Man… out of perhaps all of the current hardware developing companies in the video game industry today, Sony tops even Nintendo on not knowing what they are doing with their handheld. Sony had previously stated that the Vita could actually support multiple PSN accounts if you decided to buy multiple expensive memory cards. Now it turns out that the PSN accounts aren’t just tied to the memory card, but the system as well.
In a response to Wired, a Sony rep told the company that “If a second person is using your Vita it’s not just a case of switching out memory cards, it’s clearing out all of your saved data on the Vita itself when you do the factory reset.” Hear that my friends? Progress….
Now in all seriousness, this may not affect most people, but one glance at the massive amount of content on the Japanese PSN compared to the US PSN is a prime example of why most people prefer having separate US and Japanese accounts on their Sony devices. The Vita could have been a great step forward by keeping with the multiple account system that the PlayStation 3 benefits from, but now it appears that Sony just loves shooting itself in the foot and withholding legitimate, already created and used in their previous product, features. Stay classy Sony… stay classy.