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181w 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 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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#19 - GrandpaHomer - 181w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by elser1 View Post
you have multiple cards..


Or you can backup Vita content to your PS3 (if you have one - or more) ... And I'm sure there will be some kind of PC based PSN store / media manager app like for PSP too.

#18 - jabberosx - 181w ago
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See - this is just another reason why I won't buy the Vita. Apart from the stupid name, the fact it will most likely flop, and all of the crap sony has done lately, now this - ugh. (Yes, use all of the commas!)


My feelings exactly. Although I was a little bit undecided as I as still thinking of getting this.. just for the remote play option. But now I wont even touch this thing .. this is Sony being S(ony)tupid!

#17 - elser1 - 181w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfWar View Post
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.


you have multiple cards..

#16 - thePS3dB - 181w ago
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I give it 6 months and they will start removing key features.

#15 - anon777 - 181w ago
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well let the cloning begin

#14 - Denida - 181w ago
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They are just trying to get you to buy more of their overpriced mem cards...

#13 - HeyManHRU - 181w 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 - 181w 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 - 181w 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 - 181w 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..