PS4 Survey Asks if You Want to Change PSN ID, Have More PS2 Games, and Custom Backgrounds

Sony is asking fans what features they want most.


Sony has sent out a survey asking PlayStation 4 users what they think are the most important features that should be added to the console.

The survey was posted online by NeoGAF user Saint of Killers. Among the choices are much-requested features such as the ability to change a PlayStation Network ID, custom backgrounds, and a hide/completely remove item from library function.

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Also found on the list of options are "PS1 classics" and "PS2 classics," indicating the platform holder may be gauging the demand for more re-releases.

One of the features mentioned, PlayStation Store wishlists, was added on October 23. Currently, the functionality is only accessible through the web version of the PlayStation Store. It is unclear if or when it will be added to the console store.

The survey also asks when respondents "expect PlayStation to release the next big system software update (system software 4.0) with new features?," with a range of timeframes starting from "before the end of 2015" and going up to "2017 or later" available to pick.

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On September 30, Sony released update 3.0 for the PS4. The new firmware introduced a number of features and user-interface enhancements, such as Twitter sharing for videos, tweaks to the interface for streaming on YouTube, and an increase in online storage capacity from 1 GB to 10 GB for PS Plus Members.

The PS4 maintained its position as the best-selling console in the US in September, according to data published by NPD.

"PlayStation 4 was the number one console for NBA 2K16,Madden NFL 16, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and FIFA 16. Including the highly successful limited edition console bundle, PS4 also led retail sales for Destiny: The Taken King."

The PS4 was also the best-selling console in August. This may change, however, in the the holiday season, when Microsoft will release several exclusive games, including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Halo 5, Sony, meanwhile, will be relying on its new partnership with Activision in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to maintain the lead.

What would you like to see in the next PS4 firmware update? Vote in our poll here.

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