Next Vita Update Will Lock Memory Cards To Single User

Sony is clearly taking a page from Electronic Arts in their user outreach efforts, because it’s just been confirmed that the next Vita update will edge toward turning your Vita into an untransferable brick. NeoGaf has posted on the changes firmware update 1.80 will bring, making it impossible to use a single memory card on more than one account. After installing the update, if you try switching accounts on your device, you’ll receive this charming message:

he 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.

Wonderful. It goes without saying that you should back everything up before you update your device. And consider going PC, since it’s much harder to be ripped off like this.

Via VG 24/7

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9 Comments on Next Vita Update Will Lock Memory Cards To Single User


On August 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Yes lame. But I don’t have one anyway so… But still they are or are attempting to do(ing) better with the cross play so…


On August 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Are they actually trying to NOT sell this thing!?


On August 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Ok -_-
Not going to byu one until price drop and “significal impouvement”.


On August 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

And people wonder why I’ve now become a semi-exclusive PC gamer…

(Hint: It’s because of like this that I don’t want to put up with)


On August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Good to know! Now I will save lots of money by not buying a Vita. Thanks Sony!


On August 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Can’t wait for this thing to get cracked so I can get around this and avoid giving Sony money


On August 29, 2012 at 12:15 am

Wow what better way to make your already unpopular device even MORE unpopular.


On August 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

I bet they’re doing this to prevent people from selling modded memory cards…


On August 30, 2012 at 5:33 am

Just get to the firmware update that shoots bees at you and makes the Vita perpetually greasy so that everyone can stop supporting Sony’s habit of screwing things up.

Seriously Sony, you wonder why you went from King-of-Town to bottom-b!tch in one generation?