For more details on how to activate/deactivate the devices, please read this guide or contact consumer services.
After attacks compromised 77 million PSN users' personal information, including 12 million credit cards, Sony offered freebies to try to convince customers to give the re-secured PSN a second shot. Those freebies for new customers are currently beginning to be phased out as Sony leaves the memory of these April-May hacks behind it.
quote: Sony is now replacing that model with a superior method which allows users to deactivate consoles, online, even if the console is broken or inaccessible.
quote: PlayStation Network users are able to change the activation setting through each device, and Sony Computer Entertainment plans to provide a new PlayStation Network account management website where users will be able to deactivate particular devices attached to their PlayStation Network account via their PC. For more details on how to activate/deactivate the devices, please read this guide or contact consumer services.
quote: It's actually stated right in Jason's article.