Sony has cleared up the rumors that its upcoming handheld will only support one PSN account per system.
Speaking to Wired.com,Â Sony Associate Brand Marketing Manager Crystal MacKenzie stated that PSN accounts will be linked to the memory card being used, not to the system itself.
“Your PSN ID is bonded to your memory card and your memory card is bonded to your Vita,” MacKenzie said. “So if you wanted to change different PSN users but use the same memory card, you would need to go factory reset.”
Therefore, you can have multiple PSN IDs for each system, provided you buy a memory card for each account.
I only have one PSN ID so I don’t really see this as a problem. You can’t really blame Sony too much for wanting to keep things limited due to the piracy that ran wild on the PSP. Still, this makes things very expensive for customers with more than one PSN ID or for those who plan on sharing one system in a household.