Sony Clamps Down On PSN Gamesharing, Limits Content Activations To 2

by Mike Bendel November 4, 2011 @ 4:58 pm


In an effort presumably aimed at clamping down on gamesharing, Sony has reduced the number of content activations to a mere 2, down from 5.

This means content purchased from PSN can be activated on up to 2 PSP or PS3 systems at any time, including the unit said content was purchased from. However, the policy only affects game content purchased after November 18, so existing shares above the revised count are safe.

Additionally, Sony plans to provide a new PlayStation Network account management website where users will be able to deactivate devices attached to their PlayStation Network account via their PC. Currently, deactivating accounts must be done while logged into your PSN account on the PS3.

It’s safe to assume the upcoming PS Vita will have the same limitation when it comes to sharing content.

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eldiablov says:

Sounds reasonable enough, especially if they do implement the PC deactivation service.

Craig Fairfax says:

I would have been alright with it, if it didn't count the console it was originally downloaded on.

ShadowmanX5 says:

Sony has been failing to innovate in the last few years, asked too much of us all in May but we stuck with them and then they go and do this! As consumers we shouldn't just let this pass! If you agree join the "Prevent the End of Game Sharing on PlayStation" group on Facebook so we can be heard! [www.facebook.com]

eldiablov says:

It's not the end of game sharing if you can still share ...

ShadowmanX5 says:

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