Sony Computer Entertainment have confirmed that, contrary to earlier reports, the PlayStation Vita will allow for multiple PlayStation Network accounts per device.
Sony's associate brand marketing manager Crystal McKenzie explained to Wired that PSN accounts will be tied to the Vita's memory cards and not to the system itself. One method of changing accounts is to perform a factory reset, a rather inconvenient method to say the least.
"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."
The other is to get another memory card. According to McKenzie, different PSN accounts can be registered to individual memory cards. McKenzie added that a PSN account isn't limited to a single card either: "you can also use them both on the same PSN account as well."
The PlayStation Vita hits retail on February 22 with a price of $249.99 for the Wi-fi model and $299.99 for the 3G model.