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Re: I've never been so mad -.-

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Basically it's impossible to change countries. You'll have to remake your PSN account. I've had to do this also. I'm not from the US but the rest of my family is so I just decided to remake and use a NA PSN. So far doing ok. I'm  just not able to buy PSN prepaid cards or use a credit/Debit Card to add funds to my NA PSN account. I'm not sure about Region restricted codes though I doubt it.. ;~;

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Re: I've never been so mad -.-

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Here's a fact, those problems have been there since the PS3 came out.
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I did not lie.

 

I lived in Saudi Arabia and now I'm studying in the US. I'm 1 year away from getting my bachelor's degree afterwhich I plan to work in the US for a year or two.

 

It just doesn't make any sense how the PSN devs didn't anticipate this. If I had to guess I'd say a good percentage of players are in college and people usually travel and in many cases go abroad to study. I mean it's 2013 ffs, am I supposed to create a new account everytime I relocate to a new country? I didn't really care much when I found out about it 3 years ago because I figured I'd eventually make a new account if they didn't fix it. 

 

I just found out though that I can't transfer my trophies to a new account and this just made me flip out.

 

As for PSN cards, I'm thinking that's my only option, but I don't know if I want to support this managment anymore.


Yeah, Sony should find a way to allow people to change the regions on their accounts. 

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Re: I've never been so mad -.-

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iSeDuCeD wrote:

I did not lie.

 

I lived in Saudi Arabia and now I'm studying in the US. I'm 1 year away from getting my bachelor's degree afterwhich I plan to work in the US for a year or two.

 

It just doesn't make any sense how the PSN devs didn't anticipate this. If I had to guess I'd say a good percentage of players are in college and people usually travel and in many cases go abroad to study. I mean it's 2013 ffs, am I supposed to create a new account everytime I relocate to a new country? I didn't really care much when I found out about it 3 years ago because I figured I'd eventually make a new account if they didn't fix it. 

 

I just found out though that I can't transfer my trophies to a new account and this just made me flip out.

 

As for PSN cards, I'm thinking that's my only option, but I don't know if I want to support this managment anymore.


Logistically it would be extraordinarily difficult to do what you're asking. Keeping all of the currencies, licensing and content agreements, and all of the legalities when it comes to international transfer(s) of money would be an absolute nightmare if they did what you're asking. And as I've said before, there are some nations that do not permit currency to be sent out of the country, and doing so they would be open to prosecution. You say " a good precentage or players" fall into this category, however there's no solid data to back that claim. For whatever money they would be losing, I would have to venture a guess that the number you think is rather large is in reality very small, and it is more than made up for by other territories, and people who are essentially staying put.

 

I know that to many it's as easy as saying "C'MON SONY!!", and then boom, everything rectifiys itself naturally. However in the business world, things are a bit more complex. Despite being "region free", the PS3 is not "law free". There are many laws and liabilities that come doing business, and it's much more efficient for them to have a regionalized Playstation Network, than one massive network.

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The moral of the story is, Sony should let us change countries. I too had the same problem, and whoever had this problem would agree with me.
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Or you could use the "Contact Us" button, ask customer support, and get a definitive answer, and spare yourself the time, aggravation, and the relentless urge to say "C"MON SONY!!!". But then that would mean you would have to actually take the initiative, and then you couldn't blame the faceless, inhuman corporation for not wanting to violate international copyright and currency/commodity exchange laws.

 

Think about WHERE you're actually complaining guys. This is the US forum. Despite the popular belief and what Google's search results tell you, Playstation.com is REGIONALIZED. People in the United States don't have this problem, mainly because we don't tend to relocate internationally. For the few people this inconveniences, I doubt they lose that much money, and it's easier for them to have you make a different account for another region, than to take on the immense difficulty of trying to "globalize" the Playstation Network with all the different currencies, laws, and exchange rates the world over.

 

Oh that's right, that makes too much sense... C'MON SONY!!" That's better.

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renatabls wrote:
The moral of the story is, Sony should let us change countries. I too had the same problem, and whoever had this problem would agree with me.

It`s still not as simple as that, as already said each region has there own content and curriency, which can`t be transfered or converted. Which means if they allowed this you would then lose all money and purchases in your account as they can`t be transfered to a new region. You would also lose any subscriptions you would of had.

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I don't care about losing all my purchases/subscriptions because I can just buy them again.

 

Hell I'd even spend money to change the country. I doubt they'd lose money this way.

 

I mainly care about losing my trophies when making a new account.

 

If they won't allow us to change countries for whatever reason FINE, but at least they should allow us to move our trophies to a new account.

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So this whole thing is about pointless trophies. Seriously? You can't just play the game again? Games have replay value for a reason.
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It would be nice to be able to change countries, but you could just continue to use your old account, making purchases with a US one. You can use multiple profiles to buy stuff from the US store with a US account and then play them with your Saudi Arabia one to earn trophies there.  Some games (with online passes) might not let you do this, but generally it will work.

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