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Submitted by manwo 1156d ago | rumor

Only 1 PSN account per PS Vita

"Recently, we found a bad news for the Sony's upcoming handhelds Playstation Vita. It was from a forum that a user just came back from the PS Vita event in Osaka, and the user wrote a bad news for PS Vita. Let's take a look below." (PS Vita, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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Coltrane_C  +   1156d ago
Doesn't bother me because no one else will be touch my Vita except me
manwo  +   1156d ago
yeah
Wiseman   1155d ago | Spam
egidem  +   1156d ago
Same here, but that kind of sucks.
Rage_S90  +   1156d ago
Yeah d*ck move, sony have gone backwards.
MariaHelFutura  +   1156d ago
As of right now I think this is a rumor.
egidem  +   1156d ago
@MariaHelFutura

Let's hope so. I'd suck really if you couldn't access say 2 different accounts of 2 different regions on the same Vita. It would make downloading different content easier.

Like I said, let's hope this is just a rumor.
Spenok  +   1156d ago
I somehow doubt this is true. First off the system has more memory and ram then the PS3, thus allowing it to do something the PS3 is incapable of doing (Cross game voice chat).

And or if it is true i hope its region specific.

Though at the same time it kind of makes sense as they are trying to keep people from game sharing like people took advantage of with the PS3.

Yea, this definitly sucks if true.
CrazyRap  +   1156d ago
My vita My rules
dark-hollow  +   1156d ago
I hope they change this as there ar certain contents only available on certain regions ):
Dee_91  +   1156d ago
can you get the eu and jpn stuff off the ps3 and put it on the vita ?
If so then no worries here
MaxXAttaxX  +   1155d ago
'Dmarc' is correct.
trancefreak  +   1156d ago
Wasn't the psp go the same way with 1 account per machine.
Hatmantc  +   1156d ago
the psp in general was like that
coryok  +   1156d ago
if someone wanted to play your vita with their account they could though... theres just about no storage space on the vita without memory cards so a factory reset becomes trivial.

you'll have almost nothing saved on the vita so in resetting to factory settings you'll loose almost nothing
raytraceme  +   1156d ago
Explains why vita games on psn will be 40% less than retail. So gamers can get their games cheap with out having sony loose out on sales ala gamesharing. The vita is getting better and better by the day.
VegaShinra  +   1156d ago
You do realize this means you can't download any games or demos from the EU/Japan store if you are in North America, right?

It's a form of region locking digital content. Not a big deal but does kinda suck.
-Mika-  +   1156d ago
All i have to say is read cgoodno #3 and #5 post in the link below. He basically explains it all.

http://forums.n4g.com/tm.as...
Waddy101  +   1156d ago
I'd rather have the games im gonna play daily 40% less than be able to play the occasional title that i want from a different region
gamingdroid  +   1156d ago
Except, the difference is that you can still share your iPad/iPhone and each app has their own account if necessary.

Games typically don't and often times they only save based on checkpoints, not a save game file.

Either way and whatever the reason is, I would say this is a backwards step and I hope Sony will change this.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1155d ago
@gamingdroid
Ahhh there's the spin!
Focus  +   1156d ago
Lol, the art of spinning, a playstation fanboy skill
Rainstorm81  +   1156d ago
The art of Hypocrisy... a general fanboy skill.

Damn near every handheld digital device has only one user account, including the 3DS,PSP, and IOS devices.
radphil  +   1156d ago
"Damn near every handheld digital device has only one user account, including the 3DS,PSP, and IOS devices."\

The PSP and IOS device thing you might want to watch out of. You can switch accounts on those without reformatting to default settings.
phinch  +   1156d ago
Well im not buying it for anyone else except me, ive kept the one ps3 account since launch too
MimeTime   1156d ago | Spam
Waddy101  +   1156d ago
This was the case with the PSP, so it's not that big a deal.
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Neo Nugget  +   1156d ago
You could *have* more than one account on the psp, you just disabled everything from one account while you played content from the other.

Still, this is hardly even a big deal...
CynicalVision  +   1156d ago
Wait, so I won't be able to switch between my UK and US accounts on the Vita?
Wintersun616  +   1156d ago
Some of you should really practice some source criticism. This originates to a forum post from a nobody, yet you are commenting as if Sony confirmed this themself.

If this is true, it's a bummer, but nothing deal breaking, because it's no different from the PSP and 3DS.
5119ent  +   1156d ago
they should change this...at least 2
rajman  +   1156d ago
Thats quite lame really, I just hope the PSN Store will be updated worldwide on the same day, will suck if a region has to wait longer than another to download demos/games etc because we can only have 1 PSN account and not access the store from another region
tiffac008  +   1156d ago
And having multiple accounts on a handheld gaming device was a big deal when...? o_O
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Spenok  +   1153d ago
Lol i dont know. I cant think of one that ever allowed you to have more than one account. Or hell, even have an account to begin with besides the PSP.
enkeixpress  +   1156d ago
Looks like I won't be able to do what I do on my PS3 & download exclusive content from different region PSN stores with my multiple region PSN accounts.

UK, US, Japan, Hong Kong, etc etc.. :D

Ah well... Might be able to get around that with custom firmware though, hopefully. Can't wait for this handheld to be hacked, open up it's full potential. Homebrew! GBA, Snes, N64 emulators.. and dare I say it, play downloaded isos of PSVita games. :)
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LeBronista  +   1155d ago
I bet you don't have an access to multiple PSN accounts 'cause you're a pirate.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1156d ago
that's how it should be. A handheld is a personal device anyway. And if you want to get games from different regions you can do it through your ps3 and then just transfer to your vita.
nevin1  +   1156d ago
I hated switching back and forth between accounts to play certain games o associated with the two accounts im using. This does sucks.

Also, im no trophy fan, but I really wouldn't want people unlocking trophies for me when they play my vita.

Also, you would think sony would allow mutiple users one vita. imagine a scenario where a person who has a vita and his freind who has a PSN account but no vita could unlock trophies. At some point this will encourage his freind to buy a vita especially if he's a trophy hunter.

Also alot of families will buy one handheld but its has to be shared.

I remember me and my bro shared a Gameboy back in 1995.
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Ethereal  +   1156d ago
Fine with me...
GirlyGamer  +   1156d ago
Do you need more than 1 accounts? I've honestly never thought of this until i saw this article.
Razongunz  +   1155d ago
1 account is enough for me.. i'm not planing to have anyone except me to touch my vita.

but there is one thing i'm worried about. this thing about 1 account..means i can't download games from the japanese PSN.. that makes sense and i'm fine with that.

but does it affect japanese retail games aswell? because i'm planing to get my vita here in europe, and then i will inport the japanese titles for vita that i think is cool but arent available in EU.. anyone knows if i can still play retail games from japan on it?
wardude01509  +   1155d ago
I find this hard to believe - maybe if there is only 1 psn account maybe you can have multiple sub accounts under that 1 psn account..Definitely worth checking out though to get the truth when the console is released..
DA_SHREDDER  +   1155d ago
Wow, this is not good. No R3 or L3 buttons and now only 1 log in ID? Yeah, I don't see me ever being enticed to buy the Vita, considering the ps3 is cheaper, and does almost everything better, besides not being portable and cross game chat. Which, btw, doesn't matter to me cause I love playing on consoles! But yeah, thanks but no thanks Sony. Let me know when you guys are ready to do something not just hardcore, but for adults when it comes to handhelds.

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