PlayStation Mobile: Downloads restricted to three PlayStation Certified devices

by XB on 3rd October 2012

in Games

PlayStation Mobile PSM) launched this morning heralding the start of its new mobile gaming strategy. Originally we always thought that once content was purchased on PSM, you could download that content on any other PS Certified device with your Sony Entertainment Network (PlayStation Network) ID.

However, it seems that once content is bought you can only download it on up to three different devices. Here’s the blurb from the license information for each app:

“One time fee for use of downloads on up to 3 activated PlayStation Mobile compatible devices”

It is not entirely clear, but we imagine this means that you can only download the content on three concurrent PlayStation Certified devices. There is a way to Deactivate your device in the Settings menu, so as long as you make sure you deactivate an old handset/tablet before moving onto a new one you’ll be fine. Obviously this isn’t going to be an issue to the majority out there but we wanted to flag the issue nonetheless.

We do hope there is a way to centrally manage your devices online as we couldn’t find any information on the PlayStation Network website. This would be especially useful if you sell your phone and forget to deactivate it before doing so. Something akin to the way Amazon handles managing your Kindle devices would be perfect.

  • Thx for the warning, if you have any clue for online PSM devices manager, tell us ;)

  • i’m gamer

    fuck you sony , you are already fucked up like efore

    when i rememer what you have done on our xperia play ….

    no xperia play 2 ??? fuck you

    i’ll warn you again …

  • s23

    I assume deactivating devices works the same way as de-activating PS consoles, which is via the portal. This should not come as a surprise, and is higher then the current limit of 1 PSP/Vita per account, and equal to the PS3 limit.

  • Guest

    Online (de)actiation can be done via the https://account.sonyentertainm… portal. (I just checked and there is a Mobile Device category now). This 3 device limit should not come as a surprise, and is higher then the current limit of 1 PSP and 1 Vita per account, and equal to the PS3 limit.

  • Rene

    It’s the same with Music Unlimited. The only thing is MU keeps telling me I have to deactivate a device to use it on another and I only have one device activated. I have contacted SEN several times and it still is not working. They deleted all of my mobile devices from my account and still nothing. I am only able to do Offline Mode on my Tablet S. I have tried it on my XTS, XPS & ion. Nothing. I hope this is not the case with PSM.

  • SonyFans

    miss you so much man

  • fried_egg

    orange firmware for ICS still refuses to recognise this app as applicable to it and can not be downloaded, while the previous ps store will not run on the Xperia S

  • Laplace

    Sounds like that idiot mehdi.moha, known for bashing sony over at xda

  • jag

    hahahaha! you made my day! miss you too!

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