Sony’s policy on changing your username was always…. uuuuuum…. no.
However, that policy seems to have changed – as it’s now possible to change your username as many times as you want… at a price.
If you ever still rocked that wildly embarrassing username from 2009, this might sound like music to your ears. You are now able to change your username for free.
But only once mind you. Any subsequent changes thereafter, cost around $10 per change or as little as $5 per change if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber.
However, it appears that paying real life money isn’t the only cost you might face if you change your username. Sony have warned that changing your username might cause issues with PS4 games and advise you think carefully before you action on anything.
To make it easier, they put together a list of PS4 games that might be affected by a username change.
Changing your username can cause issues such as losing in game items paid for by real currency or even loss of trophy progress entirely. So think carefully and check the list, before making any decision.
If you still want to change your username after calculating the risks, here’s how you do it:
The first way you can change your username is by going to this Account Management page via your web browser. Secondly, select your PSN Profile and choose ‘edit’. Finally, create a new ID and follow the rest of the prompts.
On Your PS4 Console
The next way that you can change your username involves doing so on your PlayStation 4.
From your PlayStation 4 dashboard, go to Settings > Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID. After that, create a new ID and follow the rest of the prompts.
On Your PS5 Console
The final way to change your username involves doing so on your PlayStation 5, if you’re one of the lucky few to own one.
Firstly, from your PlayStation 5 dashboard, go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Account > Profile > Online ID. After that, create a new ID and follow the rest of the prompts.
And that’s it. That’s everything you need to do in order to change your username on your PSN account. No more embarrassing shout outs in multiplayer lobbies or mis-spellings.
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Until next time. 😉