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21 Aug 2013
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Hi there, does anyone know if you can use your PSN ID to play on the PS3 & PS4, as when I get the new PS4 some of my friends will still only have the PS3 so will want to play on both machines!! also any idea how many PSN ID you can link as I know at present it is to 2 machines.  Have not been able to find the answer anywhere!!

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I've been wondering this myself. I hope you can link it over and have no problems.

 

Having a new PSN ID for PS4 is kinda a hassle for me. Setting up yet another e-mail address, I believe i would need another subcription to PS+ for the seperate account aswell,  re-adding friends, remembering more passwords and log ins. Rather have it all under the same account I have now for PS3. 

 

Anyone with official answers would be a saint in my eyes.

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You can keep your current psn id to use on the ps4, indeed, you will have to if you have PS+ and want to keep the benefits on the ps4.
Other benefits from keeping the same account include transferring points from ps3 version of fifa14 to ps4 version. Something similar for the latest COD game.
Ps4 to allow 2000 on your friends list.
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Thanks but do you know if you can use your ID on the PS3 and PS4!

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You mean at the same time?
I don't know, but will give it a try when my ps4 arrives :-)
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you can with the vita and ps3 so possibly

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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I doubt you would be able to at exactly the same time but you should still be able to use it on your ps3 if you are not signed on the ps4

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Keifski wrote:

I doubt you would be able to at exactly the same time but you should still be able to use it on your ps3 if you are not signed on the ps4


you never know xbone and 360 you can

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Thanks for all replies, lets hope we can sign in on PS3 and PS4 at different times with the same user ID as some of my friends will not be getting the PS4 yet, and I still want to play some of the multiplayer on the PS3 anyway.

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Still no word on the account number limitations though. Kinda worrys me because I'm sure I've reached my limit with this PSN account, and I tried to delete a previous PSN. That just turned into a saga I couldn't complete.

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its not backwards compatible so theres no reason for any rescrictions. My guess they will just add a couple of ps4 spaces to the console limit. It will prob even let you be logged into ps3 and 4 at same time.

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@comrade_bozzey, it has been well reported that the ps4 friends list limit is 2000.
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hgwells wrote:
@comrade_bozzey, it has been well reported that the ps4 friends list limit is 2000.

 

 

Oh that's great, but what I wanted to know is about the number of devices a PSN account can be synced to.

 

I think the limit is like 3 devices / consoles  you can have a PSN / Sony Entertainment Account linked to. 

 

I believe the limit so far is 3 consoles.  I checked on the SEN website, and I have 1 slot left. So I should be good, aslong as I don't add my PSN to another seperate PS3 console. 

 

Would still be nice to know if they plan to add more slots, to increase the number of consoles you can tie a PSN account, with for those who have used up 3 slots

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but does anyone know if you will be playing online with ps3 users on the ps4?
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Re console limit - a guess would be 2 x ps4, 2 x ps3, 1 x Vita. I can't see this being too far wrong, as the conditions that led to the number of ps3's being reduced from 5 to 2 I.e. rampant game sharing, still exist.
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i connected my ps 3 account to ps 4 bu thaving big problems since tring to sign into playstation network had it running for ages and then it suddenly stopped and asked to sign into psn again cannot connect ever since and you also have to pay for playstation plus to play all games on the console bit of a ***** any one else having this problem
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Yes, lots of others are reporting this on the PS4 section of this forum.
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