PlayStation Network, often abbreviated as PSN, is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service for use with the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita systems.

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What happens to free games obtained through PlayStation Plus after it expires?

I bought a three months membership for PlayStation Plus some time ago. This membership has already expired. While it was active, I got the classic PSOne Resident Evil titles for free. Will I be able ...
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Can I use my PSOne memory card saves on digital copies downloaded from PSN?

I was wondering if is it possible to use my original PSOne saved games (in particular, from Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX and Tactics) on the digital games downloaded from the PlayStation Store. ...
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Are all PSN PSP games compatible with PS Vita?

It is well known the PS Vita is not backwards compatible with any UMD-based PSP games, as it uses a different, not compatible storage media. Sony also confirmed that PSP games purchased through PSN's ...
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As a PS3 gamer, what can I expect in the aftermath of the PSN security breach and system outage?

I've seen a few vague (very) details from Sony, including the free month of Playstation Plus for existing users, but I don't know exactly what to expect and what I'll get. The last I read the ...
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How to use the Playstation shop when it's not available in your region?

While I am a proud PS3 owner, I live in a country where the PSN isn't really available and as a direct result have absolutely no access to the Playstation Shop, unless I create a fake account which ...
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Can I buy PSN games and DLC without giving Sony my credit card info?

In light of the recent security problems at Sony, I'm very hesitant of giving PSN my credit card info. Is it possible to buy games, DLC, etc. without giving my credit card to PSN?
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Purchased a PS3 with games already on it

My wife, because she is wonderful, bought me a PS3 for Christmas. She bought it used on craiglist and probably paid extra for it because it already had a LOT of games on it. I am wondering, if I set ...
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If I had a game on disc and I buy it from the Playstation Store, can I use the same data?

I finally got a PS3 recently. I've been trying to catch up on everything I missed, so I bought inFamous a couple of days ago, but now I've discovered that it's free from the PlayStation store. So I ...
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Does Sony remove games from the PSN Store?

I just bought the french edition of "Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together". I came with a promotion code for a 50% discount on "Vagrant Story" on the PSN. I did enter the code, and it was accepted ...
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What happens to online saves after PlayStation Plus expiration?

One of the benefits on using PlayStation Plus is online saving of your savegames. I don't plan prolonging my registration to the service. But what will then happen to my save games once I'm no more ...
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Why can't I export Rock Band 1 songs to use in Rock Band 3?

I am trying to export Rock Band 1 songs for my PS3 so I can reuse most of the songs in Rock Band 3. I read that the method to do this is installing the update for Rock Band to enable the option ...
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Do PSN games have some sort of ID number, like a barcode?

I was recently building a small section which is basically a collection of video games (along with some books and movies) that I own. I was storing all these items by the UPC or ISBN number associated ...
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Is there any way to move trophies and save data between accounts in one PS3?

I have two accounts in my PS3, one for playing and another one for use online. I want to move the game saves and trophies from the playing account to the online and get rid of it. Is there any way to ...
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Can I rename my PSN account?

Is it possible to change the online ID associated with my PSN account? If it's possible, how do I go about changing it?
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Is there a way to use Netflix on PS3 without PSN?

When I initially heard of the PSN outage, I thought it would be no big deal for me. After all, I don't play a lot of multiplayer or online games on that system. For that matter, it's been awhile ...
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Will I have to purchase a cross-play game twice?

I'm pretty excited about the the idea of continuing my PS3 save game on the go with the PS Vita. This is one of the deciding features for me when it comes to whether or not I will invest in one of ...
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Any way to get rid of the DLC nag messages?

I own Fat Princess but, don't have the DLC and don't really want to buy it. This usually isn't a problem but, for some reason while on multi-player games I get a "Buy the DLC" popup every time I ...
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Why aren't certain PS3 games available on the Playstation Store?

I wanted to buy Gran Turismo 5 for my PS3, and I realized it is not available on the Playstation Store. Games can be as cheap as half the price of those in regular retailers, and that's why ...
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Is there a list of my owned psn games?

I bought some psn games before, some psp and psx games, and one vita game. But I'm not sure which ones since it has been a while and not all of them are stored on my memory card anymore. Does Sony ...
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Where can I find my Playstation Plus expiration date?

I have a Playstation Plus account in the US market since july 2010. I purchased a whole year and I believed that it will expire around october 2011 but even today in december the wallet was not ...
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What Portal 2 functionality is unavailable when the PSN is down?

What Portal 2 functionality is unavailable when the PSN is down? Can Portal 2 owners still play the single player game?
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Can I gift a game via the PlayStation Network?

Is it possible to "gift" a game (e.g., Castle Crashers) to someone through the PlayStation Network? I don't have a PS3 but was considering buying Castle Crashers as a gift for a friend so that we ...
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Can you add friends on the PSN website?

I looked in the "friends" section of the PSN website, and I couldn't find any way to search for other friends to add. Can this be done anywhere online or can it be only done through the console ...
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What is the difference between “Final Fantasy Tactics” and “FFT: War of the Lions”?

First, see here: (PSN - Final Fantasy Tactics) ...and here: (PSN - Final Fantasy Tactics - War of the Lions) I don't have a Sony system, but I do own an iPhone. From the App Store, I have downloaded ...
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Is PS3 / PS4 Online Multiplayer Cross-Platform?

So now the PS4 is out... Does anyone know if PS4's and PS3's online multi-player is cross-platform? For example, can someone playing COD:Ghosts on a PS3 play with someone on COD:Ghosts on a PS4?
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Can a PSP play PSOne Classics from PSN (e.g., Final Fantasy VII)?

I'm thinking about getting a second hand PSP, the original one with UMD Drive. I just noticed that the PSN Store has many PSOne classics (like Final Fantasy VII and IX), but I wonder if that works on ...
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Can't add fund to PSN wallet with a US credit card while accessing from outside U.S

I just moved to Hong Kong recently for work. I have a valid US credit card but I can't seem to add fund to my PSN wallet. Does Sony even stipulate that I have to be in US to use my US credit card? I ...
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How to deactivate a pre-owned PS Vita?

How would I deactivate PS Vita (3G/WiFi) without knowing anything about previous holder? I live in UK, and I suspect that system was sold with O2 contract.
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Changing PSN log-in on one user

I accidentally used my old PSN log-in on my primary gaming user, is there a way to log into my new PSN account on that one user? I tried logging out and logging into the new one, but it said I cannot ...
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Is there known PlayStation Network Status page?

Right now my PS3 is having difficulties signing in to the PlayStation Network. Has anyone found an official status page for the PSN?
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If I buy a physical copy of DMC: Devil May Cry, will it pick up a save file from the downloaded copy?

I have recently downloaded DmC: Devil May Cry and I kind of like the game and would want it after my subscription ends so I was thinking of buying the physical game on disc from store and deleting the ...
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How are the ranking points decided for a win/draw/loss over PES 2012 online quick matches?

Sometimes I win and get 8 points, sometimes I get 10, etc. The worst thing is, sometimes I draw and lose points while the opponent gains some. It was brought to my attention that the teams you've ...
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Do PlayStation Plus cloud saves automatically update?

If I put save games in to the PlayStation Plus cloud storage, will they be automatically updated if I play more of the game and save again? Or would I have to remember to keep updating the cloud ...
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Got a Playstation Classic (PS1) and Games list shows two icons for it, is it safe to delete one?

I recently installed Chrono Cross from the Playstation store to my PS3, but there are two icons in the list now, if I click one it installs the game again, the other one is the actual game. They look ...
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Possible to combine 2 accounts on PSN?

Is it possible to combine two accounts on Playstation Network for saved games data, trophies etc.?
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Where can I see all available Playstation 3 avatars?

I'd like to find a better PlayStation Network avatar than the ones that come stock and standard with the PlayStation 3. Where can I go online to find and view all that are available?
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Can one PlayStation Plus subscription be shared between multiple PSN accounts on the same machine?

I just purchased a new ps4 and found out that PlayStation Plus is required for online gameplay. My ps4 is shared with someone else at home so I want to ask if one PlayStation Plus subscription can be ...
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What is the difference between Breath of Fire III for the PSX and for the PSP (or PSPGo)?

I am aware that some games (like the early Final Fantasy titles, Disgaea) which are on PSP (more appropriately, PSN) are later versions with a small amount of extra content. Normally it is fairly ...
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Is it possible to play using a friend's game pass?

My friend brought Uncharted 3 so that we can play multiplayer, but the game keeps asking me for a game pass (I've logged onto the PSN account on which he redeemed his game pass). Is it console-bound ...
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How are Gran Turismo online games physically hosted?

A group of my friends have been having regular GT5 evenings using Community > User > My Lounge. We were wondering how games are physically hosted. Are they managed by one of the PlayStations (denoted ...
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Trophy Troubles

I have a question about trophies. A friend of mine won a trophy while using my PSN account, but if I check my trophy collection (on my console) I don't find it. I can only view it if I'm comparing my ...
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Is it possible to use a PS Vita game voucher on an account for one region and play the games downloaded on an account from a different region?

Essentially, I have the opportunity to obtain a game voucher for a couple of PS Vita games that only allows me to download from the UK marketplace. My PSN account is based in New Zealand. What I am ...
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Playstation Plus: Buy game from “Instant Game Collection”?

I'm a new subscriber of Playstation Plus and I've downloaded a few games in the "Instant Game Collection" that are offered free right now to subscribers. I know that I can play these games as long as ...
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Purchasing PSVITA game / and its digital counterpart

I purchased Uncharted and Rayman as my first two games for the Vita. Already I find it annoying to have to keep going back to my bag to get the game I want to play, whereas if I just installed it or ...
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PS Vita and PSN: Limit purchasing ability

I have a PS3 with a PSN account and a Playstation Plus subscription. Now I have a new PS Vita that will be used by a minor in the household. I cannot create and use a PSN subaccount on the PS Vita ...
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Can I change my credit card country in PSN?

I've just changed country and moved from Italy to UK to work. I'd like to buy a game from PSN using my PSP and my new English credit card. However it seems impossible to change my country in the ...
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Do I need to claim my Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection?

Just signed up for a year of Playstation Plus. Do I need to download games to claim them for my collection or will any games in the collection be automatically considered owned as long as I am ...
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How do I reset my Playstation Network password?

After the downtime with Playstation's Network, I seem to be having trouble logging in. The error message is "The sign-in ID (e-email address) or password is incorrect." What is the best way to reset ...
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Will playing offline affect trophy acquisition?

I'm picking up Demon's Souls again so I can play through it before the servers close. However, while trying to plan for a trophy run and somewhat efficient playthrough, everything I've read recommends ...
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PSN+ on all profiles on same console?

Please tell me that Sony doesn't expect me to pay for full subscriptions per account just to enable backing up game data to the cloud? I just got a subscription just so me and my family won't have to ...