Vita Firmware v1.80 Locks Memory Cards to Single Account
Posted by Sammy Barker
Sony has coaxed the Internet into another fit of misplaced vitriol this evening, by a plugging a workaround that allowed users to change PSN accounts with a single memory card. The platform holder declared prior to release that the system would only be compatible with a single account, but clever users found a simple way to overcome the restriction by resetting the console’s settings.
However, the system will now ask you to format the memory card if you attempt the same trick. The only way to overcome the issue is to stick to a single account like intended, or buy multiple memory sticks. Considering the cost of the expensive proprietary storage, that’s not an attractive option.
In fairness to Sony, it never publicly acknowledged the workaround, so it’s not doing anything malicious by shutting it down. However, the move does seem a bit misjudged considering the negativity surrounding the Vita at the moment.