PSN Purchases Can Now Only be Used on Two Systems
Starting later this month, you’ll have to stop sharing content with others and/or become more selective about which PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable systems have access to your downloadable game content.
In an announcement on the PlayStation Blog today, Sony announced plans to make game content accessible on only two activated PS3 or PSP systems at any one time. Should you download the game on two systems and want to bring it to a third, you’ll have to deactivate one of the first two before doing so.
In the case of PSP, this applies to every model: the PSP-1000, 2000, 3000, and PSP Go.
This only applies to PS3 and PSP content purchased after November 18, 2011. Anything purchased prior to that cut-off will still follow the old limit of five systems at a time. If you for some reason want a game to be accessible from more than two system without dealing with the activation/deactivation business, you still have two weeks to purchase it.
Activation settings are currently managed from the systems themselves. Should a situation arise where you aren’t able to get to a system to deactivate it (or want an alternative way of doing it), Sony will have you covered with a website it’s launching that allows it to be done from a PC.
This is understandable because Sony wants to protect itself from people who love to game share. The problem is what about those of us who have more than two PS3s? I myself have about six PS3s.