Sony: PSN Accounts On Vita Tied To Memory Card, Possible To Create More Than One

by Mike Bendel December 8, 2011 @ 10:09 am

Update: Sony has issued a response to this report, stating that it’s not possible to interface with more than one PSN account on PS Vita, even with multiple Memory Cards.

Sony’s clarified its one PSN account per Vita policy — according to Sony associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie, users can create more than one PSN account on a PS Vita by using multiple memory cards. This is due to the fact that PSN settings are tied to the memory card itself, rather than the system.

“Your PSN ID is bonded to your memory card and your memory card is bonded to your Vita,” MacKenzie told Wired. “So if you wanted to change different PSN users but use the same memory card, you would need to go factory reset,”

The approach is still less flexible from what was allowed on PS3 — particularly if you are playing a game from a different region and want trophies to show up on your main account. Also, locking the memory card to a system is troublesome, considering all your saves could be rendered useless if your Vita stops working. On the plus side, for Sony, the secondhand market for memory cards will be non-existent if there’s no way to break the bond between system and card.

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