Sony Confirms PSN Name Changes For PS4, Here's How They Work

Feature enters the PlayStation Preview Program and will be available to select users.

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Now Playing: PSN Name Change Feature Is Coming - GS News Update

If you ever wanted to change your PSN online ID on your PS4 but were frustrated at the lack of ability to do so, there is some good news on the horizon. Sony has announced it will be testing a new feature that allows you to change your PlayStation Network name. The much-requested PSN online ID change feature is currently entering PlayStation's Preview Program before rolling out more widely to all users.

As of now, the feature will only be available to PlayStation users that have registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas. For those that do get access, you'll be able to do your first change for free. Changes after that will cost $10 USD/CAD / €9.99 / £7.99. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $5 USD/CAD / €4.99 / £3.99 after the first change.

To make the change, authorized users can access the feature through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4. You'll also get the ability to display your previous PSN ID alongside your new one (so your friends can recognize you). This is a choice users will have to make; once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won't be able to change this.

Another caveat is that the new feature won't be compatible with all games. It will be compatible with PS4 games released after April 1, 2018, and "the majority of the most-played PS4 games" released before this date. PlayStation is making it clear not all PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games are guaranteed to support the feature, so users might see issues or errors in certain games. If you run into any issues with the change, PlayStation will let you revert back to your old ID free of charge.

The preview program is set to go until the end of November 2018, and PlayStation has plans to roll it out for all PS4 players in early 2019. At that time, a full list of compatible games (those published before April 1, 2018) will be released.

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Heqteur

Lol paid name change...

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onehitta323

@heqteur: how many times do you plan on changing your name? Lol. Did you read the article? The first one is free.

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rcdriver

@onehitta323: Did you read the article? It does not say that the first change is free, it says that the first change is free for BETA testers that are already accepted.

Love how people try to tell someone that they should read the article, when obviously, they didn't themselves...

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onehitta323

@rcdriver: and what's your point? The first one is free like I said. I dont know or care if hes a beta tester. He can read the details himself. So thanks for repeating it again. Read the article and comments before responding. Thank you.

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rcdriver

@onehitta323: You don't know or care because all you do is whine and cry about everything... You didn't read the article, otherwise you wouldn't have commented

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onehitta323

@rcdriver: who's whining and crying right now? Lol. You just repeated the same thing I said but with more detail. Not my issue. I dont need it anyway. You kids get offended by everything these days. Silly wabbits

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Rushaoz

@heqteur: Is $10 hard for you to come by where you live or something? All services in life come at a fee. Were you born yesterday?

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BabeNewelll

Welcome 🙏 to the 90’s

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onehitta323

Not sure what the big deal was about this. Who cares, I dont need it.

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kgsg-19-2

@onehitta323: Maybe has it ever occurred to you that others would like to do this for their own reasons that you haven't bothered to think about? Don't be selfish and ignorant.

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onehitta323

@kgsg-19-2: nope it hasn't and i still dont care about it.

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kgsg-19-2

@onehitta323: No. The fact that you don't care, and lack the ability to understand others as well as my comment is why. It's not the fact that you don't agree w/ a name change, it's the fact you don't understand the why is the problem. Look, I'm just trying help you, if people actually tried to better themselves we would all be in a much better place. Have a good one man, wish ya the best.

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onehitta323

@kgsg-19-2: ahhhhhh yes typical kids these days. Offended by everything . Lol. Sorry kid. Still dont need to change my name or care about this feature ! Please help me!

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Mezzanine58

@onehitta323: Still cared enough to comment.

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onehitta323

@mezzanine58: isn't this a comment section about an article? Or am I in the wrong place? Took 2 seconds to type it. Just commented that I dont care or need it. That simple. Rage more though.

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Leeric420

@onehitta323: Then why click on the article and comment on it genius? lol you tried.

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onehitta323

@Leeric420: hmmm so you have to like every title/article in order to comment? Got ya buddy. Didn't see that in the rules. Kids these days lol.

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Leeric420

@onehitta323: I see you cant read, let me help you out child. So you read and comment about things you dont care about or need? Lol and im the kid? Riiiiiiight. Nice try man. Might want to think before you post so you dont look retarded.

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onehitta323

@Leeric420: ok sure thing kid! Still don't care :) keep on trying to make me though lol. Still mad brooooo!?

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Leeric420

@onehitta323: You care enough to read, comment and keep responding? lol Im mad that your retarded? Thats really what your going with...cool story bro. Enjoy that denial.

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onehitta323

@Leeric420: still don't care. Sorry bro! :)

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kgsg-19-2

@mezzanine58: Literally absolutely nowhere even close to problem. Not even shocked by this anymore. Sad.

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sleepnsurf

Wow a little late lol. Who cares anyway.

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tarheelsforever

this is great news. now at least some of the former dope heads that have 420 in their names can change them. ive never understood why so many people choose to advertise the fact that they smoke weed anyway. its really your business only. nobody cares if you smoke weed or not.

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DeadlyMustard

@tarheelsforever: As a 'dope head' without 420 in my gamertags... I completely agree.

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tarheelsforever

@DeadlyMustard: lol. no disrespect intended but you get my drift.

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Kadin_Kai

I am more interested in changing regions.

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zyxahn

Well that sucks. I would have changed it, because I had 1 account but forgot the password. So I opened another one. I used a female name because it's bad ass. A male avatar named Sarahcide, doesn't look right. But I've had it for years now. Changing it, is not something I want to pay for. I understand, but it's still stupid.

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PappaFost

Name change? Why would I want a name change???

- xxxNickelback4lyfe_420xxx

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Sticktalker336

@pappafost: lol that is not your name bro

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SMOUCHE_MOLE

I’ve registered for past betas but I can’t see where I can attempt this name change. Followed the paths suggested in the article with no luck. Has someone done this yet? Help please?

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Sticktalker336

@smouche_mole: you would probly be reading an article that says name changes have started

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SMOUCHE_MOLE

@sticktalker336: Thanks dick.

Article states, “The much-requested PSN online ID change feature is currently entering PlayStation’s Preview Program before rolling out more widely to all users.”

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ukgamer51

I find it really funny how sony are now waking up "FOR THE PLAYERS"

1st of all they say the will open up to cross platform play, and now looking to enable you to change you PSN Name.

Please add Comments below for another console that has had this already. DOH!

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tarheelsforever

@ukgamer51: i care nothing about crossplay. besides, why would Sony, the market leader be eager to help a competitor anyway? the PS4 user base is vast. although ill admit i wouldnt mind the chance to school some Xbox1 players in Fifa or Battlefield.

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Sticktalker336

@ukgamer51: I find it funny that you think Sony is just now waking up they’ve had more exclusives than anybody and there exclusives are by far the best games

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Mo_mann

Am I one of the few people still happy with what their 12 year old self chose?

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DeadlyMustard

@Mo_mann: Nah I'm alright with mine

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blairstheman

@Mo_mann: yes lol. Mines Stunny420 (started smoking weed back then i guess i thought it was a cool name 😂) im 25 now and i absolutely hate it haha

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Sticktalker336

@blairstheman: I definitely agree

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Schizycho

Welcome to the 21st century Sony, it took you a decade longer than anyone else to get here, but welcome.

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Pyrosa

Sssoooo... "Weinstein4President" can finally be changed. Whew!

(Weinstein was a cat -- total coincidence)