PlayStation Network downloads limited to two devices
Sony announced today that future games purchased on the PlayStation Network will only be granted activation on two devices at any one time - down from the current number of five.
While that applies to all PS3 owners and anyone with a PSP of some kind, have no fear, there is an easy workaround.
The company is introducing an online account manager system that will let users deactivate devices remotely, technically making the activation process limitless.
Just how many machines do you need to run your downloads on anyway?
The changes take effect on 18 November 2011 for any purchases madeon or after that date. Sony said they new rule will not apply to any content you already own. ®
Do you even know what you are talking about?
When you download a Xbox Live Arcade or DLC, any account on that console can use that content. Buy or loan an xbox before you comment about something that you don't know.
So if you have 3 kids going online at the same time you are screwed....
Looks like nobody has more then 2 kids using playstations at the same time, so you are all OK with the limit of TWO.....
Being able to deactivate consoles yourself without ringing up Sony is a step in the right direction. Me and my friends used to chip in for the COD map packs so we were basically getting them for half price, as long as we can still continue to do this i'll be happy.
deactivation of 'dead' devices via the web will come as well
from the Playstation blog:
'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.'
which is nice, since before there was no way to remove broken devices, or systems you can't get to.
If you have more than 2 PS3s