TL;DR - Are "Instant Game Collection" games bound to your machine, or to your PSN account?

I currently own a PS3 with an expired PS Plus subscription on a (Canadian) Account, and I have a bunch of games on it from the Instant Game Collection (meaning, if I subscribe again, those games will be active).

If I purchase a PS Plus subscription on a different (United States) account, will I have access to those games?

  • Ive been under the impression that once your account expires you loose those games.... I also highly doubt that those downloads would be available in different countries, but it might be best to reach out to Sony on this.
    – erwstout
    Feb 22, 2016 at 22:55
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    @buschschwick Games are tied to your account, not your country. I live in the Netherlands and my PS3/PS4/Vita are all EU, but my PSN account is American and everything works just fine.
    – FAE
    Feb 23, 2016 at 1:27

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No. Games are bound to the PSN account.

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