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December 8, 2011 // 2:19 pm - 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 (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 Wired.

"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 Wired that only one user account can be used on a PlayStation Vita for those wondering.

Sony Confirms PS Vita PSN Accounts Linked to Memory Cards

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#29 - Bartholomy - December 15, 2011 // 6:24 am
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Meh. Except Uncharted, looking PSVITA games (i was at TGS2011), i'm not exactly fainting for new games. An other flop, hoping a hack. History repeat. And Sony failed again. At TGS i heard a guy looking PSVITA area, commenting "WTF is this trash. Do i have to pay thousand yen for this? Oh please". I laugh 5 mins.

#28 - Malax - December 15, 2011 // 2:32 am
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I think Sony is trying too hard to avoid the PSP fiasco with the Vita and they're going about it in absolutely the wrong way.

The REAL problem Sony had with the PSP was not the pirates, it was the crappy games. The absolute complete lack of games seriously encouraged hackers (and then pirates) because people were desperate for something to use the console for. I bought a PSP shortly after launch and was wowed by the potential, and there were just NO GAMES.

Lumines was a launch game and the only game I really enjoyed. The custom firmware that came out was a blessing because then I could actually get some USE out of the thing, I didn't have to tote around a bag of completely ridiculous umd cartridge-discs, and I didn't have to sell my first born to buy a decent enough sized memory card to use it as an mp3/movie player. I spent more time playing SNES emulated games (especially the RPGs) than I ever did the actually psp "games."

I remember reading articles talking about how the best selling things for PSP for a long time were the UMD movies. That's pathetic. By the time some half decent games came out for the system years after it's launch, most people that I know that had been willing to buy games for and support the system had given up on it.

If Sony wants to avoid the PSP drama again, then they'll make sure that their system actually has games that people want to buy, not just crap that isn't worth our money.

#27 - Bartholomy - December 13, 2011 // 9:18 pm
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Rip? When in the hell Sony spent 1 minute for customers?

#26 - Bartholomy - December 13, 2011 // 9:17 pm
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Rip? When Sony ever spent 1 second for customer's interest, on any product sold? Scam/troubles/funcionality removed/low quality is the famous company "Sony"

#25 - NTA - December 13, 2011 // 8:57 pm
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R.I.P. consumer's interest.

#24 - racer0018 - December 10, 2011 // 4:16 pm
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Not sure if I am a big fan of this. That means that when they come out my son and I will has to share the same psn account. That sucks.

#23 - totalz - December 10, 2011 // 3:19 am
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Quote Originally Posted by thePS3dB View Post
I give it 6 months and they will start removing key features.

what key feature(S), LOL!

#22 - moja - December 10, 2011 // 2:26 am
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Yeah, yeah, I'm most likely gonna get one at launch anyway. As for the memory cards - come on, China!

#21 - Bartholomy - December 9, 2011 // 5:43 pm
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Better wait / skip, moja. UnchartedPSVITA can wait

#20 - moja - December 9, 2011 // 4:27 pm
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..? Okay, so I was going to buy a Vita, but why do that when I can just buy a small memory card and use my friend's? I can get all my trophies and saves from their console. Seems a little weird.