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10 Aug 2011
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PSN ID name change?

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Hey, is there any way at all or can I get in touch with Sony to change my PSN ID?

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There is Absolutely. Positively. No way to change your Online ID. Set in stone. No Ifs, Ands or Buts about it. Non-negotiable. New account = new name. 
This is so we can still validate peoples accounts if their account gets compromised

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No, the Online ID (in your case Jerryman_27) can never be changed.

You are able to change your sign-in ID (email address) but if you want a different Online ID, you will need a new PSN account.
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I think it would be a little cooler if you was aloud to change it by paying like $2 or something in PS shop. :l

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no sony will never do this i asked this question to sony as i ve had problems also as my name got chanced by sony without informing me i asked if i could have a new name as mine was not created by me and there answer was no

 

Its all about money as if u want a new name you have to create a new account therefor everything you have downloaded wont work unless you buy it again bit crafty if you ask me. I argued for weeks with them untill they phoned me and basicly called me a lier and told me even tho i didnt create the name i was given i was stuck with it and they wouldnt do anything about it even tho i still have problems signing into it to this day ( i recored to convo on my mobile to back me up just have to figure out how to download it to my computer ).

 

Sony dont care about customers problems they only care about taking our money sorry about the rant just wanted to warn you before you ring sony or anything as you would just be wasting time and money.

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Sony, nor anyone else, can change an Online ID.
The person that creates the account, creates the Online ID and it can never be changed.
You can still use any DLC you have purchased with your original account, if your original account remains on your PS3. You'd end up with two PSN accounts on the one console.
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To be honest, I've phoned PlayStation Support quite a few times because I'm still getting my head around the Network, Store etc. and they're always friendly and helpful.  I know they cannot change an Online ID once it's created. Think they were just following their processes.

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ArmyOfDarkness62 wrote:

no sony will never do this i asked this question to sony as i ve had problems also as my name got chanced by sony without informing me i asked if i could have a new name as mine was not created by me and there answer was no

 

Its all about money as if u want a new name you have to create a new account therefor everything you have downloaded wont work unless you buy it again bit crafty if you ask me. I argued for weeks with them untill they phoned me and basicly called me a lier and told me even tho i didnt create the name i was given i was stuck with it and they wouldnt do anything about it even tho i still have problems signing into it to this day ( i recored to convo on my mobile to back me up just have to figure out how to download it to my computer ).

 

Sony dont care about customers problems they only care about taking our money sorry about the rant just wanted to warn you before you ring sony or anything as you would just be wasting time and money.


Upload it to youtube so I can hear you argue about a name you didn't create and get shut down compeletely. If you don't like your online ID, create a new one. Why you would let anyone else make it for you is beyond me. Also if you've listened to your recording, It'd be interesting to hear them call you a liar. I'm certain most customer support wouldn't be able to do that. You're probably just taking that away from your experience. Chances are they havn't called you a liar but only you know with your ''recording''.

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Uh oh.....there goes your friends list :)

 

 

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i dont believe it is concrete because i know some how had their name changed by sony because it had swearing in it and got past the sensors. i believe it was changed on the same account.
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Are you sure they had their PSN ID name changed? Or did they get new accounts with less offensive names?
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Was that Cantdrivefor*****?
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Ace-Jury wrote:
i dont believe it is concrete because i know some how had their name changed by sony because it had swearing in it and got past the sensors. i believe it was changed on the same account.


Again, NO.

 

They most likely created a new account.

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I don't see why they can't, XBOX Live already has a name change system and its been there for a while now. Sure it costs money to do so, but still the option is there for those who wish to do so. I really cannot see why Sony cannot implement a name change system, I've been stuck with this ID for a few years now just simply cause I didn't want to lose all my trophies.

 

 

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So what ID would you rather have? Your current one seems perfectly fine to me.

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The difference here is, your email address / account number are the unique identifiers for XBL. If you change your PSN ID, the system has no way of linking that to any of your data.
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Im pretty sure that once you change your psn id (if you could), say like on xbox live, im pretty sure they would not lose all records of that name change. So if you did so on xbox live, they would still have record of your old name, and come up in their database searches if the need arises.

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Yes, however, what if some one happens to change thier ID to your old one? I love my ID as it fits the time period I was going for, (per Deciple is spelled the way it is.) which is why i kinda have critisism of the Trophy system and that it shouldn't have been implimented. But I digress, your Online ID is something you should be proud of, while yours may not be "ArmyOfDarkness" and instead be "ArmyOfDarkness1337" be proud cause nobody else had that ID.

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or you could think carefully about what username you intend to have, pick something unique with significant meaning to you, so that 6-12 months later you won't be complaining for choosing a name on impulse or quoting a random line/title from a film, game or whatever

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Trust me, I of all people would be the first to know if you could change your name. 

Who would have thought that six years after making the account i'd regret the name I chose? 

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OtakuAdam? What's wrong with that? Sounds fine to me.

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Unless you're not a fan of anime? ;)
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