PS5 Owners Reportedly Banned For Selling PS Plus Collection To PS4 Accounts
The PS Plus Collection – a curated library of hit PlayStation 4 games catered and sold to PS5 players with a PS Plus subscription. Players get to enjoy titles that “defined the generation” with the likes of Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and a lot more. There are twenty games total and it’s considered a bargain for Sony console owners. So much so, PS5 users are selling this collection to PlayStation 4 accounts.
With twenty “generation-defining” PS4 games, it’s a hard deal to pass up, and PS4 players wanted dibs too. Taking advantage of a loophole in the system, PS5 players were able to log into PlayStation 4 accounts to grant them access to the entire collection. Likely for a price. Unfortunately, Sony wasn’t too keen on letting folks get away with it. According to community reports, PS5 accounts leveraging this loophole have been banned for months at a time.
Most of accounts will be unplayable for the next two months, including the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Worse, some PS5 consoles get banned.
Gamers call it “SIE Thanksgiving Day Massacre”.
PlayStation HK has not responded to the issue at this time. pic.twitter.com/Y27LHCmDPC
— 王之乎 (@zhihuwong) November 26, 2020
Reports have claimed that the bans will last two months, which means these PS5 accounts won’t be able to access any network services. Predictably, people are none too happy, with some console owners going as far as calling this ban a “massacre.”
According to user @zhihuwong: “Most of accounts will be unplayable for the next two months, including the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays. Worse, some PS5 consoles get banned. Gamers call it SIE Thanksgiving Day Massacre. PlayStation HK has not responded to the issue at this time.”
So far, it these instances have been centralized in Hong Kong. For those residing in other regions, however, it’d be worthwhile to keep this in mind to avoid the consequences of getting their PS5 accounts banned. Especially since the holidays provide opportunities to wind down, it may not be the best idea to risk it all for a few games.
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