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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.

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"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. ®

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