Switching from old Vita to Vita Slim PSN account transfer question

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User Info: Bleedingyamato

Bleedingyamato
2 years ago#1
I'm getting a new Vita and if I'm going to give my old one to a friend do I need to de-authorize my old Vita from my PSN account before my friend can make a new account for it?

Also, is there anything else I need to deal with before giving my friend my old Vita?

User Info: Sidewinder-7

Sidewinder-7
2 years ago#2
When you factory reset the old one, it will prompt you to deactivate it from your account.

Pop your old card into new vita and reboot, thats it.

User Info: Bleedingyamato

Bleedingyamato
2 years ago#3
Is there another way to deactivate it besides a factory reset?

Also, can I have more than 1 Vita on my PSN account?

User Info: Miu_san

Miu_san
2 years ago#4
The other way is to do it by the PSN site; but you can only do by this way every 6 months or something via a deactivate all.

Up to 2 portables per PSN account.

User Info: JeffsonP

JeffsonP
2 years ago#5
Or you can simply go to Settings > PSN > Device Activation > Game, Video/Music, PS Mobile > Deactivate.
NEVER STOP PLAYING.

User Info: Bleedingyamato

Bleedingyamato
2 years ago#6
Thanks for the info. That is much simpler.

User Info: gray_fox_00

gray_fox_00
2 years ago#7
If you just deactivate it, doesn't that leave it still linked to the current account? I thought that just removes that device from your device count list.

The next time his friend goes to the PSN store on that Vita it'll still be on TC's account and will reclaim a spot on his device list after he downloads something or buys something with TC's money (if a credit card is linked to his account)

A factory reset is the only way to unlink a PSN account. Why to you link people with multiple accounts reformat every time they switch?
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice

User Info: stalemate_666

stalemate_666
2 years ago#8
gray_fox_00 posted...
If you just deactivate it, doesn't that leave it still linked to the current account? I thought that just removes that device from your device count list.

The next time his friend goes to the PSN store on that Vita it'll still be on TC's account and will reclaim a spot on his device list after he downloads something or buys something with TC's money (if a credit card is linked to his account)

A factory reset is the only way to unlink a PSN account. Why to you link people with multiple accounts reformat every time they switch?


Just take off the remember password and his friend can't log in with his and will have to make new one.
psn: Stalemate666

User Info: gray_fox_00

gray_fox_00
2 years ago#9
Didn't think the Vita had the option to not remember the password aside from making a new purchase. His friend could still go to the download list and download anything to reactivate it.

He's going to have to factory reset it in order to be able to link it to his own account.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice
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