Sony are limiting the number of different PS3s you’ll be able to share your PSN purchases with from five to two from the middle of this month.
According to a report on AndriaSang, the cut-off date is the 18th of November, after which any purchases will be limited to just the console it was downloaded on, and one other.
This isn’t retroactive – any games downloaded before that date will still be shareable between five machines.
The limit is an issue when you take into account that the console total includes PSP, PSP go, Vita and the PS3. If you download a Minis title after the 18th, for example, it’ll be playable on your PS3 and PSP, but not your Vita unless you deactivate an account.
Deactivation will be easier, however, Sony will be offering up the option online, rather than via the console.
The reasons for doing this are apparently a balance between “consumer convenience” and “content creator copyright protection.”
Update: Sony have confirmed this on their blog. However, it’s 2 PS3 consoles, and 2 PSP consoles, not combined.