Few simple questions about PS3

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by TwinRetro, May 28, 2010.

May 28, 2010
  1. TwinRetro
    OP

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    United States
    My brother is moving back to Las Vegas, and he's bringing his PS3 with him, and he wants me to buy a controller, so we can play call of duty and such.

    My questions are these.

    1. Can there be different profiles (PSNIDs) on one console?

    2. If so, can we play online at the same time?

    3. Also, is DLC and PSN downloads locked to the console or one account? Meaning, can my brother pay for something and download it, and then I sign in and use it?
     
  2. worlok375

    Member worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,005
    Country:
    United States

    1. Yes
    2. Depends on the game
    3. I'm pretty sure it's account, but you'll have to check
     
  3. TwinRetro
    OP

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    United States
    About the DLC lock-in thing, I'm really not sure about it. I tried a google search, and all I found were people bitching and complaining about region locked DLC
     
  4. Maikel Steneker

    Member Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,396
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I'll just answer them all separately so it's as clear as possible.
    The normal rule is that PSN downloads can be used on up to 5 consoles. On those consoles, the games can be played with any account. One thing you'll have to watch out for is DRM. Some downloads have additional DRM that requires a user to be signed in with a specific account. But generally, you can play games with an infinite number of accounts on a maximum of 5 systems at once.
     
  5. Phoenix Goddess

    Member Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,809
    Location:
    Away from civilization.
    Country:
    United States
    Yes, there can be more than one PSN on one console.

    No, I don't think you can play together on the same system (Which is one flaw that makes 360 win in this area)

    And yes, DLC and PSN downloads are locked to the console, but you can use the downloads and DLC if it's already on the system. I buy DLC all the time and put my PSN on my friends' PS3s so they can get the downloads too, but if you don't trust someone with your account, you can put a password on it like I did.
     
  6. TwinRetro
    OP

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    United States
    Thanks for the answers guys [​IMG]
     

Share This Page