Sony confirms you can (finally) change your PSN username
October 11, 2018

So you can get rid of the prettyboy21 username you were using 10 years ago.

Finally! Sony has confirmed that it will soon let you change usernames for your PSN ID on your PlayStation 4. At the moment it will be on a testing phase where beta testers can access them.

To do this, you can head to the Settings menu on the profile page of your PlayStation 4. Sony will also let you display your old username next to the new so users can still recognize you.

Sony also mentions that the username change will only affect games released after April 1, 2018, so previous games that you have played with still bear your older username. They also said that they can’t guarantee that all games will support the feature and errors should be expected.

There’s also a catch, while changing your name for the first time is free, succeeding changes will be possible only by paying $9.99 ($4.99 for PS Plus members).

“If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change,” Sony added.

The feature should roll out early next year via a system update.

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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