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Sony Confirms PS Vita PSN Accounts Linked to Memory Cards

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158w ago - Today Sony's associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie has confirmed that PS Vita PSN accounts are linked to the handheld's memory cards and not the device itself for those wondering.

Essentially this means those who like bringing their gamer profile and downloadable games over to a friends house to show them off will probably like the PlayStation Vita since the PSN accounts are bonded to the memory card they're downloaded to.

To quote from GameInformer.com (linked above): "Your PSN ID is bonded to your memory card and your memory card is bonded to your Vita," Sony associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie told [Register or Login to view links].

"So if you wanted to change different PSN users but use the same memory card, you would need to go factory reset."

So accessing your PSN account and games is as easy as swapping out the memory card they're installed on. Sounds simple enough. If you have too much media for one of Sony's spendy storage devices, you can have your PSN account linked to multiple memory cards.

One question I have is how often do you think you'll be swapping out memory cards on your Vita? When would you ever be toting around your memory card without your Vita?

Finally, Sony has confirmed to [Register or Login to view links] that only one user account can be used on a PlayStation Vita for those wondering.

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#14 - Denida - 158w ago
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They are just trying to get you to buy more of their overpriced mem cards...

#13 - HeyManHRU - 158w ago
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The PS Vita is going to do worse that the 3DS in sales, Sony must be making some pretty good games because if there not the PS Vita will just fail. I'm sure more people are going to be buying the 3DS now since the release of Mario Kart 7.

#12 - SwordOfWar - 158w ago
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So what happens when you fill the card up and need to upgrade to a bigger card? Do you lose all your data because you have to "factory reset"? That is just sad....

At least on the original PSP you could plug the card into a PC and copy over the data to your new card.

#11 - shummyr - 158w ago
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I would buy one and just wait for it to be moddable and aftermarket memory cards to come out and there I can do what I want and dont have to worry

#10 - elser1 - 158w ago
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yep i think thats enough to stop me buying one of these..the mem cards will probably be $50 ea in au and i'm a heavy user of psn with plus etc so id fill them pretty quickly.. sonys grand scheme to rip the consumer off in every way it can doesn't sit well with me..


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