PS Vita Limited To One PSN Account

by Mike Bendel December 3, 2011 @ 12:00 pm


Unlike the PS3, it seems that the PS Vita will only allow one PSN account per system. If you want to create multiple accounts to access different store regions, you’re out of luck. Well, unless you do a restore to factory settings, which wipes out your entire system configuration each time. Talk about a hassle.

This is according to a user that attended a local PS Vita event held in Osaka, Japan. Printed on the FAQ section of a handout was the following:

Only 1 account. If you want to to use a different account, you need to format the system to factory settings.

The PSP had the same restriction, in that it did not allow users to create multiple accounts on a single unit. Still, we’re surprised to see Sony taking this backwards approach with the Vita.

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DaRe says:

That's a good thing. I don't really see a need in using more than one account for one PS Vita.

Adiuvo says:

They've probably done this to cut down on game sharing. It was a pretty big deal on the PS3.

MenaceInc says:

If it's shared between siblings and they wanted separate trophy progress, this may get in the way of that.

eldiablov says:

This is a bit shit. What about region specific content? :(

Abe Froeman says:

I'm not a fan of this decision either. I didn't grab a lot of stuff from EU store, but I did use that account a lot for games like Demon's Souls where you're limited to only four character builds per PSN.

Dan says:

It indeed sucks for those families who can't afford two Vitas.

Craig Fairfax says:

Sony doesn't care about black people.

slicer4ever says:

lol, thanks for a new sig quote=-)

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