A clean wipe feature has been added to the Qriocity website which can be used once every 6 months. "Also it should be mentioned that there is no way to just deactivate PSP systems, you will have to do everything (PS3 + PSP) in one go."
Once every 6 months?
Makes sense otherwise this whole maintenance would have been pointless. People would just gameshare their second activation and then use the clean swipe and rinse and repeat lol. I love my logic.
Once every 6 months I am fine with means less people would abuse it. I will wait until maybe Dec. to do this especially for my psp.
I go for a clean wipe daily
Newsflash Sony plugs a hole in their download policy that enabled users to download copies of the games they purchased to their friends accounts which Sony says people were abusing. In unrelated news digital downloads of games decline. Gamers say "I can buy the games for less money on disk and I can bring them over to a friends place to play if I want. The only advantage that downloading had is the games could be played on multiple consoles at the same time. Why would I pay more money for downloads and get less than what I get for purchasing the games on disk?" * 6 months later * Sony announces that game downloads declined. They suspect piracy is to blame. * gamers collectively face palm Sony *
Six months is actually not bad. Apple has had a similar feature, but you deactivated computers associated with your iTunes store account. Although for Apple, you can only do it once a year.
It's that way because if they didn't it would be easier for people to 'rent' out the 2nd use on their account for money.
This is awesome.. idk why you would be mad about this? Before Sony would just say no. I'm glad they did this. Esp. since I had 2 ps3 slots taken thanks to my cousin's PS3 YLODing and my old ps3 YLODing hahaha Now I'm back to a good number, 1 <3
Ok, now everyone can get mad. When Sony said they were going to make activations manageable online, I assumed it would be pretty similar to how Netflix lets you manage individual streaming device activations. Shoulda known that Sony wouldn't be that consumer-friendly.
What's the problem exactly? Is it really that hard to just re-activate the ones you want to use?
Exactly I have no problems with this MS do exactly the same thing and only give 1 console unlike Sonys 2 so people should be grateful. This will save soo much trouble having to ring Sony and try get your activations wiped.
Problem is that they limit deactivations to twice per year. Should be able to deactivate whenever you want. @Gamer1982 - False. You can play your 360 content on as many 360's as you want as long as you're signed into your own GamerTag. The 1 console thing is for licensing content to a specific console so ANY GamerTag can play said content.
Why do you need to be able to deactivate online that often? The only thing you need this for is if your console breaks leaving you unable to deactivate it. You can still deactivate your systems from the system itself.
the problem is that i pay $600 for a ps3 that i could share whit 5 systems, i own 4 myself and 1 for my little brother in NY, now Sony wtf am i supposed to do? and i don't give a sh!t about what MS does because i didn't bought their system , this is complete BS sony , i have supported you since the first ps1 , then the ps2 , psp and last the ps3, was going to get the vita but after all this [email protected] i am going to have to think about it.
Why do u need 4 ps3's son?
You can deactivate any time you want from your console, this computer based deactivation is for broken consoles so I don't see what the big deal, this is actually a pretty nice new option imo.
@pwee, cuz i have 2 sons and i didn't want them bothering me when i play , each has their own ps3 so that they don't have to fight for playing time,the last ps3 is in the living room because i don't want to move my ps3 from my bedroom, was that enough for you kid?
umm... here's a thought. Deactivate your ps3 before going over and activate that one? it's not hard. The main issue was having a slot locked out due to YLOD or in-accessibility to the actual hardware. Now even if u don't have the actual hardware with you, you can still deactivate the account.
this is really good cuz now u can deactivate ps3 from a website. previously there was no way of deactivating a account without deactivating it from within that particular ps3. this is actually a really good feature to have. *there were few exceptions .. very few and selective. EDIT: all u ps3 game sharing abusers out there who lost most of ur activations should go deactivate everything before sony takes this feature away.
hopefully there is a way to do single systems tomorrow
wtf.... maybe im looking at the wrong catefory but theres no fucking way to even see what system to deactivate.... not even a fucking mac address....
yeah, no info whatsoever... no serial, no mac, no date of activation, nothing... Ridiculous! And that: "once every 6 months." that's a joke.
after u sign in. u are taken to ur account screen. it saids right there 'deactivate all 5 ps3' click it to deactivate everything. u dont need no mac address. than go reactivate it from the ps3 u are using. I just did it and it worked out just fine. u cant select which ps3. its either all or nothing EDIT: for trollers who act like they have a ps3, and other peepz who doesnt know how to use a ps3... to re-activate ur ps3, u simply 'play' the game and it will auto-activate ur ps3
as far as I was aware you need to go to network>account management and manually activate it from the console. when I bought fifa 11 with a new ps3 I couldn't download the online pass because I didn't have an authorized ps3.
oh my bad, I meant to say u simply 'download' the game and it will auto activate ur ps3
All i did was deactivate everything and then just go on the devices you want activated and activate them.
When I logged in, it showed me the devices I had activated and I can deactivate it one at a time.
Who wants some popcorn?!
Christ on a motorbike is it REALLY THAT HARD to deactivate all then turn on the one(s) you use and reactivate them ?
apparently for some people it is
people like to complain. first world problems.
Christ on a motorbike now that i like to see. On topic i have had couple old systems die on me also i shared one with my farther who sold his for 360 didnt tell me so lost 3 right there,so this is really helpfull for me.
Here you go... http://old.shipoffools.com/...
My question is if I deactivate all my accounts will I still be able to activate all the content I had bought before today on up to 5 ps3's.
Once you activate an account, then you will be able to play whatever content you already have on it. The new changes only affects the content you plan share between your 5 PS3s in the future, anything else before the update is fine.
So how do you gameshare with five PS3's then? Since once you "deactivate all systems", how does it know which five you want? I'm assuming it only gives you the option to pick 2 consoles? I might have to check this out....
From what I understand, once you deactivated all your systems from your PSN account. The first two you reactivate will be the 2 consoles that you can share your contents with. Then you'll need to wait for 6 months before you can choose again.
they have said that previous content will still be shared amongst 5 systems. the 2 system limit only applies to content you purchase from now on.
2 Systems? That's it?? WTF Sony!?
Honestly it was prolly 3rd party pubs pressuring them into doing it.
oh no end of the world! MS only allowed 1 since launch maybe we should complain about that right? We have had it good since launch with 5 and I for one am glad with this new idea its better for people who actually use the service legally and not gameshare. The ONLY people this will hurt are those who game share and the 3 or 4 people worldwide who are lucky enough to own 3 or more PS3s. Since you get 12 month warranty on ps3 (6 in US) the 6 month wipe is perfect in my eyes as no longer do you have to worry about dead consoles ruining your activation limits.
Its not just 3 or 4 people it depends on how you have everything laid out. I know a lot of people that have one in the living room and one elsewhere. That is already 2 an quite a few were considering a third or they have a child or multiple other reasons to have another one. An the problem is that it was toted as a feature of the PS3/PSN Microsoft hasn't changed anything. The ultimate point is just like the online pass its not considering all parties involved especially if you can only deactivate twice a year. For example me and my girl have a PS3 and there is one in the living room and one at her moms house in the living room. If you stop thinking of it as you being one person it an actually owning a house. You can quite easily build up to at least 3 systems.
like i said before, i don't care what MS does or doesn't do, i only care of what my ps3 does because it is the system that i have, i bought them because i could share all the games whit all my other ps3( yes i own 4) now WTF! SONY?
@Enate You can turn on those PS3s and manually do the deactivation/activation process as many times as you need, you are only limited to do it remotely (what you couldn't do before anyway)... Why would you even bother doing it remotely if you can do it right there?
How do i deactivate Video?
i had to call them.
or u could email them thru the ps3 forums on the help thing like i did.
This sucks I cant sign into the Qriocity site do deactivate all my PSN accoutns that I shared,seeing the service isnt available in my country. WTF man
Try using a proxy. On topic: How hard can it be to turn on the devices you want to use..?
Psh, is this why my killzone 2 qriocity background poofed with like 3 others?
bout time they allowed this.
I guess I don't have a full understanding and have not logged in since the change, but I have 4 ps3's. Do I still have the ability to use the cloud and share game save data to all 4 as well as use netflix? Or does this only allow two of my ps3's sign into my PSN account. Speaking to the game sharing, if I purchase a piece of content, just as hard media, I should be able to use it on any system in my household.
Any games purchased and shared before yesterday stay at 5... as of today, just two systems can be activated to play games. I don't think netflix matters.
As to your point about buying hard media that is why the online pass is retarded. So many people are short sided an act like everyone is a gamer who lives alone and or plays alone in their household. Not to mention how cutting out content could actually hurt the sale they could of had. MW2 rented it from gamefly for a month finally sent it back an bought it. For all the crap Activision get you don't see any of that bs on MW3.
I just want to be able to sign in invisible and to have a categorized download history. That's all I want for Christmas.
Oh well, this on top of limiting it to 2 systems means I will not buy anything else off PSN. Over the years I have spent over $1,000 on PSN purchases because I thought it was great value for money. I even purchased a 3rd PS3 2 months ago because of the ability to gameshare with my kids (all 3 consoles are in the same house) Sorry Sony, I was loyal to you and supported your brand and this is how you repay me.
That is a perfect example of someone who is not considered in this. A lot of adults these days that have kids all play games and the game sharing worked well. An actually helped encourage sales across more games seeing as you don't have to buy something twice or 3 times. All of these new online restrictions are near sided and flat out don't give a **** about any other scenario.
2 system limit seems reasonable to me. I also own 3 systems 2 are used for gaming and the 3rd is used as a living room multimedia center (movies, music and family pictures/videos). Lets just hope Sony does not become even more restrictive in the future.
so from what i understand of the comments *correct me if im wrong guy* is that you can only deactivate once every 6 month online which purpose should only be for a dead ps3 the deactivation manually is still the same as ever just limited to 2 ps3s this time now i already deactivated the psp but i think it activated again when i reuse it on my new ps3 to put music in if i want to deactivate that psp (in time for vita and use that instead) i have to go on the ps3 it was on to deactivate? if so then its not as bad as i thought it was despite the ps3+psp in one go confusion
Called me slow, But Im confused about the PSP situation.
Right now I don't have home internet(using Mcdonald's Wifi at the moment) So If I deactivate all 5 of my PSPs, I cant re activate it unless I use my PS3? Also atleast three of those PSPs I didn't activate them via a PS3. I didn't have a PS3 untill 08. I actually created an account almost a year before I got a PS3. had a PSP since 06 and went through alot of them because they were rather stolen, traded or sold it. I had no idea about the activation stuff.
Ummm this is an awesome feature.... I do not see what the complaint is about... honestly who has more than 2 ps3's in a single household all playing at ONCE.... on the same ACCOUNT All I can say for those ppl who actually experience the old method of system activations they would fully understand that this is a much better and logical route.
I think Sony should have somthing in place for people who have multipul PS3 consoles in the same house, because for example... this christmas some people are going to buy a 3rd PS3 for a kid or somthing like that, on the understanding that he/she will beable to share some crazy PSN game with his/her other consoles in the house. Right or wrong to game share, the fact still remains that Sony have alowed it for 5 years, got people use to it, like its second nature, and they take 3 shares away from them without respect for people who buy more then 2 PS3's. Now of course Sony had to sort this potential loss for 4 other sales out, but upsetting people by taking their special treat away , also turns into a potential loss. They need to counter it by dropping the prices a little so people buy more, ive notice since the opening of Playstation Store things like PS1 games have jumped from £3.99 to £7.99 for 15 year old games , first map pack for CoD:MW was £8 , and map packs now for CoD are £11.99. Room for improvment all around.
well now sony is not getting money from me for a VITA. I was going to buy one but If I cant have the games I already purchased to play on my psp, ps3 and the vita im not going to waste my money.
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