every PSN ID is taken apparently!

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#1 Posted by notquitesure (133 posts) -

ok well my housemate has just bought himself a new PS3 from tesco with me this very evening and all was well until we tried to set up his online account! everything he tried was unavailable, and im not trying to be funny but we tried everything here!!!! even just mashing the keyboard didnt get accepted can anyone help shed a little light on this problem as we are both stuck!! and im sure this has been posted before but im just LOST!

is there a problem at the moment wit registering upto the PSN?!

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#2 Posted by N64dude64 (25 posts) -
hey sorry about that! is your internet working? if so keep trying names
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#3 Posted by ronniepage588 (4188 posts) -
every psn id is taken, yeah that makes sense. you need to make up a new psn id :P
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#4 Posted by Meshete450 (243 posts) -
i dont think thats possible
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#5 Posted by watson_twenty5 (657 posts) -

ok well my housemate has just bought himself a new PS3 from tesco with me this very evening and all was well until we tried to set up his online account! everything he tried was unavailable, and im not trying to be funny but we tried everything here!!!! even just mashing the keyboard didnt get accepted can anyone help shed a little light on this problem as we are both stuck!! and im sure this has been posted before but im just LOST!

is there a problem at the moment wit registering upto the PSN?!

notquitesure

If I were you I'd contact Sony about what's going on. If slamming on the keyboard didn't work then something must be up. Unless of course your PS3 isn't connected to the internet yet. I'd check over everything and then give them a call.

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#6 Posted by Jack_Force (2693 posts) -
I got my psn in one go :P sounds like theres a fault somewhere especially if you tried the name you wanted with four or so random numbers after it.
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#7 Posted by ronniepage588 (4188 posts) -
most are taken, because of games like cod4 that allow you to make as many names and play online with them as possible, so you can cheat youre way into being ranked 1 with perfect accuracy (mgo cleared that issue quick by charging for second characters).
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#8 Posted by d_ano (2522 posts) -

thats impossible there is an almost infinate amount of names.

just say the name gamespot is taking as an id then try gamespot1 or gamespot12 or gamespot123 or gamespot321 and so on i can go on forever. anyway this is why so many people have numbers after their name dont expect to be able to get a psn id with a ID like solid snake try solid snake126347234863

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#9 Posted by T-Machine99 (1848 posts) -
That's impossible. Are you sure you are typing all your other information in right. Use dashes, upper/lower case letters, numbers.
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#10 Posted by dead_dog_135 (50 posts) -

been trying to get my account online today too and none of the id's work

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#11 Posted by error11 (7163 posts) -
I got mine on the first try! I figured no one already had MowMyLawn! :P