Updated 10 April 2017

How to deactivate a PlayStation 3 system

Find out how to deactivate your PlayStation 3 from your SEN account.


This is useful in case you want to activate a new device, but you have reached the activation limit for the type of device.

You can deactivate your PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation 3 itself.

You cannot deactivate it using a PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PS TV or PSP.

You can deactivate your PlayStation 3 for Game using a PC/Mac connected to the internet.

To deactivate your PlayStation 3:

  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 deactivate for your PlayStation 3 - Game or Video - and press (X button).
  4. Highlight 'Deactivate System' and press (X button).
  5. Your device is now deactivated for the selected content type.