Feeds

Sony region-locks digital content on PS Vita

But games region-free

Top three mobile application threats

The PlayStation Vita will be region-locked for digital content, Sony has confirmed. It said the device requires a factory reset to jump between different PlayStation Network accounts.

Sony Japan's Third-Party Relations chief, Brad Douglas, confirmed the news through Twitter, highlighting that the next-gen PSP also limits players to one account.

"The only difference is that Vita requires you to do a factory reset when logging into a new acct," he Tweeted.

Importing physical titles remains possible as the PS Vita is region-free in that sense, but it's bad news for Japanophiles who have to use separate accounts in order to grab their region-specific PSN content.

Sony PS Vita

"Very clear that it's not region-locked, but that only applies to physical media," Douglas insisted.

"Don't know the rationale behind locking digital," he admitted. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.