PlayStation Users Can Now Finally Change Their PSN Names, Here’s How to Do It

PlayStation users can finally, after years of asking Sony to make it possible, change there PSN ID’s. The long-awaited arrival of the feature is now available for all users.

Yes, you heard me right, if you wanted to change your PSN ID, now its possible. Sony will allow users to change their PSN ID’s as much as they want, however, it will cost them a little. However, no worry, as the first name change is free, so make sure to take advantage of it.

The PlayStation Blog ran a little FAQ post detailing the new service. If you have any questions, these will most likely answer them. Make sure to check out some of the FAQ down below, or head to the PS Blog for the full details!

Q: Where and how can I change my online ID?

You can either change your online ID on your PS4 or web browser.

PlayStation 4:

  • Step 1: From your PS4 go to [Settings].
  • Step 2: Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Online ID].
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Web browser:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your PlayStation Network account and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  • Step 2: Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Q: How many times can I change my ID?

In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can change your online ID.

Q: Can I revert back to my old ID?

You can as long as the old ID doesn’t violate the Terms of Service. You can revert back to any of your previous IDs by contacting PlayStation Support.

Q. Do I have to pay to revert back to an old ID?

No, reverting back is free.

Q: What happens to my old online ID? Can someone else take it?

No, your old online ID is only available to you.


So, it’s official, PlayStation users can finally change their PSN ID’s. Now that you can do it, will you actually go through with it? Let us know what new user ID names you plan on using in the comments below!

Source: PS Blog