 4 is so many of ps3's to burn through for your friends/.
Go to qoricity.com an you can see the details of your account, delete certain ps3s that have your psn name on it and clear pap systems too.
yea, i want to get rid of my activations as well. its sucks that i cant.
@grzajabarkus You can't deactivate accounts from qoricity.com But you can see active ps3/psp systems on your account (w/ date of activation)
@grzajabarkus you can't delete PS3 using that, they use to display console ID code when the service launched but have actually changed that a few months ago. It only tells you how many PS3 there are, when you click deactivate it'll tell you can only use the PS3 to do that. My advice if they don't reset, email Sony and come up with an excuse to reset it so no ps3 are assigned to that account. I did. they only do it once for you, that is what i was told in the email
I'm on my 4th ps3... Ylod twice and then bought a slim then that got Hdd corruption with 3.56. The two times I had Sony erase my activations I told them that they must cause I had system failures and never could of deactivated. When YLOD appears your ps3 wont turn on and when your ps3 gets corrupt it doesn't reach XMB menu. The two times they deleted my stuff, they said they would do it one time only as a good gesture. Now my ps3 is about to sell today on Ebay and I won't be able to deactivate if PSN not up by tomorrow... hopefully they reset all activations.
@Nitrowolf12 So are Sony going to deactivate your account? How did you get them to do that, I've been emailing them for months and they don't think its possible for someone to have activated 5 accounts without gamesharing. Can you tell me what you sent them?
I'm on my fourth PS3, but only because I own three. My original 60GB Fat YLODed, and so did its replacement. So now I have two slims and a 60GB Fat that doesn't work sitting in my closet until I decide to fix it or sell it.
phew, I was kinda worried when I heard the conference stream, cos I'm on my 2nd PS3.
account activation limits really suck...
im on my 4th sony really don't consoles like they used to i had my ps2 for a good 11 years before i decided to sell it
I understand this, but what if (in my case) you bought a new PS3 WHILE the network was down? Speaking of backups, I managed to do a full backup on the original PS3 before it died on me. 57 GB of game installs, save files, demos etc. I got a new slim, put in a 500 GB HDD and restored. Right away I noticed that the restore process was only taking 2 minutes...2 minutes to copy 57 GB?!? That's not right. I was kind of disappointed to see that after the restore process, each and everything I had purchased, downloaded or installed to the PS3 from the PSN or retail disc games wasn't there. Turns out it would have worked ONLY on the same PS3 that I downloaded on, aka the one that died. Even worse, some game save files don't work. I was just like 10-20 minutes away from platinuming inFamous for the trophy of purchasing all positive karma. inFamous keeps reporting the error that I cannot load the save file as it was created by someone else. I did, but I think the error means "a different PS3". Shit, now I have to do it all over again!! Now, this raises one question. With the new PS3 cloud save system, does it work with the infamous save files? Has anyone actually tried this?
The way a friend of mine did it, he did the system link transfer using a cross over ethernet cable which took some time but it did work with taking all his data over to the new ps3. With the cloud storage I can vouch 100% those saves work no matter where you go as long as your accounts are activated on the other PS3's. Speaking of which I better deactivate the other systems before its too late... But yes if you do cloud storage they do work on another console, just make sure you pay attention to the warning on some of the saves where it says you may have to wait 24 hours before accessing them again (meaning if you want to upload/download the saves you have to wait). Edit - What wouldn't hurt if you upload trophy data just incase
that is not good news, I am in same situation but backed up everything with the cloud as I was lazy and now the psn is down lol I am hours and hours into so many damn games............. edit: thanks proto
I would like to know that as well !!! My 60gb ps3 died last Friday while psn was down and i didn't get my data saved. so now as my old console won't switch on due to ylod I can't access my account.on my currently only activated console. There is rumours going Round that you will be able to verify via email but only once psn is fully up and running and Sony reckon this could take weeks. I hope I'm not going go be stuck without being able to access my psn account on my new console just because Sony failed to secure thing correctly on the first place. If that is the case I will be really angry especially after investing in a new console and putting more money into Sony to be screwed over by not being able to recover my psn account .
As an added layer of security, that password can only be changed on the same PS3 in which that account was activated, >>>or through validated email confirmation<<<, a critical step to help further protect customer data. http://blog.eu.playstation.... learn to read
the restore backup system is a restore meant to be used on the same PS3 ...the license system sony uses ( both on PS3 & PSP ) require both the account & the console ID to work .. that's why you can't copy the game to another ps3 ( otherwise anybody could trade games easily ) To do a FULL backup to another system , you have to use the LAN CABLE option .. the backup option will AT BEST restore some properties of your accounts (PSN) and you'll have to go online and get the file from PSN afterwards . The backup system is meant to work if you keep the same PS3 .. i upgraded from a 60gb hard drive to a 250gb hard drive and i used the bakup system and got everything back BECAUSE I KEPT THE SAME CONSOLE..
Yes ps cloud does work with infamous. Only games that don;t work is enchanted arms, and afrika...everything else works.
Thanks a lot for all the responses! @Redempteur- I would have done the same thing. It (PS3) had begun slowing down, restarting every now and then and crashing from the game to the XMB. At first I thought that it was a bad disc or something. Every game would soon start crashing on me. Some people suggested formatting the HDD but this didn't solve the problems, even if I reset the PS3 to the factory settings. So during this whole process I took the opportunity to do a full backup just in case it would die on me at any moment. I didn't have a new PS3 at hand so I couldn't use the LAN cable method :(. The next day, it rolled over and REALLY played dead. Exactly one week later at one sunny morning, I went to Bestbuy and bought myself a PS3 slim (killzone 3 bundle), precisely on the same day that the PSN went down (spectacular timing!). So now I've got all these demos, minis, game downloads and lots of game installs that will only work on the Dead PS3. Here's what I'll try once PSN is back up- 1) Activate my PSN ID to work with the new PS3 slim. 2) Once I've successfully done that, I'll try to see whether I can use the inFamous save files. 3) If not, I'll upload them to the cloud, wait 24 hours and download them again. (should hopefully work). 4) If all else fails, then just replay the game (this would be annoying because of the time consumption needed to do this). One trophy left, I can't just let it slide!
@egidem your BEST BET is to activate your Previous PSN account. and then to redownload everything as for the saves they should work once the account is activated with the restore backup ( i'm assuming you've already did that )
@Redempteur - Yep I did. I still have the backup as well. I'm going to wait and see what happens after I activate the account, once PSN is back online that is. Thanks!
Yay!!!! 4 Slut WUT ?
our 4 slots would be awesome... good question
Thank god for that!
Thanks goodness!! I don't have my original 40GB Phat PS3. I've got one of them hot new models, Slim 120GB.
I got one of those hot new models too but she got more junk in the trunk than yours do.
Ironically you are calling it "hot", when it really is the new "cool" slim PS3....
Why was this an issue when they said you could reset it with your valid email acct?
Because people want to jump right in the action.
Brilliant news :D
wait a sec when they had that new agreement I was one of those guys that couldnt sign in I needed the permission of the master account. The master account was on my ylod ps3 so I couldnt get my account back which was a bunch of BS hopefully this means I get it back...
I wonder if we will be able to activate video content on our PS3's for the people who had to deactivate another PS3 in order to enable it on another? would be awesome if that was the case!
Who wrote the article title? The fuck.
indeed (my 1st thought also yo) lol :) OT: This whole damn w/o online thing is BS!
"or through validated email confirmation, a critical step to help further protect customer data." thank god! for a minute there I was about to rage
this article helps most people on N4G... lol
Hummmm!! This Please's me go on. Lol But Yes I did want thoes new features we heard about in the required update, but nothing was promised, so I cant get mad over something that was never mine. -Media Head-
I can see lots of trouble with this in the ifew weeks when and if the psn comes back up.
Thank god as i dont have my original ps3. When i read this on the eu blog. That password can only be changed on the same PS3 in which that account was activated, or through validated email confirmation, a critical step to help further protect customer data. I was wondering what do i do now lol. Glad its been sorted out though.
Does this mean no more game sharing?
Great news, I think, because this means I can log in as long as I've been online with my current ps3 doesn't it? Even if I haven't downloaded anything? I have two accounts and I've only downloaded on one of them, but both should be ok right?
I love how everyone has his own explanation of what this means...
this is off topic but theres a few people on the us playstation blog claiming that their now signed into their japanese PSN accounts!! has anyone on here tried it yet?
just tried to log in to the eu and us servers both still down...
supposeably the japanese PSN is coming online first I think Japan will get it sometime today (its the 2nd here) and the us an eu PSN will go online on the 3rd.
I haven't tried, but it wouldn't make a difference either way. All it would mean is the servers are coming back online, which we already know.
theres also a few people on twitter now stating thats there japanese accounts are up!! its a pity not many gamers in japan are going to be playing the games us westerners are into
No shit Sherlock. Wasn't it glaringly obvious - even if you hadn't read one of the articles saying that you need either the original console OR email activation - that you wouldn't need your original PS3 to reactive your account? Surely Sony have demonstrated that they can make some technical blunders here and there, but I can't imagine they would be quite so stupid as to presume we're all still on our first PS3.
I never understood why this was so confusing to begin with. I'm not even going to get into who was in the wrong or who should be blamed for this whole thing, but during this whole episode, it's like people were actively TRYING to take clear statements from Sony and act like they're speaking alien. It was my understanding that you have to create this new password on the PS3 that you activated your account on. It didn't say created, it said activated. Is that wrong?
I think i have a problem lol. i read the article and heres my story. My 60gb ps3 just YLOD'ed. I got my new slim my old phat broke and when i went to activate my account on my slim networks down. :/ sounds like bad luck.
Good to see that they are takking the necessary steps to alleviate this issue.
Back in nov 09 my 60g YLoDed because my li'l bro played gta4 right after a 4hour backup. What has this to do with psn.....absolutely nothing at all.
Finally,i was worried because my original 60gb Launch PS3 doesn't work at all.
So Sony loses all your information due to poor security and you guys are cheering? Let me explain what Sony has offered as compensation for downtime and loss of information. Lets think about this for a minute, PS+ allows its subscribers to gain PS+ exclusives, and free content on a monthly basis. When you subscribe to PS+, it is made clear that any content downloaded that is PS+ exclusive may be subject to expiration at the end of the PS+ subs period, unless that subs is renewed (basically you lose the content unless you renew the subs in time). Sony have stated that it will be offering Sony exclusives as compensation for the recent PSN downtime. Does this mean sony are about to rip its users off yet again? Combine this with the 30 days free ps+ offer and what do you get? A big compensation trick to fool you into effectivly trialling the service, and to tempt you into subscribing for a longer period. Theres also those users that will use the online saves feature ps+ offers, will those users be able to grab their saves, after the 30 days free has expired? No they will not, they will have to subscribe again to PS+ withing 60 days to be able to obtain their own content. Nice.
What is far more interesting for me is how Internet really exploded when that had happened. You see ONLY Sony news on every site, on N4G it's only Sony news on the front and you see jokes like "Osama Bin Laden DEAD. Amazing what America can do when the PSN is down." Makes you wonder, how big is PSN in America??? Is it really that huge and important for people? What'll happen when they plug off XBL?
What if i created the account on a PSP?
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