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I stayed away from Vita after purchasing a PSP. Never again.
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Well this sealed the fate of the vita for me.

No deal.

I can't resell because the card is linked with my account.
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Originally Posted by That Guy View Post

Well this sealed the fate of the vita for me.
No deal.
I can't resell because the card is linked with my account.

Ugh people are always blowing things way out of whack, people need to actually gather all of the facts before blowing their lid and forming an misinformed opinion that will only lead to more non-reading people forming more misinformed opinions.

This only locks it to the account unless you format the memory card, so you can still sell an old memory card on eBay or CL or whatever.

Exact error message you'll receive:
Quote:
The memory card inserted in your system is linked with the following Sony Entertainment Network account. [account name]

To use the memory card with your PS Vita system you must format the memory card.

If you format the memory card, all data on the memory card will be deleted.

http://gamingbolt.com/vita-memory-card-is-locked-to-a-single-account-post-1-80-firmware

Sure it may suck for the select few hardcore gamers that love overseas titles but apparently Sony doesn't think in the terms of that audience.

It all boils down to licensing per region, publishers etc etc and $$$$.

Do I think Sony will dig their grave open further? Who cares, either enjoy what's around or find something else.
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Originally Posted by xyexz View Post

Ugh people are always blowing things way out of whack, people need to actually gather all of the facts before blowing their lid and forming an misinformed opinion that will only lead to more non-reading people forming more misinformed opinions.
This only locks it to the account unless you format the memory card, so you can still sell an old memory card on eBay or CL or whatever.
Exact error message you'll receive:
http://gamingbolt.com/vita-memory-card-is-locked-to-a-single-account-post-1-80-firmware
Sure it may suck for the select few hardcore gamers that love overseas titles but apparently Sony doesn't think in the terms of that audience.
It all boils down to licensing per region, publishers etc etc and $$$$.
Do I think Sony will dig their grave open further? Who cares, either enjoy what's around or find something else.

The source says nothing about the error message. I thank you for informing me.
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post #35 of 40
Sony needs to just get out of the handheld gaming business altogether. Nintendo was the first to get in the market and Sony decided to compete too late with the PSP and it didn't turn out well and Vita just repeated what happened.
post #36 of 40
I'm sure somebody will find a workaround sooner or later, especially considering how popular PSP was and still is with home-brewers.
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

Doubt it, that's like saying Ouya will be a coffin for the Xbox 360/PS3. Vita is digging its own grave though, with lack of good titles for it. The hardware is great, it's a shame to see it wasted.

The Ouya vs XBox argument is different, largely because the graphics capabilities of the two will be incomparable.

In this case, the graphics capabilities of the Android tablet and the Vita will be at least par.

Current cell phones and tablets are the beginning of the end of portable game consoles.
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I still would like to get a PSV but dont have the money right now, hopefully this will drive prices of "like new" conditioned vitas down so i can get one someday.
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But screwing customers is what some companies live by. Look at AT&T for example. Doing anything which benefits the customer in any way is stricly against AT&T policy. Sony is heading that direction too.
Although I love my new Sony Vaio laptop.

Honestly, AT&T took very good care of me for the 2 years I was a customer. Zero complaints. Verizon on the other hand is terrible. I have seen market research studies on both, and Verizon is rated time and time again as one of the worst companies to deal with from a customer standpoint.
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Originally Posted by xyexz View Post

Ugh people are always blowing things way out of whack, people need to actually gather all of the facts before blowing their lid and forming an misinformed opinion that will only lead to more non-reading people forming more misinformed opinions.
This only locks it to the account unless you format the memory card, so you can still sell an old memory card on eBay or CL or whatever.
Exact error message you'll receive:
http://gamingbolt.com/vita-memory-card-is-locked-to-a-single-account-post-1-80-firmware
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It all boils down to licensing per region, publishers etc etc and $$$$.
Do I think Sony will dig their grave open further? Who cares, either enjoy what's around or find something else.

Thank you.. I am kinda thinking of buying a cheap 2nd hand vita bundle.. unless I'd find a decent sale on it during the upcoming holidays.
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