Home / Product Selection / Gaming / Network / Activate Deactivate your PS3
  • Question

    Activate Deactivate your PS3

    • Answer
    • Make sure your PS3 system is set up correctly to download PlayStation Network content.

      For certain types of PlayStation Network content, the PlayStation 3 system that the content is intended to be used on must be activated by the PlayStation Network account that purchased the content. 

      This is an important requirement as, if the correct PS3 system is not activated, then it can not be used to access the content that you may have purchased. 

      A maximum of five game systems may be registered to a single PlayStation Network account at any one time. If you wish to deactivate a PS3 system from your PlayStation Network account, you must do so by accessing the PlayStation Network account with the registered PS3 system you wish to deactivate.  

      As of 18 November 2011, users can play game content purchased from PlayStation Store on up to two PS3 systems. This update will not affect game content purchased before 18 November 18 2011.

      Activate/Deactivate a PS3 system

      1. Sign in to your PlayStation Network account via the PlayStation 3 system

      On the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) Menu, go to PlayStation Network > [Sign In].

      2. Go to [Account Management]

      Highlight [Account Management] and press the X button.

      3. Go to [System Activation]

      Highlight [System Activation] and press the X button.

      4. Choose your system

      Highlight [PS3™ System] and press the X button.

      5. Select your content

      Select the type of content you want your PS3 system to use and press the X button.

      6. Activate/Deactivate your system

      Highlight [Activate System] or [Deactivate System] as required and press the X button. Your PS3 system is now activated/deactivated. Highlight [OK} and press the X button to complete the process.

    • View Answer at http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/playstation-network/detail/item308379/Activate-Deactivate-your-PS3/
    • Not the answer you were looking for?
    • Click a problem area below for more Gaming solutions