“I just got back from the Vita event in Osaka,” writes a poster on NeoGAF, “and they gave us this little catalog with the launch line up of games and accessories. There also a FAQ section at the end, and that’s where I found this bad news.”
Here’s the apparent text from the FAQ, ad verbatim:
The current translation appears to say that the machine only supports a single PSN account. Worse still? “If you want to to use a different account, you need to format the system to factory settings.”
This also, natually, affects anyone that would normally make use of multiple PSN Stores across multiple regions, such as downloading games from the US Store and then running them on a European account. And because we’re importing the console from Japan, this would mean that when the UK launch happens we’ll face a tricky decision.
So, whilst cart-based games will work across regions (and accounts) anything with an Online Pass won’t, and it’s probably save to assume DLC won’t either. Basically, if you have just the one account on your PS3 you probably won’t mind – the rest of us might have a few issues…
Chalk this up as a rumour just now – albeit a fairly sound one – and we’ll know for sure in just two weeks.