I wish Sony would allow me to change my PSN username

#1 Posted by k--m--k (994 posts) -

would even pay for such service

#2 Edited by BattleSpectre (5954 posts) -

It's always seemed very weird to me as to why they don't let you. I know I shouldn't be talking about the "other side" in here but on the Xbox you can change your name and the first time it's free, after that they charge you for it. Either way I really think Sony should follow suit.

#3 Posted by marcheegsr (2465 posts) -

It would be nice but I doubt it will ever happen.

#4 Posted by dipdish (858 posts) -

It's just a username. Unless, you really f'd-it-up while creating. = )

#5 Posted by nyc05 (10173 posts) -

You're not alone. PlayStation users have been asking for this feature for several years now. Why Sony has chosen not to allow it, even if for a fee like their competition does, I have no idea.

I believe that, sooner or later, Sony will figure out a way to make this happen. Just a gut feeling, nothing more.

#6 Posted by jasean79 (2338 posts) -

I agree 100%. Xbox does have that going for it. Is it worth $10 that they charge? Maybe, maybe not. I guess it depends on how bad you want a new handle.

#7 Posted by k--m--k (994 posts) -

@dipdish said:

It's just a username. Unless, you really f'd-it-up while creating. = )

I really did...back in 2007

#8 Edited by SoNin360 (5286 posts) -

They must be having some issue with implementing it, because I have no idea why they wouldn't at this point. They could make a decent chunk of money by charging $5-10 to change a username. Fortunately, this doesn't bother me as I'm fine with the username I created over 4 years ago and even use it for most sites today. I would even change my GameSpot name to it if I could.

#9 Posted by BattleSpectre (5954 posts) -

@SoNin360 said:

They must be having some issue with implementing it, because I have no idea why they wouldn't at this point. They could make a decent chunk of money by charging $5-10 to change a username. Fortunately, this doesn't bother me as I'm fine with the username I created over 4 years ago and even use it for most sites today. I would even change my GameSpot name to it if I could.

It's great having cash right ;)

#10 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1254 posts) -

you can just make a new account, and get 2 weeks of ps plus for free, thats what I did.

#11 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69890 posts) -

The new PS4 update might make that possible

#12 Edited by BattleSpectre (5954 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

you can just make a new account, and get 2 weeks of ps plus for free, thats what I did.

Yeah and lose all your trophies and hard work you've spent over the years achieving them. Yeah thanks, but no thanks. I have over 900+ trophies, no way I'd lose them all just to have a new name. Even if my name was Barbie-Lover I wouldn't give a damn.

#13 Edited by k--m--k (994 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:
@ps4hasnogames said:

you can just make a new account, and get 2 weeks of ps plus for free, thats what I did.

Yeah and lose all your trophies and hard work you've spent over the years achieving them. Yeah thanks, but no thanks. I have over 900+ trophies, no way I'd lose them all just to have a new name. Even if my name was Barbie-Lover I wouldn't give a damn.

I am not going to waste my 2500 trophies because of username either

and that is why I would pay for such service

IF SONY WOULD GIVE US SUCH A THING

#14 Edited by thirdson1812 (71 posts) -

Who knows. They might add the feature sometime later this generation.

#15 Posted by HowlingLotus (389 posts) -

I wonder if they could implement something along the lines of what Steam does.

My account name to for log in purposes and Steam ID # will forever be the same, but I can freely change my profiles name at will. This is nice as this is what people search for me with and also what is displayed for stat and achievement websites. So even if you have an embarrassing/unwanted account name you are free to change the name people see. I doubt this would be hard to implement as a free service - how many resources could this honestly take?

#16 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1730 posts) -

Too bad. You're stuck with that silly username you came up with when you first bought your PS3 at 13.

-SOB-

I second the above posters suggestion of Sony doing what Steam does.

#17 Posted by k--m--k (994 posts) -

Too bad. You're stuck with that silly username you came up with when you first bought your PS3 at 13.

-SOB-

I second the above posters suggestion of Sony doing what Steam does.

I was 17 but i guess it doesnt matter when you are an old asshole ^_^

Also Yoshida said: "It’s actually a common question that I’ve been asked is ‘Can I change my PSN ID?’ That’s a very common request, and I wish we could say ‘Yes, you can”, but it’s very technically complex. I can’t answer that, really.”

source

#18 Posted by BattleSpectre (5954 posts) -

@k--m--k said:

@Lucky_Krystal said:

Too bad. You're stuck with that silly username you came up with when you first bought your PS3 at 13.

-SOB-

I second the above posters suggestion of Sony doing what Steam does.

I was 17 but i guess it doesnt matter when you are an old asshole ^_^

Also Yoshida said: "It’s actually a common question that I’ve been asked is ‘Can I change my PSN ID?’ That’s a very common request, and I wish we could say ‘Yes, you can”, but it’s very technically complex. I can’t answer that, really.”

source

I smell bullshit, if Xbox Live let's you do it why can't PSN? They can't be that different Infrastructure wise.

#19 Posted by commonfate (12212 posts) -

Too bad. You're stuck with that silly username you came up with when you first bought your PS3 at 13.

-SOB-

I second the above posters suggestion of Sony doing what Steam does.

But who doesn't like soggy cheetos?

#20 Posted by tempura13 (441 posts) -

I just remembered this PS4 survey.

Perhaps this feature could happen at some point? Hope that it's not just a PS4 exclusive feature (e.g. you can only use/change premium avatars on the PS3).

#22 Edited by BranKetra (47947 posts) -

People have been asking for this over the years. With enough of us, another Twitter campaign could bring change.

#23 Posted by kyacat (4043 posts) -

@k--m--k said:

@Lucky_Krystal said:

Too bad. You're stuck with that silly username you came up with when you first bought your PS3 at 13.

-SOB-

I second the above posters suggestion of Sony doing what Steam does.

I was 17 but i guess it doesnt matter when you are an old asshole ^_^

Also Yoshida said: "It’s actually a common question that I’ve been asked is ‘Can I change my PSN ID?’ That’s a very common request, and I wish we could say ‘Yes, you can”, but it’s very technically complex. I can’t answer that, really.”

source

I smell bullshit, if Xbox Live let's you do it why can't PSN? They can't be that different Infrastructure wise.

Actually its not bullshit and that a quite few Microsoft fans have change their user names where they even post on xbox 360 forums and ask other members what be good user name for them to chose

#24 Posted by BattleSpectre (5954 posts) -

@kyacat said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@k--m--k said:

@Lucky_Krystal said:

Too bad. You're stuck with that silly username you came up with when you first bought your PS3 at 13.

-SOB-

I second the above posters suggestion of Sony doing what Steam does.

I was 17 but i guess it doesnt matter when you are an old asshole ^_^

Also Yoshida said: "It’s actually a common question that I’ve been asked is ‘Can I change my PSN ID?’ That’s a very common request, and I wish we could say ‘Yes, you can”, but it’s very technically complex. I can’t answer that, really.”

source

I smell bullshit, if Xbox Live let's you do it why can't PSN? They can't be that different Infrastructure wise.

Actually its not bullshit and that a quite few Microsoft fans have change their user names where they even post on xbox 360 forums and ask other members what be good user name for them to chose

I don't know what the fvck I just read but it wasn't English.... could you please rephrase that?