I would also highly suggest making an account, don't let one incident deter you. What happened to PSN was unfortunate but you should remember that it could virtually happen to any site you use. Like 2NA says; if you're really worried, use fake details and use PSN cards to purchase the goods.
If you want Gundam Extreme VS DLC, you'll probably need to make a Japanede account too, since I don't think that game will be released outside of the region.
2NA Fish wrote:
It's as easy as creating an extra user account on your PS3, giving an e-mail address and setting the Region to Japan. You don't have to put money into it until you feel like it. If you're worried, just get a free e-mail address and enter fake details.
I've had a Japanese PSN account since I got my PS3, but I only started using it when I got my Gundam Musou 3 DLC early this year.
After the hacking fiasco, I still haven't had any of my PSN points stolen, and don't know
anyone who has.
Sorry if assuming incorrectly, but how did you get Japanese DLC to work with the game from another region?
Also, how do you add funds to an account for a different region? I can't use my Visa card on the JP store.