Quick question on PSN accounts.

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  1. eloyc

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    Hello.

    If I buy a PS3, create a PSN account and move to another country (continent), what would happen with that PSN account and all its information (trophies, etc.)?

    Thank you for your replies.
     
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    Nothing, you can still use it. The only problem would be that you wouldn't be able to access the IP restricted store content, such as movies anymore.
     
  3. obonicus

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    You also might have trouble if you try associating a credit card from your new country to your old account.
     
  4. eloyc

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    So, should I create another account? In that case, could I synch the new account with the old one, to recover information on trophies and such?

    By the way, I'm not saying that I'm going to buy a PS3, since I can't spend money on it. I'm just asking because I would like to have one and I want to know some things first.
     
  5. eloyc

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    Why do I need a credit card? To pay PSN Live monthly fee? :p

    Seriously, why do I need a credit card? Could you give me some examples? It is the only accepted payment method?
     
  6. BoardBonobo

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    You just need a way of funding your PSN wallet should you wish to purchase games, themes, movies etc. I think a credit card is the easiest way!
     
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    You can have multiple accounts (I have 5 for the different regions, and a game share), but you can't move trophies between them. Why would you want to? Just use the main account for your gaming, the others for downloads.
     
  8. eloyc

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    Ok, my question on the credit card seems kind of dumb, I admit it (I could see your 'duh' faces :D) . It IS obvious that I need some way of funding my account if I want to get access to some kind of services... I only wanted to know if the credit card is mandatory.
     
  9. obonicus

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    Like BoardBonobo said, to buy games on the store. You can buy cards as well, but that might be a problem as well -- different PSN stores take different prepaid cards. In general, buying games off a store that isn't in your region is a hassle.
     
  10. eloyc

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    Ok, thank you. That makes sense.
     
  11. eloyc

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    Ok. Thank you for your reply, too.
     
  12. Shifty Geezer

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    On the upside, something I newly found out, PSN cards can get you money off. I recently found a favourite online store selling EU PSN vouchers which I didn't even know had been released - £50 of PSN cash for £46 real money.
     
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    They won't let you migrate an account to a new country?
     
  14. eloyc

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    Could you describe the complete procedure with an example, please? :oops:
     
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    The different arms can't even talk to each other when it comes to releasing PSN games.
     
  16. eloyc

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    That question was implied in the OP. According to the replies, it seems that I would have problems. :sad:

    But oh well, it also seems that there are no problems if you create more than one account, although I would not like to do that: I would feel kind of those people that have 1000 Facebook accounts...
     
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  17. eloyc

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    Ok, I know that I'm missing something but I don't know what is it. :-S

    What has to do migrating a PSN account with the release of PSN games? Do you mean that you can't purchase newly released games with a migrated account or ...?
     
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    PSN content is bought through a PSN account. You transfer money into the account, like a PayPal account, and this is then deducted with purchases. The way to credit you account up until now was to use a bank card and transfer funds from your bank account to your PSN account. Sony have now introduced vouchers like Live! that give you a code. You buy a voucher from a retailer and type in the code to credit your account. A £50 voucher credits your account with £50 to spend on PSN content. If you can find somewhere selling these vouchers for less than face value, you get a saving. XB Live! has had voucher deals like this for years from what I hear, enabling much cheaper content if you are shrewd!
     
  19. eloyc

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    Oh, I see. From your first post I thought that you buy those vouchers from an online store, linked to PSN, hence I didn't understand why you had to buy with PSN money a PSN voucher to get PSN money (I understood it this way)...

    I think that I'm a bit thick, today.

    *puts his index finger in his mouth, like a moustache, and moves it up and down while doing a 'spongebobby' stupid noise*
     
  20. eloyc

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    Hi. I have a few more questions.

    What would happen if I buy a PS3 and I move to the Dominican Republic? I know that this country is not supported by Sony. Does this mean that I won't be able to access PSN, so I won't have a profile and I won't be able to access Home, download demos, PSOne classics, etc?

    A bit off-topic: are all PS3 models compatible with 120-140-240V? Here in Europe power supply is normally at 240V. Will it work with 120-140V?

    Thank you. :)
     
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