Planning on getting a Playstation Vita when it finally hits our local shelves around late February to early March of next year? There might be a couple of things you need to know before dropping your hard-earned money on the system.
According to a recent article on 1Up, Vita users will be limited to a single Playstation Network login per unit, and that a factory reset would be needed in order to register another account. In the case of Sony’s existing hardware, like the Playstation Portable, all you needed to do was log out of the currently registered account then log back in as another user. The Playstation 3 lets users set up multiple PSN accounts tied to their respective profiles, on the other hand.
Now, this may be a bit of a minor annoyance to some, but there is a portion of the userbase that makes use of multiple PSN accounts for various regions, especially since content distribution varies greatly across Playstation Stores in each respective region. For example, the Japanese side of PSN alone has exponentially more PS One content on their store than the North American one, with a considerable portion of those titles not making it over to the latter’s store.
The report comes hot on the heels of another major concern regarding the pricing of the Vita’s proprietary memory cards, which, pretty much like the Memory Stick Pro Duo on the PSP, is a requirement. The 4GB variant will set you back by $30 and a whopping $120 for a 32GB card. And you’ll need them, as the Vita itself has no internal storage.
With these in mind, has your stance on getting a Playstation Vita changed? Does the PSN account limit bother you, or are you cool with it? Either way, we’ll be waiting for further developments on this issue as its Japanese and North American release inch ever so closer.