PSN ID Changes Are Coming Today for US, Tomorrow for Europe

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Posted April 10, 2019 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gaming News, PS4, Sony

Finally Sony is releasing the function for all PS4 owners to change their PSN ID’s.  The function was available to those that took part in a previous beta towards the end of last year, but now it will be rolling out to everyone.

You can change your PSN ID through your PS4 console via:

  • Settings>
  • Account Management>
  • Account Information>
  • Profile>Online ID>

You can also change your ID through your browser by signing into your PlayStation Network account, select Edit next to your Online ID and go from there.  You can’t however change your PSN ID through a PS3 or PS Vita.

The first initial name change will be free, then it will cost £7.99/€9.99 afterwards, unless you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, then it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each name change after the first one.  You can change your PSN ID as many times as you wish, though it will cost you each time that you do, after the first change.  If for whatever reason you choose to revert back to your old ID, you can do so as many times as you wish at no extra cost by contacting PlayStation support.  You don’t have to worry about previous names being taken either, because they can only be used by you.

It is not possible to change the ID of a Child’s account.  And if you’re concerned that your friends won’t recognise your name change, you have the option to display your previous ID next to your new ID for 30 days, which I would recommend doing.

In general, all games published on or after April 1st 2018 should be compatible, older games may not be compatible to the name change.  There is the duty to state that some game data can be lost or the function to access some DLC.  However, I do have a source that has stated that issues have been very minimal.  I also know people that changed their ID’s during the beta and they have experienced no issues.  That’s not to say that there haven’t been any issues with anyone, because there is always that very small risk.  However, if you do experience any issues, you can revert back to your old ID and that should fix any problems.  You can do this by contacting PlayStation support and this won’t cost you anything.

Speaking of issues, there were games that were flagged as having critical issues during the beta.  This means the mentioned games lost either progress, user created data or the loss of using in-game currency.  The games in question were released before the April 2018 cut-off, other than oddly Onrush, which is quite a recent game.  Those games are as followed:

  • Disc Jam
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Just Dance 2017
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB 15 The Show
  • MLB 16 The Show
  • Onrush
  • The Golf Club 2
  • Worms: Battlegrounds

Are you going to be changing your PSN ID?  I probably will.  Let us know what you’ll be doing across our social media channels.  You can also read-up on further details on the PSN ID name changes over at the PlayStation Blog.  Below is a video quickly explaining how you can change your PSN ID.


Author

Richard Lee Breslin
Richard Lee Breslin

Gamimg has been my life for 30+ years and will always be my passion. I have a BDes Hons Games Development and Digital Media, and I hope to one day turn my passion for gaming and writing into a living. My favourite gaming series are Resi Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and The Last of Us. I collect gaming merchandise, comics and movies. I love football (namely Aston Villa) and WWE. I can also often be found wondering the outskirts of Raccoon City. Follow me on Twitter @Solidus5nake


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