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30 Nov 2008
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[PSN ACCOUNT] How to change the country in address details?

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Hi,

 

Anyone knows how to change the country in your account details? I've recently moved to another country, but I cannot enter my new address properly, as the country still is set to my old country. Nowhere can I find how to change this. Any ideas, as I don't want to create a new account, just because Sony/Playstation blocked this feature? And creating a new one will make me lose all my friends and downloaded items, right?

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You Can't for Some reasons.
The country is what determines the language options for the PSN content.
The Playstation store is region locked as well.
If you live in a country which is not were you are born Sony seam to think you should know the Language as well, so the store is locked to the local language.

If you move region you are required to make a new PSN account and agree to the New PSN agreement on sign up. this is due to other countries having Different laws and governing bodies who controll those Laws per country. for example the UK BBFC has no powers in Australia and a BBFC 18 rated PSN game may only be a 15 rated PSN in AU.

You can keep the old account as it is still valid and you can still use it with online games. but New paid for PSN content will need to be done on the New account.
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K, thanks for the reply. I guess I'm royally messed then, as I'll have to use two different accounts to play now?

It's weird for Sony to assume that when I live in a country, I'll speak the language well enough to read through an user agreement and understand enough of it to agree it?

 

Why not have the user depend what language psn is in, with a default to his/her native language? Or have English as an option?

 

I don't mind accepting a new agreement on changing countries (not regions even, I just moved from Netherlands to Spain, so it's still Europe).

 

Ah well, I guess I won't be buying any online content then. Sorry Sony, but your own fault!

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Have fun in spain but Due to local Spain Laws you may have more/less content than Netherlands and different age ratings on the content as well.
I know that the PS3 system can be set to English/Netherlands for games to over ride Spanish but the store does not . Regional Localised PS3 games will come optimized for spainish users as well, so you might be better off buying over the internet from another retailer of your choice.

Ps Of topic, a lot of old English people live in spain but you must run in to a locals, who cant speak any thing but Spanish, I know they dropped the forced English lessons in the EU, just like the UK ditched the forced French lessons, instead you had double PE option, I know because thats what I did double PE. ( japanese was not an option then.)
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ok but what if i want to change my credit card details

i was uk resident and i have uk account then i moved to belgium and i agree what you wrote above

but i changed my credit card for the new belgium one (so the old one is not valid any more) and when im trying to update c card details there is a united kingdom (and not active) by default in billing information on the second page (addres section) :(

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You can use your old account. Just create new to buy stuff from store, but play on your old acc. This way you will not lose your trophies.

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thx mate :)

i was thinking about that, but would you agree with me that everyone would like to have one account and could manage it the way he likes, not like PSN wants :(

switching between accounts all the time its not f....ing comfortable at all :)

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I'm agree with everything , but can we - I meen all  ps3 user write to PSN manger to change PSN setings, mb it will work , how you thing?

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I agree but how we wil do this.

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does that mean i can buy ps+ on a new account so i can use it on my old account? since im using nate_210 but it is registered to an aus address when i living there for a while, back in UK now and i wanted to purchase ps+ but cant cuz u cant change the add.

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PS+ content is locked to the account you buy On and it gets worse Not all PSN content allows users switching some are locked to the 1 user that payed for PS+. Like avatars. Any free PS+ content is rented not owned. Cancelling PS+ puts a lock on that content. untill you reactivate PS+.
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Guys, I got a second account working as some suggested... now the thing is, if I buy for example theFIFA 11 Live Season update from my new account (with no history, trophies, etc.) will I be able to use that downloadable content on my old account (registered in the UK) or not?

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did you ever get an answer for this question?

 

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hi

         do u know when u make a new acount when u buy your games and other stuff

         when u go back on to your old profile will the games that u bought still be on bought acounts

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you mean you can stick with your old account and still buy new downlaods for your games by using another account.

 

you see i've just moved from canada to england and don't want to start over earning trophies and levels on another account.

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I have got ps vita  and I want to change the country but il though about getting a new PS Vita memory card and you can swapping them cards any time when ps vita is turned off.

 

But when you put new ps vita memory card in and turn it on then you need to setup it. (PS. I haven't tried it yet.)

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Hi if it is not possible to change the country, what happen if I have two accounts in my PS3 one is from US and the other for UK and acquire the Playstation Plus membership, lets pretend I acquire using the US account, and get some DLC and games, it is possible to use those on my UK account??
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^ DLC is generally region locked so that wouldn't work. It'd need to be bought from the store that matches the game.
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I'm sorry but what is the concept of globalization?

Does sony really think I can't move from a country to another?

 

It's ridiculous to even imagine that such a huge company thinks like that.

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1 year with PS+ in Germany. Now Im moving to UK, and im going to lose all my games. Thank you, Sony. You suck.

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I'm pritty sure nowhone has it as bad as me , i moved to Switserland from Belgium , and i bought a 50 CHF (Suisse money) card , didn't work , scince i live close to Italy , i bought one there , thinking that it might be an  Money diffrence Problem , and now , i have 100 Euro on a little playstation card , wich won't work , THIS would be the reason i would buy XboX

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