A few days after the official launch, Sony already started ban the first PS5 consoles for taking advantage of the PlayStation Plus Collection. Some Malaysian users report that their consoles have been banned, while others PSN accounts were suspended for two months.
The problem is that PS5 owners rent their console to other users to redeem games from the PlayStation Plus Collection. Because these titles can only be activated on a PlayStation 5, console owners offer access to it for about 6 or 7 dollars.
Unlike the sale of PSN accounts, a practice that gained traction in the last generation, redeeming PS Plus Collection games works differently. When buying an access you give your PSN account to the owner of the PS5 to redeem the games for you
This feature gives you access to games like God of War, Bloodborne, Days Gone, The Last of Us Remastered and other hits of the past generation. Although it is intended for owners of a PlayStation 5, when redeeming them they are activated in your game library and you can play them on the PS4.
Sony will ban your PS5 forever
In accordance with PSX.BR, the PlayStation Network has a defense mechanism that protect your console against a possible hack
This is not only bad news for the owner of the PS5, who will not be able to use his console, but also for users who requested the exchange. The PSN accounts of those who paid to lease the hardware will have a two month suspension.
Sony has put the brakes on a loophole found in the PlayStation Plus Collection and the decision does not surprise us. The company faced the sale of PSN accounts a few years ago
It is worth mentioning that the suspension of accounts and banning of PS5 consoles by the PS Plus Collection theme only applies to certain scenarios. In the case of Malaysia, there is a clear example of how users took advantage of registering up to 50 accounts in a console and charging for the service.
If you want a friend with PS5 to help you redeem games from the PlayStation Plus Collection to play on your PS4, there would be no problem (in theory).
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