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If you’re a fan of bringing your gamer profile and a bunch of downloadable games over to a friends’ to show them off, you’ll probably like the Vita. PSN accounts don’t bond with the hardware itself, but rather the memory card they’re downloaded to.
“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?
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That's pretty neat.
I guess that good for many people.
Well this is better than what we heard last time, "It'something".
Actually this relieves some of the problem with the 1 psn account per vita thing, if you have multiple memory cards you could switch them out and use one vita, no? Sony you rascal, why you gotta be so smart at making money? Yea, this is going to make anyone who wants to use one vita for the multiple people buy more memory cards, which are expensive = profit for sony. Honestly a smart business tactic, people aren't going to like it though haha
Its better then the first idea that was out, but *** why are the cards so *** expensive, i belive that Sony will see that they wont sell so many of the big ones and drop the prices after afew months, but hey. the Vita will be a day 1 buy for me!
i want one of these.
Wow, that's...actually quite convenient. And I'll probably make multiple copies of my account to memory cards just to deal w/ my inherent absent-mindedness and messiness.
Good job, Sony.
so would we still need to register the hardware?
good concept otherwise.
Too bad their memory cards are INCREDIBLY overpriced.
Smart idea on Sony's part. Plus they can make more bank by selling more memory cards.
Sounds good, but i hope there will be no issue. but i will not speculate until release date.