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Nov 15 2013
By: CapNKirkland First Son 13 posts
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how do i delete all of my personal information from my Ps3, but keep the digital games on the system

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so in prep for the PS4 i've been trying to find a buyer for my old system. i found one and this person asked if i could keep all the digital games i've downloaded.  i've got a collection of over 2 dozen digital games..

 

 

i know i could just completely format the system but im not sure if it will keep all the games i've downloaded...

 

if its possible i'd like some help as soon as possible as i'm selling the system in a few hours from now.

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If you delete your account the games will stay, but they will be unplayable. There would be no use in trying to keep them on there then.
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ive been changing my personal info on psn and it is glitched it keeps my old info even tho i changed it


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why cant they be playable if i delete my information?

 

they should be playable if i'm just deleting my credit card, address and PSN from the system.. 

 

is my only option to completely wipe the system?

 

 

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While on the PS3, go to a downloaded game and press triangle, choose information and read the message that displays at the bottom.

"This conent can be used by other users other than the buyers of the content. However, if all buyers are deleted you will no longer be able to use the content."
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kisuma1 wrote:
While on the PS3, go to a downloaded game and press triangle, choose information and read the message that displays at the bottom.

"This conent can be used by other users other than the buyers of the content. However, if all buyers are deleted you will no longer be able to use the content."

so is there a way around that?  can i create a dummy profile or something so that the games stay and still be able to delete my information?

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There are ways to get around it, but I HIGHLY advise against. Leaving your account, fake or not, would technically fall under Gamesharing, which is against the TOS and lead to a ban.

Anything you purchase is tied to your account, so allowing someone to use that console after you sell it for the purpose of playing those games, is considered Gamesharing. Both you and the buyer's account could be banned.
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Nope. 

 

The only way for that content to be playable is to keep the purchasing profile. And it will always use one of  your activations as well.

If this wasnt the case, people would just put the profile on, install everything, delete the profile, sell console, enter profile on new console, install and so forth and so on.

 

Short answer is No, you cannot leave the digital content without leaving the profile. 

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what a world we live in..  to think that sharing something you own is frowned upon.

 

ok. i guess ill delete everything..

 

 

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