Upcoming Change to PSP and PS3 Activation Rules

By: General Press

Changes are coming to how many PSP and PS3 Systems can be activated under one PlayStation Network account. Full details after the jump.


Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that upcoming changes will be enforced that might change how many devices you will actively use on your PSN account:


We’d like to inform you of some upcoming changes to the usage policies for PlayStation Network game content. As of November 18, 2011, the number of devices that can be activated on one PlayStation Network account for game content purchased from the PlayStation Store will be updated as follows:

For game content purchased after November 18, 2011, a new policy will apply and the number of devices that can be activated will be as follows:

  • PS3: Users will be able to play the game on up to 2 activated PS3 systems.
  • PSP: Users will be able to play the game on up to 2 activated PSP systems.

Please note that this update will not affect game content purchased before November 18. The PSP rights include PSP-1000/2000/3000 series as well as the PSPgo system.

PlayStation Network users are able to change the activation setting through each device, and Sony Computer Entertainment plans to provide a new PlayStation Network account management website where users will be able to deactivate particular devices attached to their PlayStation Network account via their PC.

For most users this probably wont affect them, but if you own more than 2 PS3s, you’ll have to de-activate one and then re-activate another when switching between them. PSPs are in the same situation. At least they are going to allow us to manage the activations online and that has been needed for a while.

What’s your take on this? Comment below.

  • Anonymous

    I think this is total bs, because me n 4 of my friends have been buying games on a sub account, switching the buyer everytime, so we can all enjoy the same games we play together. I just recently figured out that you can only have 2 people per game now so its kinda fn my buds n me. This sucks

  • Anonymous

    So I guess I will not be getting any more games on psn,to tell you the truth that when we had 5 ps3s, that was the only reason I ever bought anything via psn, I have over 50 downloaded games through a few accounts. But now I’m done. Rather have a disk based game anyway, so I can trade/sell it later. I know my friends are mad too and also will not be buying games via psn. I think this is just another way to make sony more money anyway. What a bunch of penny pinching mofos,lol. Now I get why the anons did what they did. The only reason I choose ps3 over xbox is because the online is free. But if the indian givers keep taking stuff away, I’m def going to switch to xbox. First my ps3divx, then my fileshare, what’s next my free online, I bet, fn aholes

  • Anonymous

    Yeah same here, that was my only reason. I share my content with my family and now I have to choose a family member that can share content with me. From now on I am just going to buy things from gamestop. It’s cheaper that way.

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