Sony announced this week that the PSN will be reducing the device count for PSN users from 5 down to 2. The new change will go into effect November 18th, but will not affect content that had already been downloaded prior to the 18th (Hooray!!!). This serves as a another major blow to PSN users because one of the major draws to Sony’s digital content was the ability to “game” share with either multiple devices you owned personally or with friends. Sony must be getting some serious pressure from publishers in order to make such a drastic move (maybe digital sales are not doing so well?). This news couldn’t have come at a worse time in my opinion especially with the biggest shopping season right around the corner. It will not affect everyone who decides to purchase a Ps3 this holiday season, but for those who had plans of game sharing might become a little jaded.
The game sharing community is a strong one and this move by Sony will not be met with favorable criticism. I know many PSN users that didn’t flee after the PSN attacks earlier this year exclusively because of the ability to game share and now some of them are thinking about spending their hard earned coin elsewhere. I know game sharing isn’t the best thing for the industry for obvious reasons, but it was good for the gamer, mainly the PSN gamer. So my only advice for those who are still game sharing, go ballistic over the next couple of days and scrap up anything you and your friends want while that “discount” is still sweet.
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