PSN Online ID Change Available Now

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    Some months back, Sony promised the release of one of the most requested features for PSN for many years: The ability to change your PSN ID. After a few months, and some testing with the PS4 Preview Program, Sony has announced today that finally, all users will be able to change their PSN IDs later today, April 10th, 2019.

    Along with the announcement, Sony released a small FAQ that answers many questions about how online ID changes will work, notably:
    • The first name change will be free, with any preceding name changes costing $9.99, or $4.99 if you're a PS+ subscriber.
    • Old IDs are not freed for other users to chose.
    • You can revert your new ID to your old one for free, if you don't like your new one.

    As noted previously by Sony, there are some caveats with changing your PSN ID: some online games may not function correctly with your new online ID, with no guarantees for any game released before April 1st, 2018. Sony has released a list of games with no issues, and those with some known issues, which can be found here.

    The ability to change your username will become available later today, likely around the time Sony updates the PSN Store, and can be done either directly on your PS4 or via any web browser by logging into your PSN profile.

    UPDATE: This feature has now been enabled on Sony's end, so users can now change their PSN ID!

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  1. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thats too big of an issue list for me to even consider this....
     
  2. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    Better later, than never!
     
  3. BORTZ

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    I've thought about it, but BortzANATOR is good enough for me.
     
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    not available to me yet.
     
  5. duwen

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    Never been an issue for me - I always take user name creation as seriously as naming a pet, knowing it will be something I have to live with for a significant amount of time.
    ...the fact that I'm usually Duwen (or a slight variation of that name) on every gaming platform I use, makes life very simple.
     
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  6. RedBlueGreen

    RedBlueGreen GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hooray, now people won't be stuck being called xxx1337$W@GM@ST3R69xxx anymore. It's a little ridiculous we couldn't already do it. I know Nintendo doesn't allow it yet either unfortunately.
     
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  7. sonicvssilver22

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    This is good news considering I made my account back when I was in middle school and I've been stuck with the username I picked in the day ever since. Probably gonna wait until this matures though. That list of warnings does not look fun LOL
     
  8. aos10

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    well, i guess xXmissHyperLuna3Xx will remains for now
     
  9. RedBlueGreen

    RedBlueGreen GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Beats mine, which is the word epic followed by part of a TV show quote. But it was 8 years ago I made that account.
     
  10. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

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    isnt it only nicknames that you can change for free at anytime on switch?
     
  11. Fugelmir

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    I bought a used ps4 with a drug and sex related name -- but it had a lot of purchases and ps plus games. So it's nice to finally be able to change it.
     
  12. WiiUBricker

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    Finally I can get rid of xXL33tK1ngN00bSlay3r4000Xx
     
  13. deinonychus71

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    Nice. Now could they allow region change? Their policy is a nightmare for whoever dared moving to another country in the modern age.
    And no. Creating a new account doesnt fix it. Not when you have to constantly swap primary console.
     
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  14. Lucifer666

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    Oh my god, how badly was this implemented?! As a software developer this reeks of shit database design.

    LOL I hear you, I moved countries 3 years ago and now I ring a shop in the country I used to live in every year to ask them to give me a 1 year PSN plus code and I pay them by card. No online shop sells them. Just ridiculous
     
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  15. raxadian

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    I just made my profile and ID last year so I have no issues with it. Plus I don't wanna break my games.
     
  16. emigre

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    Thank fucking God. I don't game online so I'm fine. Looking forward to becoming Narutofan1990.
     
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  17. duwen

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    Not true. Lots of places sell 'out-of-region' PS Plus and PSN Wallet cards... try https://www.play-asia.com/search/psn
     
  18. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    Yes places do, but not for the country that I moved from.
     
  19. Chizko

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    ???? ??? ???
    But with some games you can lose all progress...
     
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