This is getting tedious. Sony has spoke out again on the topic of PSN accounts on Vita to "confirm", sadly, that Vita will be tied to a single PSN account.
First, an official Sony pamphlet, handed out at a recent public Vita event in Osaka, Japan, revealed that Vita players will be restricted to one PSN account per console, preventing multiple account use commonly for access to foreign PS Stores, and also for naughty game sharing.
Then a Sony rep relieved us all with contradicting news that PSN accounts will in actual fact be tied to memory cards, and switching accounts on Vita will be as simple as swapping the card in your machine.
It turns out that rep was talking bollocks. At least according to another rep, who we hope knows their arse from their elbow on this one, who has now said Vita IS tied to a single PSN account.
"[The] PSN account is tied to the hardware and the memory card, not just the card," they have told Wired, "which means that if a second person is using your Vita, it's not just a case of switching out memory cards, it's clearing out all of your saved data on the Vita itself when you do the factory reset."
"In other words, PlayStation Vita is intended to be played by only one user," they confirmed, which this writer - whose wife is just as keen a gamer - personally thinks is ridiculous.
Vita games had better have mandatory multiple save slots.