PlayStation name change is here – Pricing, details

PlayStation name changes are now available starting today! Misread name? Too many characters? Not a kid anymore?

Made that crappy name back in high school and been regretting it ever since? Now you can change your PSN ID will be free for the first change. Additional name changes will run you $9.99 USD, but PS Plus subs will get the fee reduced by prety much half to just $4.99.

You can change your name as may times as you want, and you can revert it back to a previous PSN ID for free. However, doing that requires that you contact PS Support.

You can change your name using your PS4 or your computer. On the PS4, this is found in Settings > Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID. And you can change your name just by following the on-screen directions. If you can’t figure out how to do it, perhaps this isn’t for you. Pretty straightforward.

Using your computer will require you to simply login to your PSN account and click the “edit” button next to your ID.

Name changes only work with PS4 games published after 4/1/18 and doesn’t work with Vita or PS3. Sony also has a full list of titles that work without any problems, and others with some problems. There’s even a list for games with critical problems, which are games that may:

  • User may lose in-game currency whether paid for or earned;
  • Loss of game progress, including scores and progress toward trophy unlocking; and
  • Loss of UGC or parts of the game may not function properly, both online and offline.

Sony also states to not change your PSN ID for those games.

It only took them a few years, but now it’s finally happening. Changing your name on PSN is a thing. After being speculating for so long and then confirmed October 2018, now it’s finally here. Some testers already got to try this feature out beforehand. And now it’s live for the public.

Eugene Schmidt

Eugene Schmidt

Freelance journalist and part-time gamer. I specialize in indie games as I think they don't get the attention they deserve. I'm just your typical consumer who has some opinions to share. I've been reviewing games since I was 12. I started out reviewing them with friends on old forums that now no longer exist. Then I went to online VoDs, which I've lost interest in. And now I'm here to deliver my thoughts in written format!

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