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How to activate a PlayStation 3 system

You can activate your PlayStation 3 on the system itself. You cannot activate your PlayStation 3 using a PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PS TV, PSP or a computer connected to the internet.

  1. Select your local user account and go to [PlayStation Network] > [Sign-in] > [Account Management].
  2. Go to  [System Activation] and highlight 'PS3'.
  3. Select the type of content you want to activate your PlayStation 3 system to use and press (X button).
  4. Highlight 'Activate System' and press (X button).
  5. You will see a message to confirm that your device is now activated or to let you know that you have already reached your activation limit for the content type.

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