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How to activate a PlayStation Vita system

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

  1. On your PS Vita system tap  [Settings] > [PlayStation Network] > [System Activation].
  2. Select the type of content you want your PS Vita to use - Games, Video or Music.
  3. Tap [Activate] > [OK].
  4. 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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To help us assist you please be prepared with your Online ID, Sign-in ID (the email address associated with your account) and the following information:

  • Details of the payment method in use on your account.
  • Serial number of the console used to create or log into your account.
  • Details of a recent transaction (including Order Number, content purchased, price and date of the transaction).

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