Changing your PSN ID could have its downside says Sony
October 25, 2018

Do you still want to change your username?

A few weeks ago, Sony officially confirmed that it will finally let you change your PSN ID after 12 years. Many welcomed the change, especially for most users who were stuck with funny usernames they created when they were kids. Your PSN ID carries over the progress you’ve played from every PlayStation generation, meaning that most users kept the same username to preserve their progress and trophy achievements.

But after learning more of the downsides on changing your PSN ID, it feels like I should just keep my previous username instead.

Why? An article by ReserEra pointed out some of the side effects that may happen when you change your username. This includes losing access to previously purchased DLC, game progress, saves and trophies. There is also a chance that your previous will still be visible and just in case you encounter an error on your ID change, it may probably not be reversible.

Well, those side effects might just be enough for me to keep my old PSN ID. After all, Sony will only let you change your name for free once – and after that, charge you should you want to change it again.

Do you still want to change your PlayStation ID after knowing these downsides? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays campaigns on his Xbox.
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