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Sony is region-locking Vita digital content

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Dec 2011 16:30 User comments (9)

Sony is region-locking Vita digital content Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Vita will region-lock all digital content.
If you need to switch to a different PSN account the hanheld will need to be factory reset, says Sony Japan's Third-Party Relations chief Brad Douglas.

Just like the PSPs of the past, gamers can only use one account.

Physical media will remain region-free but gamers who are fans of region-specific PSN content will not be able to access the content without factory resetting their console.

Admitted Douglas, however (via Reg):

The Vita is not region-locked, but that only applies to physical media. Don't know the rationale behind locking digital.

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9 user comments

15.12.2011 17:08

And how long before that gets stripped out & Sony starts the pirating pee-pee dance of 'sue the world' again & Anon or the next hacking nation up rises? Personally, I'm sick of some cool games being released in countries never seeing the light of day in others.

I'm not sure what the hang ups are, but I'm sure they're amassed & varied; inviting a new 'region' standard to a fray is not helping matters. Not to mention the last thing Sony needs is another proprietary mess on their hands.


25.12.2011 17:27

The PS Vita is pretty much dead on arrival. No serious gamer is gonna buy one.

35.12.2011 19:44

meh, sony just keeps digging their grave.

45.12.2011 23:14

This is just insane...and you know they are going to f**k with people by refusing to release certain titles in certain regions.



56.12.2011 2:14

its almost like they want to give people a reason to hack their devices

66.12.2011 3:44

Originally posted by elbald90:
its almost like they want to give people a reason to hack their devices
Hacked devices do make the sales go up.


76.12.2011 10:10

Originally posted by ivymike:
The PS Vita is pretty much dead on arrival. No serious gamer is gonna buy one.
Was excited for it but every day some news about how sony wants to suck money out of people pockets comes up......
FU Sony Vita is gonna be a flop unless mindless sony fans buy it
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Dec 2011 @ 10:51

86.12.2011 11:36

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hacked devices do make the sales go up.
Very true... When I learned you could hack the PSP 2000 I raced out voided the warranty in less than 24 hours. I had a ball with that thing.

96.12.2011 12:59

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hacked devices do make the sales go up.
Very true... When I learned you could hack the PSP 2000 I raced out voided the warranty in less than 24 hours. I had a ball with that thing.
Thats why i bought my wii and then waited for xbox 360 to be hackable ....never did my Ps3 though since it's just a hasle

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